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Democratic Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has signed a measure that could allow those convicted of driving while intoxicated to get back on the road sooner.

Those convicted of offenses related to drunken driving can regain their licenses, but must use an ignition interlock device on their car for at least six months. The devices test blood alcohol content.

Currently, anyone who tests above .08 or tampers with the device during the six-month period must keep the devices on their car for another six months.

Family and friends mourn the death of Michael Tufts

Oct 6, 2014
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Michael Tufts served as a police officer at the New Bloomfield Police Department for four months before he was hit by a drunk driver in Columbia, Mo. He spent the next 20 months in a coma before dying on Aug. 23, 2014.

While Michael’s death was tragic, his legacy lives on through his family and friends. The Michael Tufts Memorial Fund is a way for his family to raise awareness about drinking and driving.

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Miller County authorities now have a new way to conduct DWI investigations. The new method makes it much easier for officers to attain search warrants when administering blood draws from suspected drivers.


The United States Supreme Court ruled today in a Missouri case that police cannot take a blood test from a drunk driving suspect without a warrant, during a routine drunk driving arrest.

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The Supreme Court is considering whether police must get a warrant before ordering a blood test on an unwilling drunken-driving suspect.

The justices heard arguments Wednesday in a case involving a disputed blood test from Missouri. Police stopped a speeding, swerving car and the driver, who had two previous drunken-driving convictions, refused to submit to a breath test to measure the alcohol level in his body.

On mid-sized farms

Jun 21, 2012
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This week, we’ll hear the final installment of Harvest Public Media’s Farmer of the Future series.