NYC Speeds Up Blood Testing For DWI Suspects


New York City is taking steps to speed up blood tests for DWI suspects who refuse a breath test at the scene of an accident.

The city’s five district attorneys announced the changes Sunday. The moves are designed to get the most accurate blood alcohol reading soon after a wreck, because a suspect’s blood alcohol level can decline during delays.

Under the old system, police officers took suspects first to the nearest police station, and then to one of six special blood testing sites around the city. Now, suspects will be taken directly to the testing site.

Police commissioner Ray Kelly says the changes will help make sure drunk drivers don’t “escape justice through delay.”

Several other changes are also in the works.

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