Legal Weed Means Training for Colo. Troopers to Spot High Drivers
In the wake oflegalizing marijuana, Colorado has made an effort to step up training for statetroopers in order to better spot stoned drivers.
Troopers will takepart in a nine-day course on how to recognize drivers under the influence ofmarijuana.
Police said thetraining is needed because stoned driving can be much tougher to spot thandrunk driving. Some of the tests for pot and alcohol impairment are similarincluding the one-leg stand and finger-to-nose examinations.
Colorado troopersreported 60 people were cited in January for pot-related driving offenses.
That makes up about15-percent of the month's impaired driving citations.
The extra training isfunded partially through a grant from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.