Forget a breathalyzer, how about a saliva test?
The Vancouver Police Department is part of a new nation-wide pilot project testing roadside drug screening devices, which could soon see drivers being asked to volunteer for a saliva test.
The federal government, the RCMP and a number of police agencies across the country will conduct the experiment to see how well certain roadside testing devices work to detect drugs.
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The devices, known as “oral fluid screening devices” test saliva for the presence of drugs like cannabis, cocaine, meth and opioids.
Any evidence given voluntarily can’t be used against you in court.
The announcement comes a day after a federal task force delivered a series of recommendations about legalizing marijuana and raised questions about detecting stoned drivers.