Washington Post boasts, “Stoned drivers are a lot safer than drunk ones, new federal data show.” Such inferences encourage the public to believe that marijuana does not impair driving, making it more difficult to deal with a growing problem: Driving Under the Influence of Drugs.
A Spencer man is accused of being under the influence of drugs when he crashed his pickup truck in a commercial building near Washington Square. Authorities said they discovered heroin in his pocket after the accident.
Police responded to calls of an erratic driver on the highway. Upon stopping the driver, they discovered he was driving while impaired by drugs.
Police say they received three separate calls from drivers reporting someone who was driving dangerously and possibly under the influence. The driver was arrested for drugged driving with multiple prescription pills discovered in the vehicle.
The Campaign continues to be the nation’s blueprint to eliminate drunk driving, and much of its success is due to passage of strong DUI laws in all 50 states.
The ONDCP and NHTSA roll out training courses to improve law enforcement officers' ability to detect drugged driving.