TRENTON - Drivers involved in accidents in New Jersey that result in death or serious injury would have to submit to sobriety testing under a bill advancing in the state Legislature.
Currently, drivers can only be tested for drugs or alcohol when there's evidence or a clear-cut suspicion that a driver is under the influence.
That would change under a bill sponsored by Democratic Assemblymen Nelson Albano of Cape May Court House and Paul Moriarty of Turnersville. The measure would require drivers to submit to a breath test or give a blood sample to determine whether alcohol or drugs played a role in the accident.
Those who refuse would be subject to the same penalties as someone convicted of refusal in relation to a drunk driving charge.
AP wires contributed to this report.