State Senate OKs Bill To Shield Impaired Driving Test Results

A common detail in drunk-driving stories — how intoxicated the person was in roadside tests — could be going away in Colorado.

The state Senate gave unanimous approval Tuesday to a bill to shield test results in impaired driving cases from public disclosure.

The change would mean that only criminal defendants, their attorneys, members of law enforcement and parties in a case would be able to see test results in a case of suspected drunk or drugged driving.

The state Health Department would still be able to release statistics about impairment tests, but not individual test results.

The measure faces one more recorded vote before heading to the House.