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Cottage Grove Police Sgt. Jim Smith demonstrates how someone suspected of drunken driving will be tested with a new machine measuring blood-alcohol concentration. Bulletin photo by Scott Wente

New digital DWI testing equipment at Cottage Grove Police Department gets instant results

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A new device will mean a similar drill for suspected drunken drivers but speedier results and smoother processing for cops and prosecutors.


The Cottage Grove Police Department and surrounding law enforcement agencies are using a new machine to measure the blood-alcohol concentration of people picked up for drunken driving or for underage drinking.

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Scott Wente
Scott Wente has been editor at the South Washington County Bulletin since 2011. He worked as a reporter at other Forum Communications newspapers from 2003 to 2011. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.
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