anyone who ever tempted to try to beat a drug test, authorities
in West Texas have a message – don’t.
men have been caught in the past six months using a “realistic looking
prosthetic device” to take a urine-based drug test, The Associated
Press reported. And all five, who were on probation at the time,
are likely to return to life behind bars because they used the devices.
five were using a device called the “Whizzinator.” The device’s
manufacturer describes it as a realistic-looking prosthetic that
contains artificial urine and a device to warm the liquid to body
device is meant to look realistic, but it was sound, not appearance,
that gave at least one man using it away, the news service reported.
body part when it's up against a plastic cup isn't going to go 'clink,'"
Tom Madigan of the Lubbock County adult probation office told The
who might be tempted to use a device like the Whizzinator should
think twice. Donna Ryun of OOIDA said that truckers who used a device
that was intended to produce a false result would be treated the
same way as someone who refused to take a required test.
employer who receives a verified adulterated or substituted drug
test result must consider this a refusal to test and immediately
remove the employee involved from performing safety-sensitive functions,”
she said. “The employer must take this action on receiving the initial
report of the verified adulterated or substituted test result.”
employee would be barred from further duty until he or she completed
evaluation, treatment, education and other requirements specified
in the federal safety rules.
only could the driver lose his or her job, the driver would likely
find it hard to get another one.
carriers are not likely to hire someone with this type of record,”
Mark H. Reddig, associate editor
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