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The Michigan State Police is working on plans to establish a pilot program for roadside drug testing, a spokeswoman said. A new law instructs the state police to pick five counties where it will run a one-year pilot program for saliva-based testing to check drivers for drugs like marijuana, heroin and coc aine. "We expect the counties to be finalized this summer with a pilot to begin sometime later in the year," MSP spokeswoman Shanon Banner said. The five counties will be determined based on criteria including: the number of impaired driving crashes;the number of impaired drivers arrested; and the number of Drug Recognition Experts (DREs) trained in the county, she said.
originally posted by: hellobruce
originally posted by: Arizonaguy
I have a hard time accepting that this is a good idea,
So you think drug addicts driving is a good idea....
originally posted by: DAVID64
a reply to: hellobruce
Are you all for wrongful prosecution? I take narcotics for chronic pain. I function just fine and am not a danger on or off the road, but, if they do just a saliva test, I will test positive. What then? I don't carry a letter from my Dr or my prescriptions with me, so as far as they know, I'm an addict that tested positive.
Should I have to pay bail, go before a judge and pay for a lawyer?
Or should they have to have an actual reason to pull me over?
Marijuana and Hash: up to 24 hours
Opiates: 2-3 days
Cocaine: 2-3 days
Amphetamines, Meth, Ecstasy: 2 to 4 days
PCP: 3 days