Police Train To Spot Drivers Who Are High On Marijuana « CBS Boston

DANVERS (CBS) – Police officers sat in a Danvers classroom and watched a scene from a Cheech and Chong movie. It was the introduction to a two-day training class that’s become more popular since marijuana became legal in Massachusetts. Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement is referred to as ARIDE. It builds on the training all police go through in the academy, and it’s the first step to eventually get certified in drug recognition.“Eyes only. Don’t move your head,” said an instructor, demonstrating the same roadside test used to determine drunk driving, but with additional symptoms for officers to look for, which could signal if a driver is high on marijuana or other drugs.

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