Impaired Driving With Marijuana

Sheriff's office planning impaired driving enforcement

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 20:11
... other regional law enforcement agencies in a special enforcement targeting impaired drivers Friday through Sunday. The Journal of American Medicine Association has reported a 12 percent increase in the risk of a fatal crash caused by impaired driving on 4/20, a date associated with marijuana use, ...

'Cannabis Listening Tour' Continues, Pros and Cons of Legalization Discussed

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 18:28
AAA Public and Government Affairs Manager, Tracy E. Noble agrees with Zebrowski and feels legalizing marijuana would cause an increase in impaired driving which may result in more traffic accidents. Dr. Thomas A. Coogan also provided some insight into the impact of Cannabis on driving. "A blood ...

Eden Police Blotter

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 15:52
Daquan Deon Perkins, 21, of 7741 Axton Road, Axton, Virginia, was arrested and charged with felony possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, carrying a concealed .... Dwayne Cordell Curtis, 31, of 1432 Delaware Ave., Eden, was arrested and charged with driving while impaired.

'We're just not ready': MADD regional manager says there's more work to be done to prepare for ...

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 15:52
MacAskill, MADD Canada's regional manager for the Atlantic provinces, worries about people who will use marijuana before getting behind the wheel of the car. MADD supports those who have been injured or who have had family members killed in impaired driving crashes, and MacAskill wants to see ...

Law enforcement officers to drug-impaired drivers Friday

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 15:18
Traditionally, marijuana users will smoke the drug at 4:20 pm on April 20 to celebrate the day and time. This is why the enhanced enforcement campaign is kicking off on April 20 and running for 42 hours. The ultimate goal is to keep drug-impaired drivers off the roads. In 2014, 63 people died in ...

University Of Ottawa Becomes First Canadian School To Offer Cannabis Law Courses

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 14:33
Dodek believes cannabis legalization will affect many other aspects of Canadian law, so students need a solid understanding of how to navigate these changes. He added that impaired driving cases will be of particular importance. "We know that drinking and driving is one of the most heavily tested ...

Agencies Mobilize For 4/20 Enforcement

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 11:45
All available Drug Recognition Expert and Advanced Roadside Impaired Driver Enforcement officers will be out in force in an effort to remove the danger of driving while impaired. April 20th, or 4/20, is a date when marijuana advocates tend to smoke more marijuana than usual. 420, 4:20, or 4/20 is a ...

Man arrested for drunk driving, possession of marijuana edibles with intent to distribute on I-90

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 11:11
A man was arrested for driving drunk with several baggies of marijuana edibles in his car Saturday night on the Massachusetts Turnpik in Charlton, State Police said. Anthony Driscoll, 41, of Monson, was charged with operating under the influence of liquor and possession with intent to distribute ...

Cannabix Technologies Files FAIMS Cannabis Detection Patent - Enters into License Agreement ...

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 08:45
Cannabix Technologies Inc. is a leader in marijuana breathalyzer development for law enforcement and the workplace. Cannabix has established breath testing technologies in the pursuit of bringing durable, portable hand-held tools to market to enhance detection of marijuana impaired driving offences ...

EDITORIAL: A free hand on pot? Don't believe it

Sun, 04/15/2018 - 23:56
But the fast track has been slowed by rising concerns among many lawmakers about social implications and impaired-driving enforcement, among other issues. That hesitancy has prompted discussions about potentially settling for decriminalization that would reduce penalties for possession of small ...

South Lake Minnetonka Public Safety Report: March 26 to April 4

Sun, 04/15/2018 - 07:03
The Deephaven driver was arrested for a third-degree driving while impaired and had a blood-alcohol content of 0.24. March 4 - A citation was given during a traffic stop to a driver who had a small amount of marijuana. A verbal warning was also given because the vehicle had no license plate lamp.

Big buzz about new cannabis law course at U of O

Sun, 04/15/2018 - 05:56
Figuring out how the law relates to impaired driving cases will be particularly important, Dodek said. "We know that drinking and driving is one of the most heavily tested areas in the criminal justice system, and we don't expect it will be any different for driving under the influence of cannabis.".

Plainsboro drug arrests dominate April 14, 2018 Police Blotter

Sat, 04/14/2018 - 19:03
Alleged Drugged-Up Driving Arrest: Francisco Deoleodelossantos, 19, of Trenton, was recently arrested on impaired driving charges following a motor ... police issued criminal and motor vehicle summonses charging him with possession of marijuana under 50 grams, possession of drug paraphernalia, ...

Plainsboro drug arrests dominate April 14, 2018 Police Blotter

Sat, 04/14/2018 - 19:03
Alleged Drugged-Up Driving Arrest: Francisco Deoleodelossantos, 19, of Trenton, was recently arrested on impaired driving charges following a motor ... being issued criminal and motor vehicle summonses charging him with possession of marijuana under 50 grams, possession of drug paraphernalia, ...

Students Get Sobering Look Of Consequences Of Driving Drunk

Sat, 04/14/2018 - 14:00
Drivers who mix alcohol and marijuana greatly increase their chance of an accident because marijuana and alcohol together have "multiplicative effects" on impairment. More than 85 percent of teens say they or their peers are likely to drive impaired instead of calling their parents for help because they ...

False Claims About Pot Use

Sat, 04/14/2018 - 13:10
Likewise, Mr. Seaver's claim that “fatalities from marijuana-impaired driving in Washington went up 100 percent after legalization” is false. Poorly designed studies have conflated marijuana presence with impairment. Marijuana can be detected in a blood sample for up to two weeks after consumption, ...

Potholes: The new fight over 'drugged driving'

Sat, 04/14/2018 - 06:07
On the deterrence side, Murie says the main marijuana law will place the drug in the hands of untold more Canadians, some of whom will doubtlessly smoke or bake it and get behind the wheel. Unexpectedly, this doesn't frighten Murie — whose group has led the campaign against impaired driving for ...

Cannabis consequences

Sat, 04/14/2018 - 02:00
There isn't an easy way to measure cannabis impairment. That problem has huge ramifications for impaired driving and workplace safety. At Wednesday's meeting we also learned that once edibles are legalized, we should presume that there won't be restrictions on public consumption, outside of ...

2017 CAPER Awards announced in Colorado Springs

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 20:11
Investigative Reporting: 1, Christopher Osher, The Denver Post, "Humanwire, a Boulder-Based Nonprofit"; 2, Peter Roper, The Pueblo Chieftain, "Colorado Mental Health Institute at Pueblo"; 3, David Migoya, The Denver Post, "Legalization's Legacy: Marijuana-Impaired Driving." Portfolio: 1, Dougal ...

Southern Indiana high school students tackle driving course with drunk goggles

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 18:52
Whether it's prescription drugs, illegal drugs or alcohol, Jawor said it's not worth it. "We tell the kids exactly what they're looking at financially for an impaired driving charge in Clark County," he said. "There's just no reason with everything out there with cabs, all the different ride-sharing services and ...

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