Drug Detection in Cases of “Driving Under the Influence”

    Volume 21, Issue 2 (April 1976)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Published Online: 1 April 1976

    Page Count: 18


    Garriott, JC
    Chief toxicologist, Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences, Dallas, Tex.

    Latman, N
    Predoctoral student, Oklahoma State University School of Veterinary Medicine, Stillwater, Okla.

    (Received 6 May 1975; accepted 28 July 1975)

    Abstract

    The role of ethyl alcohol as a significant factor in traffic arrests and accidents has been established through numerous studies [1], 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 [3] reported 21% of arrested, drinking drivers indicated on routine questioning some kind of concurrent drug use.


    Paper ID: JFS10511J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS10511J

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    Title Drug Detection in Cases of “Driving Under the Influence”
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