This webinar provided a look at how Michigan created a one-year roadside drug testing pilot program law that will allow law enforcement officers trained as Drug Recognition Experts (DREs) to administer a saliva test to drivers suspected of being under the influence of drugs such as marijuana and cocaine. Michigan’s Oral Fluid Roadside Drug Testing Pilot Program law has the potential to bring about significant changes to drugged driving investigations if the instruments are determined to be reliable and useful. Law enforcement will have scientific tools available to them to help identify drugged drivers in a timely manner and, most importantly, our roads will be safer.
- Ken Stecker, Michigan Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutor
- Lieutenant Jim Flegel, Michigan State Police
- Moore, C. and Miles, A., Oral Fluid in DUID Cases, Between the Lines Vol. 23 No. 2, National Traffic Law Center, 2015