Canada on the lookout for pot-smoking motorists

| Wednesday, November 23, 2005

As if the bloodshot and eyes and bag of Cheetos stashed next to the driver’s seat weren’t enough of a dead giveaway, Canadian police are being trained to spot marijuana smokers during routine traffic stops.

As part of the Canadian Public Health Association’s teenage-aimed Pot and Driving campaign, police officers will undergo training to spot suspected users.

Eric Booth, a constable with the Ontario Provincial Police, told the Ottawa Sun that the program gives officers the tools they need to identify drivers who are high.

“We’re pretty much guaranteed to get (drivers) on drugs now,” Booth said.

For further information on the program, visit www.potanddriving.cpha.ca.

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