What if police could dispatch a drone within minutes to assess emergency traffic situations like the January 9 crash on I-94 in Kalamazoo County? Would that be helpful to determine a better response?

Michigan State Police Lieutenant Jim Coleman, commander of the Coldwater post, tells The Richard Piet Show on WBCK it absolutely would.

Of course, there are detractors who express concerns about the precedent that could set - and potential for abuse of drones, including their use against citizens for unlawful means.

Hear what Lt. Coleman thinks about that, as well as his recounting of the events of January 9, in which he was traveling I-94 minutes before the big crash near Galesburg. Click the player below for audio.