|Updated: 10/17/2012 10:11 am
||Published: 10/16/2012 11:42 am
Tulsa police are cracking down on drunk drivers.
Officers will now start using portable breathalyzer tests to determine if drivers are over the legal limit of 0.08.
Officer Craig Murray with TPD, says it’s not the final blood alcohol content test, but it will be used to determine borderline cases. Until now, officers have performed field tests, like standing and lifting one leg to figure out if a driver is drunk. Murray said the new tests will take out any second-guessing.
The devices are paid with grant money through grant money with the Oklahoma Office of Highway Safety. The breathalyzers will be split up between three TPD divisions: Gilcrease, Mingo Valley and Riverside.