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25 Years Law Enforcement Experience. Bachelors & Masters in Criminal Justice.

CLEET Instructor. 15 Years in Business as a Private Investigator.

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I get asked a lot of questions about Private Investigations techniques, tools, training - and even interesting stories! I also get asked questions about my C.L.E.E.T. Certified Training. It is my hope that this blog will instruct you in topics relating to the field of private investigation. It is also my hope that the topics and content you find here will help you navigate some of today's safety issues.

You think marijuana is harmless, Colorado no longer does

Traffic Fatalities Linked to Marijuana are up Sharply in Colorado

To  View the Entire Report - Visit: TheOACP.org/Publications/Colorado

Traffic Fatalities Linked to Marijuana are up Sharply in Colorado: 
Since the legalization of recreational marijuana, the number of fatal accidents involving drivers who tested positive for marijuana has “increased at a quicker rate than the increase of pot usage in Colorado since 2013.” Many family members and loved ones of victims involved in these fatal accidents are speaking out about the inability for authorities to properly test for impairment.
 
The Denver Post article “Exclusive: Traffic fatalities linked to marijuana are up sharply in Colorado. Is legalization to blame?” cited the number of drivers identified in fatal crashes who tested positive for marijuana. There were 47 positive drivers in 2013 and 115 positive drivers in 2016, which represents a 145 percent increase.   
 
ROCKY MOUNTAIN HIDTA cites the number of fatalities when a driver tested positive for marijuana. There were 55 fatalities in 2014 and 123 fatalities in 2016 when a driver was positive for marijuana, which represents a 124 percent increase.   There have been some fatality numbers for “cannabinoid positive drivers” cited that use slightly higher figures than those used by RMHIDTA.  After careful analysis of complete data obtained from CDOT, RMHIDTA is confident the numbers cited in this report are accurate.
 
In 2016 there were a total of 149 marijuana-related traffic deaths of which:   OPERATORS include:
102 were drivers 
19 were passengers
21 were pedestrians 
7 were bicyclists
 
SAMPLING OF NEWS STORIES FROM COLORADO TOWNS AND CITIES SINCE THE LEGALIZION OF MARIJUANA:
 
“‘I never understood how we’d pass a law without first understanding the impact better,’ said Barbara Deckert, whose fiancée, Ron Edwards, was killed in 2015 in a collision with a driver who tested positive for marijuana use below the legal limit
 
“’No one’s really sure of the broad impact because not all the drivers are tested, yet people are dying,’ said Montrose County Coroner Dr. Thomas Canfield. ‘It’s this false science that marijuana is harmless
 
20-Year-Old Colorado Man Kills 8-Year-Old Girl While Driving High:
A former star athlete at Mead High School accused of fatally running over an 8-year-old Longmont girl on her bike told police he thought he'd hit the curb — until he saw the girl's stepfather waving at him, according to an arrest affidavit released July 29, 2016.  The girl was crushed by the rear right tire of the Ford F-250 pickup.  The Driver’s blood sample collected more than two hours after the collision tested positive for cannabinoids, finding 1.5 nanograms of THC per milliliter of blood
 
Valedictorian and Friends Die in Fatal Crash after Using Marijuana
According to the toxicology report, all three deceased teenagers had taken Xanax and marijuana
 
Man Killed, Woman and Two Children Injured after Vehicle Careens off I-76:
An autopsy of Griego showed he had 19ng/mL of THC in his system at the time of the crash. That is nearly 4 times the legal limit
 
“I fell asleep” Boulder Teen Pleads Guilty to Vehicular Homicide
Hefferan, who was 17 years old at the time of the accident, told the judge he “had split a joint with his friends” and fell asleep at the wheel while trying to make his midnight curfew
 
Middle School Counselor Killed by High Driver as She Helped Fellow Motorist:
The driver who hit Elliott, identified as Curtis Blodgett, 24, is being charged with vehicular homicide for allegedly smoking marijuana prior to the crash, according to The Denver Post.
 
THANK YOU ,
 
 Richard W. Salter Jr.
Assistant Special Agent in Charge
DEA – Oklahoma District
901 NE 122nd Street, Ste. 210,  Oklahoma City, OK  73114
Desk:  405-475-7515,  Mobile:  405-921-8880
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