JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Legislation overhauling Missouri's drunken-driving laws has moved to the Senate despite a glitch in the House that stripped out several key provisions.
The House passed the measure Wednesday on a vote of 123-28, with members acknowledging the bill will have to be fixed in the Senate.
Last week, the House added an amendment that inadvertently gutted several sections, including stepped-up penalties for drivers caught with a blood alcohol content of 0.15 or higher.
Democrats argued Wednesday against 1 of the bill's surviving provisions, which would let police take blood samples from suspected drunken drivers before obtaining a warrant.
DWI bill is HB1695
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