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ND drunken driver testing program may be expanded

BISMARCK (AP) -- A program that requires regular breath testing of suspected drunken drivers could be expanded statewide.

Under the program, someone arrested for more than one drunken driving offense could be required to undergo breath testing twice a day. If the person has been drinking, he or she goes directly to jail.

The project got started in January 2008 in 12 south central North Dakota counties.

The North Dakota House voted 92-0 Thursday to authorize Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem to take the program statewide. The proposal now goes to the state Senate.

Grand Forks Rep. Lois Delmore says the pro