The Denver Post reported on March 4, 2017 that Jesus Carreno received a maximum sentence of six years after pleading guilty to vehicular homicide due to reckless driving and DUI. The report is misleading, although technically correct. Vehicular homicide caused by reckless driving is a Class 4 felony, which carries with it a presumptive sentencing range of 2 to 6 years in prison. Carreno also pled guilty to DUI, which is a misdemeanor, not a … READ MORE
The fall 2016 issue of The Journal of Global Drug Policy and Practice featured our article, “Why a 5 ng/ml THC limit is bad public policy – and the use for Tandem per se DUID legislation.” The article includes emerging thoughts to deal with DUID that were initially presented by Dr. Barry Logan of NMS and the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, both referenced in the feature article.
We have called Logan and AAA’s approach … READ MORE
I attended an Advanced DRE/Green Lab course in November, sponsored by Chris Halsor of Understanding Legal Marijuana, LLC. The course catered to Drug Recognition Experts (DREs) wishing to learn more about marijuana-impaired driving: how to detect it and to document and present evidence in court to achieve convictions. It included lectures, visits to marijuana dispensaries and a grow facility, and a green lab that provided an opportunity to question and evaluate regular daily marijuana … READ MORE
Judge Mary Celeste of the Judicial Speaker Institute interviewed me on a Podcast for the Justice Speakers Institute. The podcast of the interview is now available for download at no charge.
The interview focused on the results of DUID Victim Voice’s most recent research: DUID Prevalence in Colorado’s DUI Citations. The research covered all vehicular homicide and vehicular assault charges in Colorado in 2013, 78% of which were also DUI cases. We covered the following … READ MORE
Colorado’s legislature will convene January 8, 2014. So perhaps it’s timely to propose a DUID legislative wish list for the year. We will discuss each of these in separate blog entries over the next weeks and months.
1 DUID statistical analysis.
Create new statistical tracking tools to properly document the number of DUI and DUID arrests. This would include the ability to distinguish different types of drug categories in DUID arrests. This initiative could be … READ MORE