Sheriff’s Association: “We have no standardized test” to detect high drivers

Illinois Capitol News

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (NEXSTAR) — Now that millions of adults in Illinois can legally get high, law enforcement agencies across the state are grappling with new questions about how to best detect and prevent stoned consumers from getting behind the wheel.

Jim Kaitschuk, the Executive Director of the Illinois Sheriff’s Association, described the complications and difficulties in tracking or detecting people who drive under the influence of marijuana, and explained what circumstances may cause officers to search vehicles or perform blood tests.

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