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Louisville drivers could soon be asked to take roadside drug test during traffic stops

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Louisville, Paducah and Madison County are part of a pilot program to test roadside drug kits for accuracy. Louisville, Paducah and Madison County are part of a pilot program to test roadside drug kits for accuracy.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Kentucky is considering equipping officers with portable drug testing kits that could help police crack down on drivers who are under the influence of drugs. 

The Office of Highway Safety is partnering with officials in Louisville, Paducah and Madison County to test the kits for accuracy.

Right now, LMPD officials say results from current tests aren't available for six months. Officers using mouth swabs during traffic stops could get results back in six minutes. 

Lawmakers say, if the tests are reliable, they'll consider legislation next year to expand their use.

Police officers could eventually carry them to test drivers for drugs.

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