Man gets jail time for driving high, being in accident

“He agreed to submit to a series of standardized field sobriety tests to ensure he could safely operate a motor vehicle” and the deputy said, in his opinion, “he showed signs, symptoms and clues of impairment. He admitted to using marijuana earlier, at 9 p.m.; then later he changed his timeframe and admitted to smoking…

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Benton Harbor crash leaves motorcyclist in critical condition

“Officers on scene determined the motorcycle collided with a vehicle, according to reports. The investigation found the driver of the vehicle, an 18-year-old from Indiana, was under the influence of marijuana when the crash occurred. She was taken to the Berrien County Jail for operating under intoxicating drugs.” -Read full article here

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Conviction upheld in crash that killed three

“Although there is not yet a commonly administered and standardized medical test equivalent to the blood alcohol concentration test that accurately determines a person’s level of impairment from lipophilic, psychoactive drugs such as marijuana, there was substantial evidence that at the time of the accident Murphy was impaired from using marijuana,” the appellate court panel…

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Belleville woman gets 3 years in daughter’s death

“Court documents said tests showed Schmittling had methamphetamine, amphetamine and marijuana in her system. A charge involving methamphetamine was dropped as part of the guilty plea agreement. Assistant Madison County State’s Attorney Katie Wykoff argued Schmittling was under the influence of marijuana, both smoke and eatables, as well as the influence of Adderall.” -Read full…

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Driver pleads ‘no contest’ in 2019 fatal crash case

“The Jackson County District Attorney’s Office said toxicology tests showed methamphetamine and marijuana present in Renfro’s blood after the crash. Police also reportedly found meth and marijuana in his vehicle. On May 3, 2022, Renfro entered a plea of “no contest” to one count of manslaughter, two counts of second-degree assault, and driving under the…

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