Ohio police train to be drug recognition experts

Dozens of law-enforcement officers statewide have been certified as drug-recognition experts


By Allison Manning
The Columbus Dispatch

Ohio — Impaired drivers on Ohio's roadways have more than a Breathalyzer to worry about, now that law-enforcement officers are being trained as drug detectors.

Dozens of law-enforcement officers statewide have been certified as drug-recognition experts, trained to determine whether someone is impaired from drugs or a medical condition and to give an opinion on what type of drug — legal or illegal — might be causing the impairment.

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