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Marijuana DUIs Raise Concerns Over Traffic Safety

As More States Legalize Marijuana, Concern Rises Over Fatal Marijuana DUI Accidents More states have passed legislation legalizing medical marijuana, and both Colorado and Washington state have passed legal recreational marijuana laws. However, in states with some form of legalized marijuana, police have documented more marijuana DUIs, which has raised concerns over the traffic safety hazards caused by people driving while under the influence of drugs. Studies show that marijuana slows decision-making, decreases peripheral vision, and … [Read more...]

Colorado Detox Facility Sees More Marijuana DUIs

A Detox Facility in Colorado Sees Rise in Marijuana DUI Admissions In the six months after recreational marijuana was legalized and began being sold in Colorado, many drug crimes charges have decreased, but the state has seen an increase in marijuana DUI, or DUID. The Arapahoe House, a detox facility in Colorado, says that they have seen a spike in admissions to their facility for marijuana DUI charges. Art Schut, CEO of the Arapahoe House, said in an interview that marijuana patients used to be a small number of those admitted, but they … [Read more...]

Baby Boomers Driving Under The Influence of Drugs?

Prescription Abuse:  Driving Under the Influence of Drugs A new study released from the Public Health Report shows that since 1993, the types of drivers who commit DUID – Driving Under the Influence of Drugs – has increased significantly. Drivers that commit DUID are more likely to be 50 and older, according to the study, and are most likely to test positive for either prescription drugs or marijuana. "While we've seen a decrease over the years in motor vehicle fatalities involving people under the influence, the nature of those crashes … [Read more...]

Colorado Campaigns Against DUID from Marijuana

“Stoned Driving” Campaign Warns About DUID Colorado recently passed legislation legalizing recreational marijuana use. However, the legislation has increased DUI charges as drivers are being pulled over for driving under the influence of marijuana. To help combat the problem, the Colorado Department of Transportation released the “Drive High, Get a DUI” campaign on Thursday, March 6th. The series of ads take a humorous spin on the situation, showing spacey marijuana users behind the wheel, flaking out on easy, everyday tasks. One of the … [Read more...]

Kerry Kennedy’s DUI Trial Begins in NY

Kerry Kennedy Alleges Drug Mix-Up at DUI Trial Kerry Kennedy’s DUI trial began on Monday, February 24th, alleging that the niece of the late president John F. Kennedy caused a car accident while under the influence of a sleeping aid. The 43-year-old Kennedy alleges that she accidentally took an Ambien, rather than her thyroid medication, before getting behind the wheel of her Lexus. The unfortunate drug mix-up led her to cause a car accident with a tractor-trailer, continue to drive, and then fall asleep behind the wheel further down the … [Read more...]

Driving Under the Influence of Drugs in SC

In South Carolina, you can be charged with driving under the influence of prescribed or over-the counter drugs or medication in addition to driving while under the influence of illicit drugs. States are under pressure to tighten laws for convicting DUIDs and set clear legal definitions. For now, DUID lawyers may have more opportunities for reducing and expunging driving under the influence of drug charges. Note: A DUID that involved illicit drugs may have other criminal drug charges attached. The penalties for a conviction of driving under … [Read more...]