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Marijuana breathalyzer test invented by company

Drivers in Texas and around the country are facing an increasing number of DWI citations for allegedly operating their vehicles under the influence of marijuana. Now, a company has announced that it has created a breathalyzer device that can measure the levels of THC in a driver's breath. THC is the main effective compound contained in marijuana. The company's CEO said that it created a portable device that meets forensic standards and said that it could be used by law enforcement to potentially detect intoxication.

Actor faces multiple criminal charges

Texas residents who are fans of actor Vince Vaughn may have heard that he was taken into custody for DUI on June 10. He was stopped at a checkpoint about 12:30 a.m. between Hermosa and Manhattan Beach. After being taken into custody, he was sent to Manhattan Beach Jail before being released. In addition to the DUI, he was also charged with resisting efforts to take him into custody.

Problems proving marijuana DUI

Although some states have legalized the use of marijuana, it is still illegal to drive under the influence of marijuana in Texas and across the country. Despite the wording of the law, it is much more difficult to prove a marijuana DUI compared to one involving alcohol.

Woman faces manslaughter charge after Texas car crash

A 32-year-old woman told an officer that she had been drinking "a lot" before she was driving home from a friend's house during the early morning hours of Feb. 25. At about 2:35 a.m, authorities had been called to an accident at an intersection in Lubbock. According to a witness, the woman's SUV was going north on Indiana Avenue when it collided with a blue Ford Fiesta going west.

Study finds ignition interlock devices increase safety

Texas motorists who have ignition interlock devices installed on their vehicles may be less likely to cause a fatal drunk driving accident. According to a study that appeared in the "American Journal of Preventive Medicine", fatal crashes in which at least one driver had a blood alcohol content over the limit were reduced 7 percent when mandatory interlock laws were in place. It is estimated that around 1,250 lives have been saved since 1993.

Underage drinking, driving and Texas law

In Texas, as in many other states, it is illegal for you to drink and drive if you are under the age of 21. The state uses your blood alcohol concentration level to determine if you are driving while intoxicated. If there is any amount of alcohol in your system that can be detected, you could be charged with DWI. You will also run afoul of the law if you are found to have an open can of beer or bottle of alcohol on the passenger seat of your car. In short, alcohol and driving do not mix, and if you think otherwise, you could be in for some serious legal difficulties.

Law enforcement searches for reliable marijuana impairment test

Lawmakers in Texas passed a medical marijuana bill in 2016, but the recreational use of the drug remains illegal in the state. States including California, Colorado and Washington have approved recreational marijuana use, presenting law enforcement agencies across the country with a serious challenge. While field sobriety, breath and blood tests are scientifically proven ways to detect alcohol impairment, there is currently no reliable method police can use to determine whether an individual is under the influence of marijuana.

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