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Breathalyzer devices in bars?

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) – Bargoers weighing whether they’re sober enough to take the wheel could soon have a tool to help make that decision.

Breathalyzers and similar devices could pop up in more bars across Utah under a coming proposal from Draper Republican Rep. Greg Hughes. The measure is still incubating, but it aims to cut down on drunk driving in Utah.

“It makes good sense,” he said Friday.

Setting up the machines alongside pool tables and juke boxes would especially help younger drinkers who are still learning their limits, Hughes said.

Hughes previously said he was considering whether to require devices in each bar, or just those with infractions, such as serving underage drinkers. He also is considering whether to make it an incentive rather than a mandate.