Arizona Court Says You Don't Have To Be "HIGH" To Get a DUISubmitted by emalvini on Fri, 02/15/2013 - 18:38
Arizona Court Says You Don't Have To Be "HIGH" To Get a DUI
by Phillip Smith
February 14, 2013 | 04:35pm
An Arizona appeals court has ruled that marijuana users don't need to be actually impaired to be successfully prosecuted for driving under the influence. The ruling came Tuesday in the case of a man who tested positive for an inactive marijuana metabolite that remains in the body for weeks after the high from smoking marijuana has worn off.
The ruling in Arizona v. Shilgevorkyan overturned a decision by a superior court judge who said that it didn't make sense to prosecute people for driving under the influence if they're not actually under the influence.