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Driver Involved In Accident Had Smoked Too Much Weed

A driver who was caught operating a vehicle while intoxicated while on the I-5 allegedly had 54 times the legal limit for pot in his system.

According to a series of news reports, the 54-year-old driver was driving strangely while on the I-5 when he rear-ended another car. While the vehicle that was impacted pulled over, the 54-year-old did not stop. Instead, he continued driving.

Witnesses who noticed the bizarre incident claim that as the driver continued onto a private road off 176th Street Southwest in Lynnwood, a trooper followed and pulled him over. As he talked to the driver, a bag of marijuana fell out of his pocket. Two months later, the test results came back, showing that he had very high levels of THS in his system.

The legal limit for adults in Washington state is five nanograms of THC per milliliter of blood. But in this driver’s case, he had 270 nanograms instead. In other words, he was driving with 54 times the legal limit for marijuana in the Evergreen state.

Authorities say they are highlighting this case in particular to send a message to drivers everywhere. Just because marijuana is legal in Washington state, it doesn’t mean drivers get a free pass when driving erratically while on the substance.

When it comes to driving while intoxicated, drivers must remember that whether they are drinking or taking drugs, driving should not be part of the equation.

Stay safe and help others stay safe by never putting yourself in a situation in which you can end up endangering other people’s lives.

Like distracted driving, intoxicated driving may put your safety in risk as both conditions may cause you to lose control over what is front of you and in your surroundings. The best way to prevent an accident is to be focused at all times, never drive while intoxicated, and never ignore road rules and speed limits. Otherwise, you will be putting your life and the lives of others in grave danger.

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