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Ark. officers to use saliva screen to test for drugs and alcohol

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Officers will have a new tool to help them identify folks under the influence.

Starting in July, Arkansas law enforcement can use a saliva test to screen for alcohol or drugs in a person's system.

The method is popular in Europe and is now approved in more than half a dozen other states.

Officers can use the test on a person who has failed a field sobriety test.

The saliva kits screen for a dozen different kinds of drugs plus alcohol.