Impaired Driving With Marijuana

Police Blotter

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 05:52
29, driving while ability impaired by drugs, seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of marijuana, speed in zone. Jeffrey J. Bowie Jr., 19, Hamden, Dec. 29, seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of marijuana.

No chemical threshold to mark marijuana impairment for California drivers

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 01:22
In the wake of recent legalization of cannabis sales in California, state law enforcement's message is clear: Drive high, get a DUI. But unlike alcohol, which has a .08 percent blood alcohol limit in the state, there is no chemical threshold to mark marijuana impairment for drivers in California. Instead ...

No chemical threshold to mark marijuana impairment for California drivers

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 01:22
(1 of 3) Two containers of marijuana found on a suspect being arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol, in the Petaluma Police Department sally port on Friday, January 5, 2018. (Christopher Chung/ The Press Democrat) ...

Inside look: CHP DUI enforcement ride-along

Sun, 01/07/2018 - 23:30
“Slower reaction time.” The same sobriety test is given if an officer has reason to believe a driver is impaired, regardless if it's weed or alcohol. The test starts with a series of about 20 question the gauge consciousness and memory. Up next, the driver is asked to follow a pen using their eyes and without ...

No chemical threshold to mark marijuana impairment for California drivers

Sun, 01/07/2018 - 22:56
In the wake of recent legalization of cannabis sales in California, state law enforcement's mwssage is clear: Drive high, get a DUI. But unlike alcohol, which has a .08 percent blood alcohol limit in the state, there is no chemical threshold to mark marijuana impairment for drivers in California. Instead ...

Martinez woman arrested for DUI in crash that injured 3

Sun, 01/07/2018 - 13:56
A Martinez woman was arrested Saturday for impaired driving after causing a collision in Concord that sent four people to the hospital and shut down roadways ... Although California has not set a THC limit on marijuana-smoking drivers, the penal code states, “It is unlawful for a person who is under the ...

Driver in fatal North Kitsap motorcycle crash gets 11 years

Sun, 01/07/2018 - 13:00
PORT ORCHARD — A Silverdale man, accused of driving aggressively while impaired by drugs when he ran into and killed a motorcyclist in September, was sentenced Friday to more than 11 years in prison. Arthur “Hank” Henry Giddings, 76, of Yelm, was riding his motorcycle on Highway 3 in North ...

'Never Drive High' PSA Pulled Amid Complaints It Promoted Pot

Sat, 01/06/2018 - 22:22
It has become an increasing challenge for law enforcement now that pot is legal law enforcement says awareness about the dangers of driving high is crucial. “It is something that is necessary and we believe that it is important to get impaired drivers off the road,” said Shaun Hampton of the Sacramento ...

California Pulls Drugged Driving PSA Over Concerns It Promoted Marijuana Use

Sat, 01/06/2018 - 20:58
But another local resident, Theresa Pierce, said preventing drugged driving is a matter of individual responsibility and not related to why marijuana is used. "People need to chill, is what I say," she told KTXL. "Seriously.” Pierce said she has lived through decades of chronic pain after breaking her back ...

Indian American Charged With Patrol Officer's Death

Sat, 01/06/2018 - 20:30
Mohammed Abraar Ali was allegedly driving under influence of alcohol and marijuana when he crashed into the highway patrol car. ... The California Highway Patrol said that Camilleri and Velasquez were parked on Interstate 880 in Hayward looking for reckless or impaired drivers when Ali's car ...

Marijuana and Alcohol Checkpoint Planned Saturday Night in San Diego

Sat, 01/06/2018 - 12:26
The San Diego Police Department announced a DUI and drivers license checkpoint somewhere in the city limits on Saturday night. Officers will be stopping vehicles between 11 p.m. Saturday and 3 a.m. Sunday and checking for signs of marijuana or alcohol impairment and proper licensing.

Napa County law enforcement wary of impacts of recreational marijuana

Sat, 01/06/2018 - 10:56
“It's really just a DUI investigation on steroids,” Ortiz said. Ortiz, who took over as a police chief in November, has been taking the lead at the American Canyon Police Department and the Napa County Sheriff's Office researching marijuana impairment and best practices for marijuana DUI enforcement.

Terry Glenn Had Alcohol, Marijuana In System At Time of Death

Sat, 01/06/2018 - 10:45
Former Ohio State wide receiver Terry Glenn had a blood alcohol concentration of .165 – more than twice the legal limit of .08 – and "significant traces of marijuana in his system" during his fatal car accident in November, according to an autopsy report obtained by TMZ Sports. Glenn, who played for the ...

Ad To Stop Drugged Driving Pulled After Critics Say It Promoted Marijuana Use

Sat, 01/06/2018 - 02:41
SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – A state campaign to stop drugged driving was pulled off the air after critics complained it crossed the line. ... Spokesman Sgt. Shaun Hampton said, “It is something that is necessary and we believe that it is important to get impaired drivers off the road, to keep our roads safe.”.

Washington County, Marietta officials mull feds, marijuana laws

Sat, 01/06/2018 - 00:03
“My biggest concern has always been impaired driving and secondhand smoke for children,” he said. “I've had a guy flip a truck at Fourth and Putnam (streets) one morning and the only thing in his system was marijuana. And that's not an isolated incident. As the states legalize you're going to see more ...

Critics: California's 'don't drive high' ads promote pot use

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 20:52
On Monday, California opened what is expected to be the world's largest legal market for pot as states in the West have warmed to the long-banned drug. The legalization push has prompted concerns from law-enforcement officials that it would lead to an uptick in impaired driving. There's no simple test ...

Police: Woman who caused fatal motorcycle crash was impaired by marijuana

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 20:18
LANSING – A Dimondale woman was impaired by marijuana when she caused a September crash that killed a motorcyclist in Lansing, police say. ... Statewide, officials have seen a “steady increase in fatal crashes involving drivers impaired by drugs,” Michigan State Police said earlier this month in a .

California Pulls Ad Critics Said Promoted Pot Use

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 20:11
FILE - In this June 12, 2010, file photo, a medical marijuana dispensary leaves its lights on after hours on in Los Angeles. California is pulling ads aimed at discouraging stoned driving after critics said it promoted marijuana use. The ad campaign was rolled out as California began allowing licensed ...

Opinion: Don't Let Legal Marijuana Increase California Highway Deaths

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 19:33
Marijuana being carried in an automobile must be in a sealed container, or locked in the trunk. And obviously, impaired driving caused by drugs or alcohol is illegal, and any accidents resulting from impaired driving that involve death, injury or property damage will result in severe legal penalties.

RIDE check leads to drug charges

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 19:22
... Ontario Provincial Police (O.P.P.) were conducting a Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere (RIDE) check on Wellington Road 38, near Guelph. At approximately 11:30 p.m., the driver of a sedan entered the RIDE check. While speaking with the male driver, officer's detected the odour of fresh marijuana ...

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