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It was on May 27, 2013 when President Benigno Aquino III signed into law Republic Act 10586 or more commonly known as the “Anti Drunk or Drugged Driving Act of 2013.” This will enable police and other law enforcement officials to pull over any suspected motorist, who may be under the influence of alcohol or drugs, and perform field sobriety tests.
If the driver fails the test, he or she will then be required to take a breathalyzer test at the police precinct. But if the motor vehicle accident involves death and/or physical injury, an alcohol and drugs test will be required. And if found guilty, motorists can be fined up to a maximum of P500,000 with the possibility of permanent revocation of their driver's license.
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Words by Jade Lu
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This is over due, but better late than never. The Senate has finally passed Senate Bill No. 3365, or the Anti-drunk and Drugged Driving Act of 2012, last Monday, 28 January 2012. The Bill, which was sponsored by Senator Gregorio “Gringo” Honasan, chairman of the Committee on Public Order and Dangerous Drugs, imposes strict penalties on motorists caught driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
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