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Portable Drug Testing Diagnostic Devices

031980179-officer-arresting-drug-dealer.jpegDuring the festivities of the New Year's holiday 2013, the City of Los Angeles rolled out a new program expanding the testing for the use of other drugs at DUI checkpoints. These diagnostics typically test saliva using mouth swabs to test for narcotics in suspect individuals. This was a state funded pilot program, but as of January 2014, has also been tested in 14 other states.

Driving While Under the Influence of an Illegal Drug, Schedule I Controlled Substance, or Prescription Medication in Michigan

031446699-handful-pills.jpegIn Michigan, a person will be convicted of a DUI if he/she operates a motor vehicle upon a highway or other place open to the general public while under the influence an illegal drug, schedule I controlled substance, or a prescribed medication that prohibits driving upon ingestion. See Mich. Comp. Laws Ann. § 257.625.

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