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Government Plans to Implement Drug Tests to Drivers

By Xiu Ying, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The government of President Jair Bolsonaro said that it performed a group of technical studies "aimed at the implementation and use of technologies" to detect the presence of toxic substances in drivers.

According to the publication earlier this month, specific devices will be able to check up to eight types of narcotics, through a saliva sample, and register the presence of drugs in the body. These devices have already been called "drogômetros" ("drugmeters").

As of 2020, it is expected that in addition to the breathalyzer, DUI checkpoints will also test . . .

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