The Colorado Department of Transportation reports 116 people were killed in accidents caused by drugged drivers in 2014. That makes drugged driving just as dangerous as drunk driving. But how drugged is “too drugged” to drive? Should you be arrested for driving high? This is where the facts are less clear.
First of all, it is important to know the legal limits before getting behind the wheel. A blood alcohol content of .08 constitutes drunk driving. Similar to alcohol, there is an established impairment level in Colorado of five nanograms of active THC per milliliter of whole blood. (more…)