MI Drugged Driving Crackdown

Michigan driving laws have long prohibited drugged driving, but new legislation gives officers an increased ability to identify offenders and enforce the law.

The House passed bills on Tuesday that would allow police to conduct breathalyzer and roadside sobriety tests if they believe a driver is under the influence of drugs. A drugged driver could lose their license or even have it destroyed under certain circumstances, and the person’s status would be uploaded into a state database.

The next step for the legislation is the Senate.

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