As cannabis advocates are lighting up to celebrate the unofficial national holiday of 4/20, a California lawmaker is reigniting a debate that would allow law enforcement to use new “drug breathalyzers” on people suspected of driving under the influence of marijuana and other drugs.
The law would call for ignition interlocking devices. If the breathalyzers detect alcohol on your breath, the car just won’t start.
Two major new federal regulations are in the offing that could ask technology to erase thousands of auto injuries and deaths — but will they work and at what cost?
Hundreds, or even thousands, of drunk driving convictions could be overturned because the San Francisco Police Department has not tested its breathalyzers, officials said Monday.
The county has received a grant that will be used for state-of-the-art breathalyzers and more testing sites for suspected drunk drivers.