Driving Stoned

CDOT Hosting Public Meeting on Stoned Driving Tonight

7 hours 45 min ago
CDOT says it's pleased with its progress in educating the public about the laws regarding driving while high, but the agency is still frustrated that Coloradans don't view stoned driving with the same concern as driving under the influence of alcohol. There were 77 fatalities in Colorado that involved drivers ...

Instructor has car “stoned” on the Kilkenny Ring Road

9 hours 27 min ago
Instructor has car “stoned” on the Kilkenny Ring Road. A driving instructor says she has had stones thrown at her car twice in recent weeks. KCLR96FM News & Sport 2 hours ago. Less than a minute. A Kilkenny driving instructor has described having stones thrown at her car on her way to give a lesson ...

Self-driving cars may ultimately be safer than human drivers. But after a pedestrian's death, will the ...

12 hours 3 min ago
Will those robot cars kill people at significantly lower rates than drunk, stoned, tired or distracted human drivers do now? Automakers, technology companies, politicians and regulators are betting they will, as driverless vehicles are rolling out faster than almost anyone expected as recently as a year ago.

Crime Scene, March 20

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 00:07
400 block of Canal Road: A county police officer stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation on Interstate 95 and could smell pot wafting out of the vehicle's window. He called in a fellow officer who is trained to detect folks driving while stoned. As a result, the dope-smoking driver was arrested for DUI.

A few tips for driving under the influence

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 09:22
Seventh: A completion certificate from the Cheech and Chong School of Stoned Driver Safety is not valid while driving in Chiefland. Remember, if a cloud of smoke comes billowing out of the vehicle when you roll down the windows, it doesn't take a trained police dog to detect the smell of marijuana.

Newport Police Ready for 'Stoned' Drivers

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 05:41
Spenser, currently assigned to motorcycle patrol, is leading the department's training efforts in the “hazy” arena of identifying and arresting “stoneddrivers. He has traveled around the country to absorb the latest in drug-related impairment training for law enforcement and has brought that expertise to the ...

PEI students moved by powerful anti-impaired driving presentation

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 17:18
The bulk – and thrust – of the presentation was delivered through a screening of a film called The Pact. In the film, friends of a female student killed in an impaired driving crash (the driver was high from smoking marijuana) vow to build something positive from the tragedy. They make a pact never to drive ...

PEI students warned about dangers of driving high

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 17:07
Just months before recreational marijuana becomes legal in Canada, Mothers Against Drunk Driving is taking a new approach with its annual student education campaign — one focused on the dangers of pot-impaired driving. MADD's national president Patricia Hynes-Coates helped launch the ...

Watch terrifying moment stoned driver with taser wires hanging from arm drives at police officer

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 10:34
This shocking footage shows the moment a stoned driver with taser wires hanging out of his arm drove at a policeman - forcing him to dive to safety. Elliot Flynn, a disqualified driver, was also just "inches" away from hitting two children after he sped from the car park of the Grapes Hotel, off Portico Lane, ...

Father arrested, suspected of driving while stoned with 4-month-old in the car

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 04:30
A man who was driving with his 4-month-old baby as a passenger was arrested after he tested positive during a narcotest and cannabis was found in his possession early on Tuesday in Paralimni, police said. The suspect, a 21-year-old resident of a village in the Famagusta region, was stopped for a ...

Youngsters getting stoned on hypnotics just want more

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 17:07
“I took them to get high,” investigative sources quoted the driver as saying. The teenagers purchased 140 prescription-only sleeping pills for 11,000 yen ($102) from a “secret dealer” on a street, according to Osaka prefectural police. Police arrested the student for violating the Road Traffic Law by driving ...

Stoned driver nearly ran over cop and then escaped at 80mph... but was arrested when he got home

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 11:16
Flynn, of Millbrook Lane, St Helens, was jailed for 10 months at Liverpool Crown Court today after admitting dangerous driving, driving while disqualified, driving without insurance and failing to provide a sample of blood. The court heard he had also breached a suspended sentence order handed down ...

Stoned driver nearly ran over cop as he escaped at 80mph... but was arrested when he got home

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 11:07
A stoned driver with taser wires hanging from his shoulder forced a policeman to dive for safety and missed two children “by inches.” Elliot Flynn was disqualified from driving when he refused to hand over his keys to a PC Price in Prescot. The police officer fieed his taser the window of Flynn's ...

No Robbie, you are nothing like George Michael!

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 02:52
It wasn't his fans fault that he'd drink himself into oblivion and get banned from driving for smoking driving while stoned. We didn't force him to do it. Robbie on the other hand makes it sound like the very people that put him where he is, and the very people who are bringing him back down to earth, are ...

Harm in the High Way: Pedestrian fatalities jump in states with legalized pot

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 00:26
WEED AT THE WHEEL: Denise Valenti, above, says Massachusetts faces problems with pot-impaired driving because of lagging enforcement measures. Cannabis Control Commission Chairman Steven Hoffman says the state is 'committed to doing everything possible to enhance public safety.

Lad writes off uncle's £180k FERRARI after driving car stoned

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 09:48
At the scene officers revealed the driver, who is believed to have not suffered any major injuries, noticed he smelled slightly of cannabis and his eyes were bloodshot. A roadside swab confirmed Patel had been using cannabis which he admitted he smoked to relax him, a court heard. Patel, of Markland ...

Anti-Pot Group Releases Scathing Report Card on Commercial Cannabis

Sat, 02/24/2018 - 08:22
The Marijuana Accountability Coalition and Smarter Approaches to Marijuana just released a report that grades Colorado's cannabis industry on eight factors, including youth-use prevention, black market sales and stoned driving; all eight received an "F" grade. The report card, presented with the ...

California Proposes Zero Tolerance Policy for Underage Drivers on Marijuana

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 13:56
A recently introduced piece of legislation in California's State Senate is targeting Golden State teenagers and young adults as a way to combat wider concerns about stoned drivers, despite a lack of accepted science or data supporting the bill. According to the San Francisco Chronicle, Senate Bill 1273 ...

House Bill tries to do away with car inspections

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 22:00
"Speed is a thing, distracted driving, drunk driving, driving while stoned, any sort of driving while impaired and of course seat belt usage," Eggleston said. "Those things seem to make a difference in traffic fatalities but whether or not your state has an inspection law really doesn't." Eggleston said he ...

LETTER: Number of stoned drivers will get higher

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 15:31
I cycle to work past Camosun Interurban campus and I can tell you that when the classes let out, three or four out of every 10 vehicles that pass me are trailing a cloud of pot smoke. My question for the mayor and police chief is this: If you can't stop people from driving under the influence when pot is ...