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Irving Nathan says the city is now using urine analysis instead, which takes longer to complete and is 10 times as expensive.

"We are moving very quickly to bring back the breathalyzer test, which are better, more efficient and certainly less expensive than the urine testing," he says.

Nathan says he plans to re-file many of the cases that were dropped.

This post was updated at 3:30 p.m.

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