July 11, 2018
With the legalization of cannabis set for this October, local police forces are training their officers to be able to properly assess drivers impaired by narcotics.
According to Sûreté du Québec (SQ) communications officer, Sgt. Marc Tessier, most officers have been taught to recognize impaired drivers but in order to acquire enough proof to lay charges, further testing must be done.
“The vast majority of police officers are [already] trained to do roadside tests to detect drug use,” he explained. “After that is done, the person is brought to the station and we have a specialist that has to do more extensive tests.”
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