An Act To Require Drug Testing of the Driver of a Motor Vehicle Involved in a Fatal Accident
Sec. 1. 29-A MRSA §2522, sub-§2, as amended by PL 2003, c. 565, §1, is further amended to read:
Current law requires a law enforcement officer investigating a motor vehicle accident that has resulted in, or may result in, a death to require the operator of a motor vehicle to submit to a blood test. If the investigating officer determines it to be appropriate, the officer may require that operator to also submit to a breath test or chemical test to determine the operator’s alcohol level or the presence of a drug or drug metabolite.
This bill requires the investigating officer to require the operator of a motor vehicle involved in an accident that results in, or may result in, death to submit to a breath test or chemical test to determine the alcohol level or the presence of a drug or drug metabolite.