“I believe we needs to be trying on the public security facet,” he stated.
One invoice establishes a metric for driving whereas below the affect of hashish.
“You have a look at Colorado, Washington state, Oregon, they use 5 nanograms as their normal,” Rehm stated. “If you happen to go to Arizona, its any amount. So I exploit the 5 nanograms. I agree there may be not a variety of science round it, however that is the extent everybody appears to start with.”
Rehm is also proposing a invoice that enables legislation enforcement to get a warrant to attract blood any time an individual is suspected of driving whereas below the affect.
“New Mexico doesn’t enable a search warrant for DWI first, second or third offense,” he stated.
The change within the legislation would enable for blood attracts for any offense, not simply after the third offense.
“The one option to decide if a person has medication of their system is by a blood check, so all of these individuals are strolling,” Rehm claimed. “As I stated within the committee, if you’re going to have leisure marijuana, you need to go this invoice to permit officers to attract blood.”
A legislative examine revealed in 2018, about 90% of the blood drawn from suspected drunk drivers confirmed they had been constructive for different medication.
Rehm launched the identical payments through the common legislative session, however they didn’t advance.