Law allows officers to impound vehicles of some repeat offenders
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KCRA) —The financial burden that comes with getting a vehicle out of impound is one of the ways the state of California hopes to deter drunken driving.
California law states that the car of anyone driving under the influence in the past 10 years who is pulled over on suspicion of DUI can be impounded.
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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.”
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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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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
DENVER — The state of Colorado is using humor to drive home the point that drivers who smoke marijuana will get a DUI if they drive High.
State officials with CDOT, CSP and the Governor’s office, joined the members of the marijuana industry to unveil the new “Drive High Get a DUI” campaign.
The campaign includes three television ads, which poke fun at people who are high after smoking marijuana … Read More