A new tool to help police detect drivers under the influence of illegal drugs was unveiled by the San Diego Police Department. The device, the Drager 5000, will use a sample of saliva to detect drugs in a person’s system. It can detect illegal and prescribed drugs as well. The detection devices will be only one step in determining if someone is driving impaired, and will be used in conjunction with evaluation by officers at the scene as well as blood tests when warranted. DUI Defense Attorney Vik Monder said the test is voluntary. Also, he said because there is not set limitations on the amount of marijuana a person can legally consume before becomming intoxicated, drugged driving cases are difficult to prosecute. He said the evidence often relies on an officer making a subjective decision about how impaired a driver is or is not. Los Angeles Police has used the machines for several years, the chief said, and there is a pilot program going on in Denver, Colorado. It is highly unlikely someone who smoked marijuana days prior to the test would register a result, according to an officer demonstrating the machine.
For many Pennsylvanians, St. Patrick’s Day has become a popular “night out” to celebrate with friends and family. Unfortunately, due to the large number of impaired drivers, that “night out” has become very dangerous.In Pennsylvania, impaired driving (being under the influence of alcohol, drugs or a combination of both) remains a top safety issue.
The same is true for Colorado. Call 303-332-3602 if it happens to you!
Yes, the reinstatement process is the same and may require an interlock for any type of DUI, not just alcohol.
Yes, you can get a Colorado license despite the seriousness of your DUI charge in another state, including reckless manslaughter.
No, you should not. Your BAC was only .043. The officer is only allowed to start the revocation process at .08.
We require half of our fee up front at $600 and the balance of $600 10 days before the DMV appointment.
Colorado would require a 2-year interlock and the license would be restricted to driving interlock-enabled vehicles only. Any documented use of alcohol while driving would cause a problem obviously with the license. It’s an advantage to have completed treatment. Colorado law would not mandate the same challenges as Minnesota. This is about as inexpensive and expedited a process as you will find anywhere.
Your felonies aren’t applicable in Colorado. Not having treatment documentation may necessitate taking alcohol classes. You are definitely eligible for a license hearing. A license would require at least a 2-year interlock
The number of alcohol-related incidents isn’t relevant. Having been in rehab is a positive. Unlike New York, Colorado doesn’t have a provision for a lifetime revocation.
Yes, you should prepare as much in advance as possible to be ready to schedule a hearing at the year anniversary of your revocation.