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Hearing Begins For Cell Phone Search Bill In Nevada

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Lawmakers have expressed concern over a Nevada bill that would give police the ability to check a driver's cell phone following a traffic crash.

 

Lawmakers raised those concerns before a hearing on the bill, which began Friday morning. Bill sponsor, Assemblywoman Michelle Gorelow, says the legislation's intent is to allow the field testing of a driver's cell phone in crashes with serious injury or death.

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Assemblyman Tom Roberts says distracted driving is a problem in the state, but he sees some legal challenges with the legislation.

 

The former Las Vegas Metro police officer says he believes people have an expectation of phone privacy. Some lawmakers have raised concerns the legislation would violate the Fourth Amendment.