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
April 26, 2014 11:00 PM
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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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.
The abuse seemed … Read More
CDOT 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
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