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Driving Drugged Can Land You Not Behind The Wheel But Behind Bars

 
Driving Drugged Can Land You Not Behind The Wheel But Behind Bars
Posted May 16th, 2014 @ 4:08am by Michigan Radio Network

A bill cracking down on drugged drivers is moving through the Michigan Legislature.

The Michigan House Judiciary Committee Thursday approved a measure that sponsors say ensures immediate jail time for repeat offenders and better communication between law enforcement agencies.

House Republican Dan Lauwers says the measure puts a 'conditional bond' on drivers who are arrested for operating their vehicle under the influence of drugs and puts the bond into the statewide Law Enforcement Information Network.

It also requires drugged motorists to be given a permit license similar to a drunken driving offense, which would be recorded with the Secretary of State's office.

Lawyers says the bill creates a needed update to state law to address incidences of driving while under the influence of drugs.

The measure, which now goes to the full house, does not allow for the use of a roadside saliva test.

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