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French drivers to carry breathalyzers

March 2, 2013 at 3:33 PM   |   Comments

PARIS, March 2 (UPI) -- A controversial French law requiring motorists to carry breathalyzer kits in their vehicles has been reinstated, a government official said.

French Interior Minister Manuel Valls said the law, which was suspended last summer when stores ran out of the alcohol-sensing devices, is intended to reduce instances of drunk driving by prompting people to test their blood alcohol level before they get behind the wheel. But questions arose over whether a common disposable type of breathalyzer provides accurate information.

Valls told TheLocal.fe Friday motorists will no longer face a $14 (11 euro) fine if they don't have a breathalyzer. How it will be enforced is unclear.

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