In 2016, 43% of fatally injured drivers from impaired driving crashes had a known test result that was positive for both drugs and alcohol. Studies have shown that as many as 40% of individuals arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol may in fact have a number of illegal drugs in their system that went undetected. The growing number of states that have legalized recreational marijuana and the increased abuse of prescription drugs have created an increased threat to our roadways. This presentation will provide the audience up to date information on the scope of our drug impaired driving problem as well as evidence-based sentencing, supervision and drug testing strategies to address these behaviors.
• Participants will identify drug impaired driving trends and their challenges
• Participants will identify available countermeasures to increase accountability in the management of convicted drug impaired drivers
• Participants will identify drug and alcohol testing strategies to reduce the possibility of re-offense by drug impaired drivers