The high tech DrugWipe roadside police device. . See SWNS story SWDRINK; Police are to use technologically advanced road-side breath-test kits that will stop some drink-drivers escaping punishment from as early as next year, a transport minister revealed. Motorists who currently fail a breathalyser test must be taken back to a police station for more complex tests, in order to secure an eventual conviction. But this system allows some drivers to escape punishment for drink-driving because they have sobered up enough to pass those later tests by time they are carried out. Now police will be equipped with sophisticated “evidential” devices, allowing them to obtain the accurate results they need at the roadside.

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