Authorities worry about drugged driving after new pot law takes effect

Authorities worry about drugged driving after new pot law takes effect

Maryland needs more trained police officers to combat problem, prosecutors say

Maryland prosecutors are concerned that the new law eliminating criminal penalties for possessing small amounts of marijuana will result in an increase in “drugged driving” that police are ill-equipped to handle.

“It is inevitable that there will be an increase in drugged driving in Maryland,” Montgomery County State’s Attorney John McCarthy said. “We’d better be ready.”

Maryland’s decriminalization law, … Read More
Assessing a DUI suspect starts with the eyes, progresses to the breath

Assessing a DUI suspect starts with the eyes, progresses to the breath

April 26, 2014 11:00 PM

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DUI suspect George F. Daniels Jr., 47, of Providence, takes a preliminary breath test after being stopped by Providence police on suspicion on DUI on April 11.
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After pulling over a motorist, a police officer questions the suspect and then administers a Standardized Field Sobriety Test.

It is an assessment of a suspect’s mental and motor

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Cracking down on impaired drivers

Cracking down on impaired drivers

Troopers train to conduct field sobriety tests, even catching those under .08

            DUI Training

OFFICE AT THE NUMBER YOU SEE ON THE SCREEN, 264-6512. A FLORIDA HOUSE PASSED A BILL TO ALLOW TRAINED OFFICIALS TO CARRY GUNS IN SCHOOL. IT MAY NOT BECOME LAW THIS YEAR. THE HOUSE VOTE WAS 71-44 FOLLOWING AN EMOTIONAL DEBATE. THE BILL WOULD ALLOW SCHOOL BOARD TO DEVELOP A POLICY TO ALLOW RETIRED POLICE OR

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MADD At Odds Over DUI Proposal

MADD At Odds Over DUI Proposal

April 21, 2014

Mothers Against Drunk Driving is objecting to an abstinence-based proposal that would let judges order twice-daily breath tests instead of ignition interlock devices for repeat DUI offenders. But the head of the National Sheriffs’ Association says the “24/7 Sobriety” model is a better way of keeping drunken drivers off the road for good.

MADD National Director Jan Withers on Friday asked Florida House Speaker Will Weatherford, R-Wesley … Read More

Prince William police officer leads Northern Virginia in DUI arrests

Officer Jeremy Schenck started his law enforcement career on the wrong side of a police car.

As a teenager in upstate New York, he was riding in a friend’s car when an officer pulled them over and found they had alcohol in the back seat. While the officer drove him home that night, Schenck worried a little about what his parents would say when they learned he had been about … Read More