Impaired Driving With Marijuana

Corbella: A few things that should go up in smoke prior to pot legalization

12 hours 43 min ago
Police chiefs across Canada are thrusting their hands out for more money from their respective funding bodies — in Calgary's case, it's city hall — warning that there is an “urgency” to provide virtually every patrol car in Canada with the means to test drivers for marijuana impairment. It's as though they ...

District Court 12-16

15 hours 55 min ago
Christopher William-Michael Keller, 23, Wintergreen Drive, impaired driving and impeding traffic on Aug. 1, 93 days in jail suspended with credit for one day, $635 fines and costs, three months probation, may not use or possess drugs or alcohol, subject to random drug and alcohol screening, may not ...

Proposed new impaired driving laws could mean mandatory alcohol screening

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 22:45
The reforms are part of Bill C-46, an act to amend the Criminal Code ahead of marijuana legalization in July 2018. There are proposed drug impaired driving laws as well as proposed reforms to current impaired driving laws. If mandatory alcohol screening is passed, police can demand breath samples ...

Impaired driving trend climbing high in Manitoba

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 19:11
In week two of the Festive Season Checkstop Program, Winnipeg Police said there were 14 impaired driving-related arrests. One of which was a drug impaired driver for someone under the influence of marijuana. But, police pulled over 500 less drivers than last year when only 10 impaired ...

Surrey RCMP looking for impaired drivers

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 17:41
“The officers are looking for impaired drivers year round, it happens all year round,” says Surrey RCMP Corporal Scotty Schumann. “Certainly ... to be under the influence of drugs and driving, and I think this will probably become more prevalent as the legislation changes around marijuana, for example.”.

Milpitas police: DUI checkpoint planned this weekend

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 14:18
In recent years, California has seen a disturbing increase in drug-impaired driving crashes. The Milpitas Police Department supports the new effort from the Office of Traffic Safety that aims to educate all drivers that “DUI Doesn't Just Mean Booze.” If you take prescription drugs, particularly those with a ...

Jingle All The Way, But Don't Drink And Get In Your Sleigh, Police Say

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 13:00
Marijuana or "marijuana-type drugs" were the drugs found most often in the systems of Massachusetts drivers killed in crashes from 2011 to 2015, according to the statement. Nationally, an average of 800 people were killed each December in drunk-driving crashes over the past five years, the statement ...

WSP partners with local cops to boost patrols for holiday safety

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 03:03
Impaired driving most often comes from the use of alcohol or marijuana, but it can also be caused by prescription drugs, cold medications and other medications for sleep, allergies or pain. In 2016, impaired drivers killed 278 people and seriously injured 371 more on Washington roadways.

Drugged driving vs. drunk driving

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 01:22
Over the last several years, Michigan has seen a steady increase in fatal crashes involving drivers impaired by drugs. In 2016, there were 236 drug-involved traffic fatalities, which was an increase of 32 percent from 179 drug-involved traffic fatalities in 2015. MCL 257.625(1) Operating While Intoxicated ...

Coroner, chief, sheriff urge safe holiday driving

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 01:00
Matthews also pointed out that DUI is not always about alcohol. “We're seeing people impaired by other things like opioids and marijuana, or whatever,” he said. West said most of the nine non-impaired drivers killed in collisions this year died because of speeding or distracted driving. Others, he said ...

Petaluma Police Launch DUI Crackdown For Holidays

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 22:45
The Petaluma Police Department says it supports the new effort from the Office of Traffic Safety that aims to educate all drivers that "DUI Doesn't Just Mean Booze." Those who take prescription drugs, particularly those with a driving or operating machinery warning on the label, might be impaired enough ...

More Westford Police DUI Patrols For Holidays

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 16:33
WESTFORD, MA — Expect more Westford police officers looking out for intoxicated drivers this holiday season. The department recently received a grant to conduct additional patrols for impaired drivers. "Drivers impaired by any drug, including marijuana or alcohol, are a major threat to the safety of our ...

Progress Made on Marijuana Intoxication Measurement Tool

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 15:26
One of the downsides of legal pot is that law enforcement officers are having a hard time proving drivers are impaired by marijuana. They're don't have one simple, accurate method for testing people they suspect are high on pot, as they do for drunk drivers. For several years, Washington State University ...

DUI Checkpoint Planned In Gilroy

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 11:18
When possible, specially trained officers will be on hand to evaluate those suspected of drug-impaired driving, police said. The department did not release the hours of the operation. Recent statistics show 30 percent of drivers in fatal crashes had one or more drugs in their systems. A study of active ...

Police to increase impaired driving patrols

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 10:45
WALPOLE – The Walpole Police department was recently awarded a grant from the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security (EPOSS) to increase the number of impaired driving patrols during the holiday season. “Drivers impaired by any drug, including marijuana or alcohol are a major threat to the ...

Donté Stallworth: Learn from what I did wrong

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 10:00
Over the past several years, I have traveled the country speaking at high schools and universities, and addressing professional athletes about the danger of impaired driving -- which can be caused by alcohol, drugs or exhaustion. I've met with experts, advocates, law enforcement, victims and offenders ...

PPD DUI/Driver's License Checkpoint Friday night

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 09:03
In recent years, California has seen a disturbing increase in drug-impaired driving crashes. The Porterville Police Department supports the new effort from the Office of Traffic Safety that aims to educate all drivers that “DUI Doesn't Just Mean Booze.” If you take prescription drugs, particularly those with a ...

SLRD sends pot wishlist to province

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 05:40
An information report presented to the board after the letter was sent in November also notes that impaired driving is a greater challenge in rural areas, and regulations and education campaigns need to adapt accordingly. The report also adds that research needs to be done on how legalized pot will fit ...

Letter: Mr. Trudeau, we're just not ready

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 03:03
In addition, impaired driving is already a major burden on our country. Marijuana use will certainly add to this. Our people have suffered enough with drinking and driving, and every year thousands of Canadians are killed in impairment-related accidents. What will happen now when marijuana comes ...

Police, deputies and CHP officers in Riverside County set for holiday crackdown on impaired driving

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 02:18
In 2016, 1,059 people died in DUI crashes statewide, according to Craft. Officials pointed out that alcohol is not the only culprit; drugs, such as marijuana, are a leading factor in many wrecks. Prescription medications, too, can impair motorists and precipitate crashes, authorities said. Detmer, Craft and ...