With Marijuana's Rise, More States Find Firm Answers Are Hard to Come By
As more states consider rescinding bans on recreational marijuana use, lawmakers, police officers and transportation officials are urging each other to prepare for an increase in drugged drivers. Exactly how should they brace for a siege of stoned drivers? No one is quite sure.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is trying to better understand impaired driving in two newly released studies. The first finds the percentage of drugged drivers growing, and the second questions the effect they have on accident rates. Fewer people are driving drunk, though.
An officer with the Utah Highway Patrol was relieved of duty after allegations surfaced that she falsely arrested more than 40 people for driving under the influence. The New York Times reports that a lawsuit stemming from the allegations was filed on December 14 in Salt Lake City's District Court. The suit accuses Corporal Lisa Steed of arresting drivers who weren't even drinking. In some cases, those arrested were people who claim they don't actually drink alcohol at all. Robert Sykes, one of