NBC 15: Drugged Driving on the Rise

The increase in drugged driving and the Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene Forensic Toxicology Lab’s role in that testing were featured in a story by NBC 15 news in Madison.

In 2017, the WSLH tested more than 22,000 blood samples from suspected impaired drivers. All of those samples were tested for alcohol and a sub-set was tested for drugs.

According to WSLH Forensic Toxicology Director Amy Miles, from 2014 to 2017 the WSLH saw roughly a 17% increase in total sample submission and about a 46% increase in drug impaired cases.

Watch the story — http://www.nbc15.com/video?vid=481022021