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NHTSA Impaired Driving Update: October 2016

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

NHTSA Impaired Driving Update: September 2016

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

MD TSRP August Blog: Legal Update & New Law Synopsis

By David Daggett Legal Update: Timing and location of the detection of the odor of marijuana prior to conducting a vehicle search State of Maryland v. Terrance Grant, No. 65, September Term 2015, Filed July 12, 2016. In a case arising out of Frederick County, the Maryland Court of Appeals overruled the Court of Special [...]

NHTSA Impaired Driving Update: August 2016

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

MD TSRP July Blog: Birchfield v. North Dakota: Implied Consent & Additional Penalties

By David Daggett On June 23rd, the Supreme Court of the United States released a much anticipated opinion in the case of Birchfield v. North Dakota, 579 U.S. ____ (2016) in which it addressed the issues of implied consent, search incident to arrest, breath and blood tests and criminal sanctions for refusing said tests. While [...]

NHTSA Impaired Driving Update: July 2016

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

NLELP June Webinar: The Changing Landscape of Impaired Driving

The impaired driving landscape has changed and is continuing to do so, with drugged driving on the increase nationwide. Chuck Hayes, the Drug Evaluation and Classification (DEC) Program training coordinator for the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), discussed the latest issues related to impaired driving, with an emphasis on marijuana and driving impairment. [...]

NHTSA Impaired Driving Update: June 2016

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

MD TSRP May Blog: Conducting a DUI Stop Outside Agency Jurisdiction

By David Daggett This month’s Blog comes courtesy of a question posed by an officer of a Maryland municipal police agency: In a situation not involving “hot pursuit”, can a law enforcement officer stop and detain a suspected impaired driver while outside that officer’s jurisdiction? A good place to begin is with Criminal Procedure Article [...]

NLELP May Webinar: The 2016 Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over HVE Campaign and Oklahoma’s IDL Program

The 2016 national impaired driving enforcement mobilization, Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over, is scheduled for August 17 to September 5, 2016. One of the deadliest and most often committed -- yet preventable -- of crimes [drunk driving], has become a serious safety epidemic in our country. This webinar featured an update of law enforcement [...]

NHTSA Impaired Driving Update: May 2016

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

NHTSA Impaired Driving Update: April 2016

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

MD TSRP April Blog: Search of a Vehicle Based Upon the Odor of Marijuana (or Other Drugs)

By David Daggett My May, 2014 blog addressed the subjects of the decriminalization of less than 10 grams of marijuana and the legality of searching a vehicle based upon the odor of marijuana, in light of said decriminalization. At that time, there were a handful of cases nationwide addressing the subject, producing a split of [...]

NHTSA Impaired Driving Update: March 2016

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

NHTSA Impaired Driving Update: February 2016

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

NHTSA Impaired Driving Update: January 2016

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

Operation SPIDRE: Maryland’s Approach to High-Visibility Enforcement of Impaired Driving Laws

By Lt Colonel Jerry Jones (Ret), Chief, Field Operations Bureau, Maryland State Police and Thomas J. Gianni, Chief, Maryland Highway Safety Office, Maryland Department of Transportation, Motor Vehicles Administration Maryland’s Impaired Driving Problem Despite a dramatic decline in traffic-related fatalities over the past ten years, including the lowest level of fatalities in 2014 since 1948, [...]

NHTSA Impaired Driving Update: December 2015

The December 2015 issue of the NHTSA Impaired Driving Update is available. (Impaired Driving Update is posted with permission from NHTSA.) Download NHTSA Impaired Driving Update: December 2015 >>

Funding to enhance drug-impaired driving training for law enforcement

The Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility (Responsibility.org) and the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) are excited to invite State Highway Safety Offices to apply for grants that will enhance, and expand, drug-impaired driving training efforts for law enforcement. These grants, of up to $20,000 per state, will be administered by GHSA. Earlier this year, with [...]

NLELP Webinar: The 7 Deadly Sins of Impaired Driving Cases

Driving sober is a virtue, yet impaired drivers continue to plague our nation’s highways. National arrest statistics reveal more than 10,000 people died in alcohol impaired driving crashes in 2013 – one every 51 minutes. This webinar explored lessons learned in the trenches from 7 real impaired driving prosecutions from the beginning of the investigation [...]