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DUI suspects in Dauphin Co. now have to undergo blood tests

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) -

Anyone who fails a preliminary breathalyzer test for driving under the influence in Dauphin County is now required to submit to a blood test, according to a memo sent out by Dauphin County District Attorney.

Ed Marsico's decision came on January 4 after a Dauphin County judge ruled on December 31 that the breath testing machines used in police stations in Pennsylvania are not scientifically accurate.

Marsico said blood testing is a temporary solution while the state appeals the decision.

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