Published Online: 1 April 1976
Page Count: 18
Chief toxicologist, Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences, Dallas, Tex.
Predoctoral student, Oklahoma State University School of Veterinary Medicine, Stillwater, Okla.
(Received 6 May 1975; accepted 28 July 1975)
The role of ethyl alcohol as a significant factor in traffic arrests and accidents has been established through numerous studies , while that of other drugs and their incidence in the driving population is less clear. Several studies have, however, demonstrated a high incidence of drugs in “intoxicated drivers” by questioning or urine analysis [2–4]. Finkle et al  reported 21% of arrested, drinking drivers indicated on routine questioning some kind of concurrent drug use.
Paper ID: JFS10511J