Toxicology Updates: OWI samples accepted and Dane County Roadside Oral Fluid Project Update

The Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene Forensic Toxicology section provides alcohol and drug testing  for law enforcement agencies in Wisconsin for traffic safety and other motor vehicle matters (boats, ATVs and snowmobiles) in support of Wisconsin’s impaired driving laws.


OWI Samples

On Dec. 7, 2016, the toxicology section issued reminder guidance to law enforcement agencies that the WSLH will accept and test OWI blood samples for any OWI offense or crash, felony or otherwise. Memo


Dane County Roadside Oral Fluid Project

The WSLH Forensic Toxicology section is working with Dane County law enforcement agencies as part of the Dane County Roadside Oral Fluid Project, which focuses on suspected drugged driving. The WSLH recently published a summary of Phase 1 of the project.  Phase 2 is currently underway.