LONGMONT, Colo. (AP) – Colorado police say they are encountering more drivers who are either under the influence of marijuana or are carrying the drug illegally with them in their vehicle.

Authorities say drug evaluations of impaired drivers that turned up positive for marijuana increased from 2009 to 2010.

State Department of Transportation spokeswoman Heather Halpape told the Longmont Times-Call that from 2009 to 2010, the number jumped from 391 positive tests for marijuana to 599.

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Comments (4)
  1. RkyMtnGrandma says:

    I have to wonder if drivers are getting tested for ALL painkillers and PRESCRIPTION drugs that might impair their judgment..

  2. Yowr Mom says:

    Illegally?, how many of them are MEDICAL CARD holders which is in the Colorado Constitution? Just curious…

  3. denvervet says:

    Why risk being high and having an accident? Makes no “common sense” to me. Life is short enough.

  4. Mariette Szal says:

    Log into your account within 14 days after choosing to permanently delete it to cancel the process.

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