SYSTEMATIC AND STANDARDIZED TECHNIQUES TO IDENTIFY THE ALCOHOL AND/OR DRUG IMPAIRED DRIVER . PREVENTION AND CONTROL/REALITIES AND ASPIRATIONS. PROCEEDINGS OF THE 35TH INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ON ALCOHOL

When the DREs (Drug Recognition Expert) claimed drugs other than alcohol were present, they were almost always detected in the blood (94 percent). Multiple drug use was common: 72 percent used two or more drugs including alcohol. 45 percent used three or more drugs including alcohol. All of the drugs were identified in almost 50 percent of the subjects; 87 percent of the time the DREs correctly identified at least one drug other than alcohol. Only 3.7 percent of the suspects who had used drugs had BALs equal to or greater than .10 percent. It is likely that most, if not all, of the remainder would have been released to possibly drive again if the drug symptoms had not been recognized by the DREs.(A*) (Author/TRRL)

  • Corporate Authors:

    National Directorate Prevention Alcohol & Drug Pro

    Thv Meyers Gate 72
    N-0552 Oslo 5,   Norway 
  • Authors:
    • Studdard, R
    • Page, T
  • Publication Date: 1989

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00617559
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 30 1991 12:00AM