Michigan State Police To Administer Roadside Drug Tests

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LANSING (WWJ) – Starting today, drivers suspected of driving under the influence of drugs may be pulled over by police as part of a new roadside drug testing program in five Michigan counties.
A one-year oral fluid roadside drug testing pilot program begins Wednesday, November 8 in Berrien, Delta, Kent, St. Clair and Washtenaw counties.

Under the pilot program, a DRE (a police officer who has received highly specified training that allows him or her to identify drivers impaired by drugs) may require a person to submit to a preliminary saliva analysis to detect the presence of a controlled substance in the person’s body if they suspect the driver is impaired by drugs.

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