20 Dec 2019
Traffic police may permit rapid tests for alcohol and drugs. Moreover, even those drivers who have no external signs of intoxication can send for these tests
At the moment, testing with the breathalyzer is carried out only in the presence of witnesses, with video filming and drawing up a protocol, however, in the near future traffic police officers can get the right to conduct preliminary checks of all drivers for alcohol and drugs using a contactless detector or paper narcotics.
According to Izvestia, the Ministry of Internal Affairs emphasized that with their help they would not conduct the survey itself, but a preliminary check of the drivers, “not limited to organoleptic methods.” Moreover, drivers can refuse to test without any consequences.
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