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Teen driver arrested after major-injury crash on Foothill Road

Original post made on Aug 7, 2017

An Oakland teen was arrested on suspicion of serious DUI after police allege he caused a crash in northern Pleasanton that sent three people, including himself, to the hospital with major injuries Thursday evening.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Sunday, August 6, 2017, 6:48 PM

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Posted by Captain Chuck
a resident of Danville
on Aug 7, 2017 at 7:35 am

Legal pot in California; this is just the start!!!

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Posted by JJ
a resident of Danville
on Aug 7, 2017 at 9:24 am

Seriously, Captain Chuck?? It's not legal to drive drunk or on drugs. Legalizing pot doesn't give one a license to drive high. People do stupid things whether it's legal or not.

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Posted by C. R. Mudgeon
a resident of Danville
on Aug 7, 2017 at 6:07 pm

Even though driving under the influence of marijuana will happen (or not happen) somewhat independently of the legalization of recreational use, it is also inevitable that legalized recreational use will result in MORE cases of marijuana DUIs.

My relatives in Colorado have become adept at spotting cases of "driving while high" on their roads. Actually, most of the time it seems like they are driving slower than the posted speed limit, somewhat different than in the case of drunk drivers. But driving excessively slow can be almost as dangerous as driving too fast, and running red lights and driving erratically are dangerous, even at 5 or 10 mph under the limit....

In Colorado, some of the danger is from vacationers, who in fact may be more prone to being "out on the roads" while high, compared to residents. In part, because of the "no smoking in room" policy of most hotels. California will also see a fair amount of pot-smoking by visitors to our state, in addition to our local stoned people.

Getting DUI convictions for high people may also be more challenging, since the correlation between various tests and the level of impairment is not as well-defined and predictable, as is the case for alcohol.

I hope the victim in the other car is able to make a full recovery. Same goes for the two who were in the driver's car, even if they caused it....

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