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June 2015 Archives

New DUI/DUID/DWAI campaign targets pot users in Colorado

The transportation department in Colorado recently launched a DUI-related campaign following a study that revealed a startling statistic. According to the 2014 study, more than 40 percent of marijuana users in the state did not realize that driving under the influence of marijuana is illegal. The purpose of the campaign, which includes a television ad and poster, is to ensure that the public is educated about DUI/DUID/DWAI.

Colorado man arrested for DUI/DUID/DWAI for the 8th time

One man in Colorado was recently arrested on charges of driving under the influence. The arrest followed a crash that took place on a Sunday night. Officials said that if he is convicted, this will be his eighth criminal conviction related to DUI/DUID/DWAI.

Proposed legislation to require research on improving marijuana DUI enforcement

We’ve been speaking in our last couple posts the development of marijuana breathalyzer technology and what this might mean for both law enforcement agencies and drivers who legally use marijuana. As we’ve pointed out, because of the way marijuana is metabolized, the technology presents the troubling problem of drivers being unfairly targeted for drugged driving.