The Oklahoma Highway Safety Office (OHSO) used grant funding from GHSA and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to develop standard operating procedures (SOPs) for two oral fluid testing devices. Oklahoma’s Board of Tests for Alcohol and Drug Influence approved these devices for use but required field testing to develop proper standard procedures.
The Drager DrugTest 5000 is a system that consists of the DrugTest 5000 Test Kit and the DrugTest 5000 Analyzer. The two oral fluid testing devices, DrägerDrug Test 5000 and DrugTest 5000 Test Kit, were evaluated through field testing. Once an analysis of results was complete, the OHSO produced a proposed SOP to implement Dräger Drug Test 5000 devices for all law enforcement agencies in Oklahoma.
Due to a recent change in Oklahoma’s law surrounding medical marijuana, law enforcement agencies have a rising need for oral fluid testing devices. For the first time, Oklahoma saw the number of drugged driving fatalities exceed the number of alcohol-related fatalities.