Washington's new "Distracted Driver" law
Now that Vancouver has its own two licensed retail stores selling marijuana to adults, can we expect to see an increase in people charged with marijuana based on the consumption of legal marijuana? It is probably too soon for any reliable statistics from the courts, but we should know more by this time next year.
The answer to this question used to be an easy, "Yes!" But a recent Washington Court of Appeals decision tells us that drivers who refuse to perform "voluntary" roadside tests at the request of an officer will find the exercise of their rights will be used against them in court in a prosecution for DUI.