.Rep. Torres’ ‘Sober DUI’ Bill Catches Flak From Cops

The retired cops at Law Enforcement Against Prohibition dressed down Chino Assemblywoman Norma Torres’ AB 2552 earlier this week, saying her proposed bill – which makes any amount of cannabinoids in the blood the benchmark for intoxication, thereby forcing people who haven’t smoked a joint in weeks to go to jail – would imprison sober drivers.

“It is absolutely conceivable that, if passed, this bill will become the foundation for DUI checkpoint abuses where the answer to the simple question, ‘are you a legal medical cannabis patient?’ will result in arrest and conviction under circumstances where impaired driving never occurred. And if it happens to the same patient on three occasions, they will face a mandatory ten-year prison sentence, all while still being innocent.”

“Keeping impaired drivers off the road is one of law enforcement’s most important jobs, but this bill has no basis in science. Enacting this legislation would not only be disastrous for our state’s legal medical marijuana patients, but would impede public safety for all Californians by distracting police from catching actually dangerous drivers. Assemblymember Torres should withdraw this legislation immediately.”


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