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Michigan State Police To Conduct Roadside Drug Tests In Pilot Program

LANSING (WWJ) – Michigan State Police are planning to conduct a roadside drug test one-year pilot program.

First Lt. Michael Shaw says if a driver is pulled over for a traffic offense and shows signs of being under the influence of drugs –specially trained “drug reco “Were seeing throughout the state of Michigan there’s an increase in both drugged driving and drugged driving fatalities,” Shaw told WWJ Newsradio 950’s Zahra Huber.

According to WWJ, Police statistics show the total number of traffic crashes involving drugs has reached a decade-high in Michigan.

Shaw said troopers will not be pulling people over indiscriminately.

 “There’s still going to be probable cause for a traffic stop — just like it was….This is just an added component to the probable cause portion of it.”

The program is expected to begin later this year.

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