WLNS.com is reporting that a pilot program for police officers and their ability to test drivers for the presence of drugs will launch in five Michigan counties next week.

Officers in Berrien, Delta, Kent, St. Clair, and Washtenaw Counties will now have the ability to swab the inside of drivers' mouths suspected of drugged driving. The pilot program runs for one year beginning next Wednesday.

Specially trained officers known as drug recognition experts will be dispatched to calls where an officer believes a driver is under the influence. Refusal to submit to testing will be considered a civil infraction.

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