Officials Roll Out Sober Driving Ad-Campaign

BOSTON, MA (WBZ-AM) -- State highway and public safety officials are rolling out a new ad campaign against impaired driving as the first recreational pot shops prepare to open soon.

However, police departments across the Commonwealth, may have a tough time cracking down on drivers who are high. That’s because there’s still no breathalyzer test that can scientifically detect if a person is under the influence of marijuana.

A special commission is currently looking at the rules in other states where recreational pot is legal.

Walpole Police Chief John Carmichael says it’s not as simple as testing for blood alcohol level.

Major ball says police officers have been trained to conduct basic roadside detection of marijuana and the state also has over 30 drug recognition experts who may be called to conduct field assessments.

WBZ NewsRadio1030’s Bernice Corpuz reports

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