CTV News: Feds Approve Controversial Roadside Test to Help Cops Catch High Drivers

On August 28, 2018, Sarah Leamon was interviewed by CTV News for an article on the newly approved drug testing device, the Draeger DrugTest 5000.  

The Draeger DrugTest 5000 will be used by police officers for roadside screening purposes and in order to detect drivers who are possibly impaired by drugs.  But there are a lot of potential problems with the device.  

In the article, Sarah is quoted as saying: "I have concerns about the fact that police have never had any on-hand training with them or any experience with them,"  She goes on to say: "I also have concerns about whether or not they will be suitable for our Canadian environment."  This is because the device doesn't work in temperatures below 4 C, and anyone who's had a drink or snack within 10 minutes may have skewed results.

To read the full article, click the link.  

Sarah Leamon