The California Highway Patrol (CHP) says troopers are seeing an increased number of truck drivers working under the influence of marijuana.
The Donner Pass division of CHP posted to Facebook on May 14, saying:
“We are seeing a VERY BAD trend… commercial drivers using marijuana and driving. Just because it’s legal in CA and NV doesn’t mean that you can drive under the influence.”
CHP trooper Josh McDonald said, “They think they can smoke marijuana or eat the edibles and drive. But the thing is if you’re under the influence you’re going to get arrested.”
He added that the truck driver mentioned in the Facebook post was arrested for a DUI.
“In this case of the last driver, it was pretty easy. He came in and smelled like marijuana a lot. And he admitted to smoking marijuana 20 to 30 minutes prior to entering the facility,” he said.