Michigan set to begin roadside drug testing pilot program

July 21, 2016

The state of Michigan will implement a pilot program later this year that will allow police to conduct roadside saliva tests to determine the presence of drugs in a driver’s system. The law, signed recently by Gov. Rick Snyder, allows the Michigan State Police to create a one-year pilot program in five counties to be named later in which troopers that are “certified drug recognition experts” can conduct the tests during traffic stops if it appears the driver is under the influence.

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