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Michigan House OKs testing for drugged driving

Michigan House OKs testing for drugged driving; Breathalyzer, roadside sobriety tests approved
Posted on June 3, 2014 at 4:32 p.m.

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan lawmakers are bringing drugged driving provisions in line with the state’s drunken driving laws.

The House overwhelmingly passed bills Tuesday that would let police conduct Breathalyzer and roadside sobriety tests if they believe a driver is under the influence of drugs. A drugged driver’s license could be confiscated or destroyed under certain circumstances, and the person’s status would be uploaded in a state database.

The state’s driving laws have long prohibited drugged driving. The legislation expands police officers’ ability to identify offenders and enforce the law.

It now goes to the Senate.

Michigan State Police and the Prosecuting Attorneys Association of Michigan have testified in favor of updating the law.


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