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NLELP October Webinar: Winter Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Enforcement Mobilization & Minnesota eWarrants Best Practices

The October LEL webinar featured the latest updates from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) on the winter Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over enforcement mobilization, followed by a best practice presentation featuring Minnesota’s eWarrants system for blood draws and reporting. The eWarrants system has shown a drastic reduction in Minnesota’s refusal rate. Learn [...]

NHTSA Impaired Driving Update: October 2017

The October 2017 issue of the NHTSA Impaired Driving Update is available. (Impaired Driving Update is posted with permission from NHTSA.) Download NHTSA Impaired Driving Update: October 2017 >>

NHTSA Impaired Driving Update: August 2017

The August 2017 issue of the NHTSA Impaired Driving Update is available. (Impaired Driving Update is posted with permission from NHTSA.) Download NHTSA Impaired Driving Update: August 2017 >>

NHTSA Impaired Driving Update: July 2017

The July 2017 issue of the NHTSA Impaired Driving Update is available. (Impaired Driving Update is posted with permission from NHTSA.) Download NHTSA Impaired Driving Update: July 2017 >>

NLELP June Webinar: 2017 Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Campaign

The 2017 Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over (DSOGPO) national enforcement mobilization will run from August 18 to September 4. DSOGPO focuses on law enforcement efforts to stop drunk drivers. The campaign highlights a constant police presence on the lookout for drunk drivers as a way of deterring people from drinking and driving. In this [...]

NHTSA Impaired Driving Update: June 2017

The June 2017 issue of the NHTSA Impaired Driving Update is available. (Impaired Driving Update is posted with permission from NHTSA.) Download NHTSA's Impaired Driving Update: June 2017 >>

NTLC Between the Lines: Breath Testing for Cannabis

"Breath Testing for Cannabis: An Emerging Tool with Great Potential for Law Enforcement," is the topic of the most recent issue of Between the Lines, the newsletter of the National District Attorneys Association's (NDAA) National Traffic Law Center (NTLC). Download the issue >> Between the Lines archives >>

NHTSA Impaired Driving Update: April/May 2017

The April/May 2017 issue of the NHTSA Impaired Driving Update is available. (Impaired Driving Update is posted with permission from NHTSA.) Download NHTSA's Impaired Driving Update: April/May 2017 >>

MD TSRP April Blog: Norman V. State: A Pat Down of Passengers for Weapons, Based Upon the Odor of Marijuana Alone, Is Unlawful

In the immortal words of Ricky Ricardo, “Ai Yi Yi!” On March 27, 2017, the Maryland Court of Appeals handed down an opinion that has wide-scale implications regarding what law enforcement officers may do upon stopping a vehicle and detecting the odor of marijuana (or other drugs for that matter) coming from the vehicle. The [...]

NHTSA Impaired Driving Update: March 2017

The March 2017 issue of the NHTSA Impaired Driving Update is available. (Impaired Driving Update is posted with permission from NHTSA.) Download NHTSA Impaired Driving Update: March 2017 >>

MD TSRP February/March Blog: Electronic Search Warrants

I’m not sure if I was suffering from writers block in February, whether there was nothing much of interest to write about, or whether the legislative session was just taking up too much of my time, but whatever the case may have been, I am merging the February and March blogs herein. While still not [...]

NHTSA Impaired Driving Update: February 2017

The February 2017 issue of the NHTSA Impaired Driving Update is available. (Impaired Driving Update is posted with permission from NHTSA.) Download NHTSA's Impaired Driving Update: February 2017 >>

NHTSA Impaired Driving Update: January 2017

The January 2017 issue of the NHTSA Impaired Driving Update is available. (Impaired Driving Update is posted with permission from NHTSA.) Download NHTSA Impaired Driving Update: January 2017 >>

National TSRP 2016 “Traffic Tuesdays” Webinars

The national Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutor (TSRP) program hosts a monthly webinar series called "Traffic Tuesdays." The webinar series focuses on issues of impaired driving and traffic safety and are crafted to be relevant to a nationwide audience of prosecutors, law enforcement, and traffic safety professionals. The following is a list of their 2016 webinars, [...]

MD TSRP December Blog: One Toke Over the Line: Whatever became of Maryland’s Marijuana Laws?

By David Daggett I was recently asked what should have been a very simple question regarding marijuana laws in Maryland and I must admit that I was stumped as to the answer. There has been so much marijuana legislation bandied about over the last few legislative sessions that I couldn’t recall what was real and [...]

NHTSA Impaired Driving Update: December 2016

The December 2016 issue of the NHTSA Impaired Driving Update is available. (Impaired Driving Update is posted with permission from NHTSA.) Download NHTSA Impaired Driving Update: December 2016 >>

NLELP November Webinar: Launching Michigan’s Oral Fluid Roadside Drug Analysis Pilot Program

This webinar provided a look at how Michigan created a one-year roadside drug testing pilot program law that will allow law enforcement officers trained as Drug Recognition Experts (DREs) to administer a saliva test to drivers suspected of being under the influence of drugs such as marijuana and cocaine. Michigan's Oral Fluid Roadside Drug Testing [...]

MD TSRP October Blog: Santos v. Maryland – A Step by Step Analysis of the Law of Stops, Searches and Seizures

(and no charge for the use of my PowerPoint!) By David Daggett As I was sitting at my desk pondering a subject for the October Blog, I looked over the website of recently published opinions by Maryland’s appellate courts. On October 26, 2016, the Court of Special Appeals issued the reported opinion of Santos v. [...]

NLELP October Webinar: Impaired Driving Enforcement: The 2016 Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Holiday Campaign

It is time to start making plans for this year's Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over impaired driving holiday campaign, which will run from December 15, 2016-January 1, 2017. This webinar featured a review of previous campaign statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Impaired Driving Division and provided a first look at the [...]

Time to Review Your States’ Drugged Driving Laws: New Marijuana Laws 2016 and Beyond

By Judge Mary Celeste (ret.) As more and more states legalize medical and recreational marijuana, the probability of more drivers driving under the influence of marijuana also increases. States may then need to address their drugged driving laws. There are several states that attempted or succeeded on placing recreational or medical marijuana laws on the [...]