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NarcoTest: Soon in Cyprus – police to test for drivers for drug use

The bill allowing for the police to test and arrest drivers who have been found to be under the influence of illegal drugs while driving is expected to be passed within the next few weeks. Based on the new legislation which is still being finalised, testing will follow a similar process like the tests for alcohol. The Director of the Police Traffic Department stated that the police will use new devices that can analyze the driver’s saliva on the spot and accurately identify the illegal substance used. Punishment will be a lot harsher than driving under the influence of alcohol with up to three years imprisonment and a fine of up to 3500 euro.