Impaired Driving With Marijuana

Sign drunk driving petition, grieving mom of Surrey victim pleads

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 17:30
With the legalization of marijuana this coming summer we have great concers about the rise in impaired driving.” Families for Justice has been lobbying federal governments, Conservative and Liberal, for the past seven years in an effort to change impaired driving laws “in the interest of public safety,” ...

Pot legalization could increase auto accidents, top insurer warns

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 17:30
In its annual report for 2017, Intact Financial Corp. noted some concerns over marijuana legalization including “higher frequency and severity of auto insured losses as a result of impaired driving.” In the United States, in states where pot is legal, there has been some “pressure” on auto insurance claims ...

Pot Smokers Not Only Thing High on 4/20 – Traffic Accidents Too

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 17:30
Currently, every U.S. state prohibits driving impaired by marijuana, Jennifer Whitehill, a professor of health promotion and policy at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, who was not involved with the study, told Reuters. However, many groups that host festivals are working to ensure safe-driving ...

Fatal car crash risk higher on 4/20; marijuana celebrations thought responsible: Report

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 17:07
While the report didn't link any of the crashes to cannabis use, its authors said the plant's psychoactive effects are possibly behind the increased number of fatal crashes recorded on April 20 each year. “The simplest explanation is that some drivers are impaired by cannabis use, and these drivers are ...

Harford County police blotter

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 16:45
Kenneth Bronson Axelson, 41, of the 2900 block of Strathavene Lane, was charged Saturday with driving under the influence of and while impaired by alcohol, driving under the influence of alcohol per se, driving while so far impaired by drugs and alcohol he can't drive safely, driver in an accident failing ...

Update: Here's what led to the pot charge against ex-Durham County assistant DA

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 16:37
Her salary was $45,000 per year. She attended Campbell law school from 2012-15, according to her LinkedIn profile. Bailey is the third person connected with Durham County law enforcement since Jan. 29 to face charges. Two Durham County deputies were charged with driving while impaired in the ...

Enforcement nets six DUII arrests

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 16:33
During the event, police had extra officers patrolling the roadways looking for impaired drivers from not only alcohol, but from marijuana, illegal drugs or prescription medications. Seaside officers made six DUII arrests. Police asked community members to call 911 if they saw anyone they believed was ...

Study links 4/20 to an increase of fatal car crashes

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 14:56
“The simplest interpretation of our findings is that some drivers are impaired by cannabis use and that these drivers contribute to fatal crashes,” said study author John Staples, a clinical professor at the University of British Columbia, to VICE. Interestingly, states that had legalized marijuana showed a ...

Volunteers get high to help California police spot pot users

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 14:41
"Approximately 75 percent of the DUI arrests that I make nowadays are drug impaired -- more specifically to cannabis than alcohol," said Glendale Police Officer Bryan Duncan. The volunteer users took field sobriety tests at the beginning of the evening, then went into a tent and smoked marijuana.

Volunteers get high to help cops spot pot users

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 14:41
Villegas took part in a “green lab” to help officers, prosecutors and toxicologists identify signs of impairment as drugged driving becomes a growing problem on roads. “Approximately 75 percent of the DUI arrests that I make nowadays are drug impaired — more specifically to cannabis than alcohol,” said ...

Risk of deadly car crashes increase after marijuana holiday

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 14:41
Canada plans to legalise recreational marijuana this summer. The Canadian government launched a public service campaign in December to warn about the dangers of driving while impaired on marijuana. A survey released by the government the same month suggested that 39% of the respondents ...

Fatal car accidents increase on 4/20, a counterculture holiday celebrating marijuana

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 13:33
The observed 12% increase in crashes was comparable to the increase that occurs each year on Superbowl Sunday, which is known for causing drunk driving fatalities. “Policy makers may wish to consider these risks when liberalizing marijuana laws, paying particular attention to regulatory and ...

Medical cannabis rules still hazy for Canadian convicts, judgment shows

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 11:52
Canadian justice ministers are meeting again today in Vancouver to discuss marijuana, impaired driving and national security. (The Canadian Press). "I accept he honestly believed a suitable strain would treat certain medical conditions afflicting him," Brown wrote of Miller. "He obtained what I accept he ...

No DUI arrests at PPD checkpoint Friday

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 09:03
If you take prescription drugs, particularly those with a driving or operating machinery warning on the label, you might be impaired enough to get a DUI, PPD reported. Marijuana can also be impairing, especially in combination with alcohol or other drugs, and can result in a DUI. Studies of California ...

Traffic deaths increase after 4/20 pot parties

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 07:33
Though the study could not assess whether marijuana-intoxicated drivers caused the surge in vehicle deaths on the counter-cultural "High Holiday" dubbed "4/20," they appear to be the most likely culprits, Staples said in a phone interview. "The simplest explanation is that some drivers are impaired by ...

Gehrke: Data shows few die from 0.05 DUI crashes, so let's focus on where the real danger is

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 07:00
In nine crashes, for example, the drivers also tested positive for methamphetamine, marijuana or some other drug, like the January 2012 case where a 43-year-old woman with meth in ... We should look to New York, which has had a 0.05 standard on the books, but it is charged as driving while impaired.

Driving on 4/20 Is Hazardous for Your Health

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 07:00
"The simplest interpretation of our findings is that more drivers are impaired by cannabis on 4/20 and these drivers contribute to fatal crashes," Staples says. "Other factors may contribute to the observed increase in crash risk, including the possibility that some 4/20 festival participants are also consuming ...

Rick Rushton: From the Left - An allegory of pot and preemption

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 03:26
“Making sure Pot Rocks production doesn't fall into criminal hands is important. Making sure that Pot Rocks impaired driving or other adverse public health concerns are curbed is important. “However, classifying marijuana and Pot Rocks on the same level as heroin and cocaine is laughable. Even more ...

Volunteers Get High For Police Training On How To Spot Pot Users

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 02:18
“Approximately 75 percent of the DUI arrests that I make nowadays are drug impaired — more with cannabis than alcohol,” said Glendale Police Officer Bryan Duncan. The volunteer users took field sobriety tests at the beginning of the evening. Then went into a tent and smoked some marijuana.

10 local arrests in DUI campaigns

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 23:52
The latest campaign targeted impaired drivers who neglected to make a sober game plan over Super Bowl weekend. The joint effort by the Colorado ... Impairment from alcohol, marijuana or other drugs severely impacts a driver's motor skills and decision-making abilities. "Impairment changes a driver's ...