Drugged driving – driving while under the influence of drugs rather than alcohol – has received a lot of recent attention from law enforcement.
In 2017, a pilot program for a roadside saliva drug test was tested in five counties. This program involved the use of a quick drug test designed to see if a driver had certain drugs in their system. The test is similar to a preliminary breath test for alcohol. The test gives the police probable cause to make an arrest for an OWI.
This year the use of the roadside saliva test will expand statewide.