This Labor Day Weekend Washington State Patrol is going to target drivers driving under the influence (DUI) of marijuana. The campaign slogan is “Drive High, Get a DUI.” The slogan is part of an ongoing campaign to educate the public on the dangers of driving under the influence of marijuana. The topic of marijuana DUI has been having debated in Washington State ever since possession and use of marijuana was legalized. A Washington State Patrol deputy stated that even thought it may be harder to detect marijuana impairment, “being high on marijuana impairs a driver’s ability to judge time and distance, two key skills for safe driving…”
The current DUI – Marijuana law
A person is guilty of driving while under the influence of, marijuana, if the person drives a vehicle within this state and the person has, within two hours after driving, a THC concentration of 5.00 or higher as shown by analysis of the person’s blood; or While the person is under the influence of or affected by, marijuana; or while the person is under the combined influence of or affected by intoxicating liquor, marijuana, and any drug. (RCW 46.61.502).
If you have been arrested for DUI, please contact our office and schedule a consultation. There are many defenses to marijuana DUIs. Just because you have been arrested does not mean you are guilty.