Cumberland Times-News

February 19, 2013

Measure proposes drug tests for driver’s license


Associated Press

— CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A bill proposed in the West Virginia House of Delegates would require three separate drug tests before teenagers could get a driver’s license. It is the latest in a string of proposals to expand government-mandated drug testing in the state.

The bill introduced Tuesday would require potential drivers to pass a drug test before they receive a learner’s permit, an intermediate license and a full license.

Last April, Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin signed an executive order mandating drug testing for anyone who participates in government funded job-training programs. Currently there are proposed bills in the House that would require drug testing for individuals seeking welfare and expand drug testing for coal miners.