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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LAPD admits to tampering with in-car video cameras

The L.A. Times reported yesterday that the LAPD has known for months that officers had been disabling the antennas which provide audio for the in-car video cameras. The antennas pick up the feed from the microphones on the officers’ belts so that audio is recorded with the video up to several hundred yards from the vehicle, said Sgt. Dan Gomez, a department expert on the recording devices.

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CDOT Launches New Campaign to Target Marijuana Impaired Driving

CDOT Launches New Campaign to Target Marijuana Impaired Driving

CDOT-logo-Proper SizeCDOT Launches New Campaign to Target Marijuana Impaired Driving

Drive High, Get a DUI

STATEWIDE—Colorado made history this year by becoming the first state to sell marijuana to anyone over the age of 21. At a press conference this afternoon, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) made history again by announcing the launch of an education campaign targeted at drivers about the dangers of driving under the influence of … Read More

‘Drive High, Get a DUI’ campaign launches in Colorado to stop stoned driving

DENVER - Colorado is launching a new “Drive High, Get A DUI” campaign to remind drivers that newly legal weed should be treated like alcohol and not consumed before driving.

The campaign includes radio and TV ads and new posters to be displayed in dispensaries.

The other part of the effort is enforcement.

Right now, 200 officers of various agencies are trained recognition experts. Another 20 graduated with that certification … Read More