Bills targeting DWI offenders pass New Mexico House

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SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – Two bills targeting DWI offenders have passed the House.

One bill would allow warrants to blood test anyone suspected of drunk or drugged driving. Currently, blood tests are only allowed in incidents involving felonies, serious injury or death.

The other bill would allow hearings for revoking driver’s licenses by video-conference instead of in person, to cut down on travel time and costs.

Republican Rep. Sarah Maestas Barnes sponsored both bills, which are now headed to the Senate.

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