Blog Posts Tagged with OUIL

Roadside Drug Testing Bills Moving Through Legislature

by: Matt Newburg

February 8, 2016 at 5:13 PM EST

Law enforcement in designated Michigan counties would be able conduct roadside drug testing, including saliva tests, under a measure currently making its way through the state Legislature.

Senate Bills 207 and 434 have already passed the Senate, and are now being taken up by the House. 

Senate Bill 434 would let certain counties establish pilot roadside drug testing programs. The pilot projects would give police officers the authority to swab the mouths of drivers suspected of driving under the...

Are “Implied Consent” DUI Laws Unconstitutional?

by: Matt Newburg

January 9, 2016 at 4:26 PM EST

All 50 states currently have “implied consent” laws for drivers who are arrested on suspicion of drunken-driving and who are asked to submit to blood-alcohol testing. However, these implied consent laws are currently facing a constitutional challenge in the nation’s highest court.  Under state implied consent laws, when you get your driver’s license, it means you have also automatically given consent to blood-alcohol testing if you are ever suspected of DUI....