Drug-recognition experts gain importance as pot DUIs increase

6/3/17–As the number of arrests for driving under the influence of drugs grows, Southern California law enforcement agencies are scrambling to train officers as drug recognition experts, and provide advanced certification in which they learn how to recognize symptoms of seven categories of drugs in order to testify in court. However, attorneys who defend drivers accused of driving under the influence of drugs say the science behind the drugged-driving tests is questionable, and the drug-recognition specialists are not the experts that law enforcement makes them out to be. Read