To: HiTech RedNeck
The laws are "under the influence" if they ban driving with a non psychoactive, non impairing substance in the body.
The doper had that residue in his body from using an illegal psychoactive impairing substance. A policy of keeping dopers off the public roads is one that's "under the influence" of the public interest.
posted on 06/23/2006 1:39:17 AM PDT
The "residue" was up to a month old. It indicated that he had smoked marijuana at some time in the past month, and the lack of THC itself indicated that he was not currently under the influence.
This is not much different than the police arresting you (or me) for having a beer after we get home from work - after all, we were drinking and had been driving, right? Since the two no longer have to be simultaneous, why would the order matter?
posted on 06/23/2006 5:39:32 AM PDT
(There are 10 kinds of people in the world... Those that understand binary and those that don't!)
The doper had that residue in his body from using an illegal psychoactive impairing substance
I think that we should arrest all individuals driving under the influence of Paxil, Zoloft, and any other mood altering drugs, as well as anyone smoking while driving. Can you imagine the effect nicotine has on the body? My god, they shouldn't be on the road!
What about caffiene? One day soon they will have a study showing how this contributes to road rage. They should be arrested!
What about the guy driving in to work with a hang-over? I think his ass should be arrested too! He's under the influence.
Attitudes like this will get you far in our new police state of Amerika.
posted on 06/23/2006 5:46:50 AM PDT
Let me get this straight. If you have residue in your blood that you did something that means that you can't drive now without getting arrested. Tell me, does this put an end to alcohol limits? After all, if you drank too much a while back, but you are now below the legal limit that doesn't mean that you weren't impaired at one time.
posted on 06/26/2006 1:02:46 PM PDT
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