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High motorists flaunting pot laws in WA
High motorists flaunting pot laws in WA (Thinkstock.com)
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Legal Pot Triggers Explosion of Impaired Drivers – Flaunting Loophole in WA Law

The Washington Traffic Safety Commission has asked the state legislature for yet another "fix" for legal pot.

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New law would make it formally illegal to smoke pot behind wheel
New law would make it formally illegal to smoke pot behind wheel (Newstalk 870 file image- Oregon State Patrol)
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New WA Law Would Ban Smoking Pot in Cars

Most of us don't get liquored up before we drive...conversely, most wouldn't think it's a good idea to smoke pot behind the wheel.   (Kevin Ward Jr?)  But apparently it's not illegal, so one group is seeking to change that.

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New DUI pot campaign goes into effect in WA
(Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)
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Drive High, Get a DUI, is The New Motto for Emphasis Patrols

The Washington State Traffic Safety Commission has had to come up with a whole new program to deal with potheads behind the wheel.

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Canadian semi-truck driver busted at 7 times legal limit in Oregon
Canadian semi-truck driver busted at 7 times legal limit in Oregon (Photo by Michael Smith/Newsmakers)
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Semi-Truck Driver Busted for 2 DUI’s in Less Than Three Days!

Maybe this Canadian long-haul trucker was going to for the trifecta?

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Prosecutions down, DUI pot arrests skyrocket in Washington state
(Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)
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Marijuana Prosecutions Nose Dive After Legalization

Since I-502 was passed,  people being prosecuted for marijuana possession has dropped 98 percent in our state.

Under the "old" laws, possession of 40 grams (1.41 ounces) was considered a misdemeanor,  more than 40 a felony.

Since the passag

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Oregon had no fatalities over New Years holiday on roads
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Oregon New Year’s Holiday DUI Arrests, Fatalities Lowest Since 2010, 2003

For the third time since 1970 there were no fatalities on Oregon roads and highways during the New Year's Holiday.

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Pot DUI stops take huge jump since legalization
(Courtesy Washington State Patrol facebook)
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Marijuana DUI Arrests UP 50 Percent Since Legalization

The Washington State Patrol normally stops about 1,000 motorists annually for driving under the influence of marijuana.

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designated driver card
(Washington traffic safety commission)
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WA Holiday DUI Campaign Now Features a Designated Driver Gift Card!

Just in time for the holidays,  law enforcement officers will be watching for impaired drivers. But this year, you can actually give the gift of safe driving.

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Drunk Driver Dressed As The Joker Takes Hilarious Booking Photo [PHOTO]

Dennis Lalime is going to have a tough time showing his (unmade-up face) around town.

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Anderson Speedway
(Courtesy CMakin-Flickr.com)
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Indiana Sprint Car Driver Arrested for DUI – WHILE RACING!

It's tragic, but nothing new when people are arrested for DUI on the highways and byways of America.  It's a whole different thing when it's on a RACETRACK!

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