Driving Under the Influence Of Marijuana Still Illegal

Colorado State Patrol
Press Release
Trooper Nate Reid
Public Information Officer

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Date: 12/10/12 Time: 6:12 P.M.

As Amendment 64 is added to The Colorado Constitution by proclamation of
Governor Hickenlooper, The Colorado State Patrol would like to remind motorists
that if you chose to consume marijuana and make the decision to drive that you are
taking a huge risk.
“Drivers must realize that if you are stopped by law enforcement officials and it is determined
that your ability to operate a motor vehicle has been affected to the slightest degree by drugs
or alcohol or both, you may be arrested and subjected to prosecution under Colorado’s
DUI/DUID laws,” said Colonel James Wolfinbarger, Chief of the Colorado State Patrol. “It is
imperative that everyone takes responsibility for public safety when driving on Colorado’s
Make a choice to designate a sober driver prior to celebrating this holiday season.