Senate OKs pot DUI measure
DENVER — Legislation that would make it easier for drivers who are stoned to be charged with a DUI is on its way to the House, after passing out of the Senate Wednesday morning by just one vote.
The proposal cleared the Senate on an 18-17 vote, the same margin as Tuesday’s recorded vote that came only after lawmakers appeared to have defeated the measure on an initial voice vote.
Sponsored by a former police officer, Sen. Steve King, R-Grand Junction, the legislation would set a limit of THC that could be in the blood while driving at 5 nanograms.
Drivers over that limit, King argued, are likely driving while impaired.