Impaired Driving With Marijuana

Wednesday Night Alcohol and Pot Checkpoint Set for San Diego

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 17:00
The San Diego Police Department is planning an alcohol and marijuana checkpoint Wednesday night somewhere in the city limits. Officers will be stopping drivers and checking for signs of impairment between 11 p.m. Wednesday and 3 a.m. Thursday. The location will be chosen based on previous ...

NEBRASKA TROOPERS TO TARGET IMPAIRED DRIVERS FRIDAY

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 16:48
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol will be weeding out drugged drivers in a special enforcement operation planned for this Friday, April 20th. The operation will include troopers working overtime to reduce the potential for crashes related to marijuana impairment. So far in 2018, Nebraska state ...

Justin Trudeau's political party wants to decriminalize ALL THE DRUGS

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 16:37
There's still a ton of legislative junk to work out: the provinces and our Federal government, as well as a whack of NGOs still bickering over important points like how the cops should identify or handle impaired driving, how to use the tax money legalized cannabis will generate, and where – just as with ...

AAA Extends 'Tipsy Tow' Service for CA's First Official 4/20 With Legal Marijuana

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 16:15
The American Automobile Association (AAA) is extending their Tipsy Tow service for California's first official April 20, or 4/20, with legal marijuana. “It doesn't matter if you're drinking alcohol or using recreational marijuana, there's never an excuse to drive impaired,” said John Moreno, public policy ...

AAA Extends 'Tipsy Tow' Service for CA's First Official 4/20 With Legal Marijuana

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 16:15
The American Automobile Association (AAA) is extending their Tipsy Tow service for California's first official 4/20 with legal marijuana. “It doesn't matter if you're drinking alcohol or using recreational marijuana, there's never an excuse to drive impaired,” said John Moreno, public policy manager for AAA ...

Police + Courts: April 18, 2018

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 14:56
Possession: Ronnie Oliphant, 49, of Middle Island, was arrested at 5:44 p.m. April 17 and charged with possession of marijuana. ... Drugged driving: Robert Tufano, 30, of Postenskill was arrested April 16 in Sand Lake and charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs, a felony because of a ...

Driving while high

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 14:11
With the legalization of recreational marijuana in the state of California has come stronger DUI law enforcement. Similar to driving under the influence of alcohol, individuals convicted of driving while impaired by marijuana may receive a fine, be required to attend a victim's impact panel such as Mothers ...

Marijuana is a real economic player in Colorado

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 13:03
He also said that the cannabis industry has created 39,000 direct and 100,000 indirect jobs in Colorado. On the subject of safety, he pointed out that marijuana users cause far fewer traffic fatalities than do drunk drivers. According to a recent article in U.S. News and World Report, “Evidence from ...

Survey finds Americans see no difference in road safety on April 20

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 13:03
The survey did find that 70 percent think the government should establish driving impairment standards for marijuana, similar to the blood alcohol level standards set for drinking and driving. Additionally, 71 percent of respondents support a field sobriety test for law enforcement to determine marijuana ...

Peel Councillors Raise Concerns Over Marijuana Legalization

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 12:52
Mayor Crombie asked about what kind of roadside test would be done to determine if a driver was impaired. Dr. Hopkins replied that the police have drug recognition experts that determine if a test is needed; in the case of cannabis it would be a saliva sample, which would be much simpler than a blood ...

Impaired driving presentation takes centre stage at Deerwood

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 12:41
“People think that 'Oh, marijuana's not legal yet. It's not that big of problem.' But it already is a big problem when it comes to impaired driving, and so I think people in Manitoba don't quite realize that yet.” This is especially relevant for local residents, since Thompson is one of the Manitoba municipalities ...

Risks of marijuana-impaired driving ignored: PCI

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 12:18
Despite evidence that U.S. traffic deaths increase dramatically every April 20, otherwise known as National Weed Day, a majority of Americans don't think there any danger on the roads, the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America said Wednesday. Chicago-based PCI said in a statement that ...

AAA Offers Free Tows On Pot Holiday 4/20 In Northern California

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 12:18
"It doesn't matter if you're drinking alcohol or using recreational marijuana, there's never an excuse to drive impaired," John Moreno, public policy ... "You should always plan for a safe ride home, but if those plans fall through, AAA will get you and your vehicle home safely on 4/20," Moreno said.

AAA to offer 'Tipsy Tow' service on 4/20

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 11:11
For those celebrating California's first official 4/20 with legal marijuana, AAA has one reminder: If you drive while intoxicated, your life could go up in smoke. “It doesn't matter if you're drinking alcohol or using recreational marijuana, there's never an excuse to drive impaired,” said John Moreno, public ...

AAA Says Don't Be Hazy on the Road this 4/20 – Free 'Tipsy Tow' Offered for Marijuana Holiday

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 11:11
“It doesn't matter if you're drinking alcohol or using recreational marijuana, there's never an excuse to drive impaired,” said John Moreno, public policy manager for AAA Northern California. “You should always plan for a safe ride home, but if those plans fall through, AAA will get you and your vehicle ...

Visalia PD arrests 6 arrested for DUI who failed to appear in court, violated probation

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 10:15
Visalia PD places a high priority on lowering deaths and injury with the goal of removing impaired drivers and heightening awareness of the dangers of driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol. Funding for the operation is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the ...

CDOT Survey Finds Cannabis Users 'Driving High'

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 09:52
As part of a statewide initiative to gather feedback about marijuana-impaired driving, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) collected survey responses from more than 11,000 anonymous marijuana users and non-users who shared their opinions, habits and behaviors on the topic.

Bklyn Judge Regrets Leniency to Burglar Who Killed Engaged Jewish Couple in LI Car Crash

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 05:11
Zakiyyah Steward, was charged with driving while ability impaired by the combined Influence of drugs/alcohol, driving while ability impaired by drugs, DWI and unlawful possession of pot. Also, 35-year-old Rahmel Watkins was charged with DWI. As reported by the New York Daily News, Judge Sciarrino ...

Anti-impaired driving program Alexa's Team grows to 2400 officers

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 02:00
The team has seen a significant reduction in drunk driving fatalities, but Laurel said she's concerned about enforcement with the anticipated legalization of recreational marijuana. "I'm very concerned that we're legalizing something that may have a dramatic effect on the way people behave and we're not ...

Grande Prairie school boards, GPRC prepare for legalized pot

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 21:07
In addition to the health curriculum and D.A.R.E in Grade 6, he noted various presentations involving impaired driving simulations. Sandy McDonald, Grande Prairie Public School District superintendent, said the district's approach to legalized marijuana will be very similar to its approach to alcohol.

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