To be jailed in Arizona for driving under the influence…

…you don’t actually need to have driven under the influence. If it’s an illegal substance, metabolites in your blood may suffice whether or not you were impaired at the time you actually did the driving. At least that’s the ruling of a state court of appeals; the Arizona Supreme Court could still reverse it. [John Ross/Reason, Scott Greenfield]

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  • I heard about the case the other day..The problem as I see it is that, unlike alcohol, with many of these illegal substances, it is harder to calculate with as much accuracy, how impaired they would make the person behind the wheel. A reversible is definitely plausible as well..