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5:59 pm
Thu April 17, 2014

Legislation to address drugged driving includes saliva testing

A traffic stop in Grand Rapids.
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State lawmakers are debating a package of bills intended to get repeat drug offenders off the road.

Under the bills, drivers pulled over for erratic driving could be asked to submit to a saliva test. Current law provides for blood, breath and urine testing.

State Representative Dan Lauwers sponsored the legislation. He acknowledged critics who dispute the accuracy of the saliva tests.

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