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Marijuana Enforcement

Driving Under the Influence

As a matter of public safety, officers are empowered to arrest people they believe are driving under the influence of marijuana, once they have established probable cause. When officers make this determination, they consider several different factors, including:

  1. The defendant's condition, appearance, balance, coordination, and manner of speech;
  2. Whether an odor of marijuana is coming from the suspect's vehicle, and;
  3. The manner in which the suspect operated the vehicle.

It is dangerous and illegal to operate a vehicle while under the influence of marijuana, in any context.