Drugs and driving : forensic science aspects.
C 23988 fo /83 / ITRD E112939
Crowthorne, Berkshire, Transport Research Laboratory TRL, 2001, 4 p., 4 ref.
|Samenvatting||Evidence from forensic scientists is used in evaluating a suspected drug driving case. The other key players in the process are the police officer and the police surgeon. A suspect drug driver would be arrested and a specimen of blood or urine taken for forensic analysis. The drug groups usually tested for are amphetamines, cannabis, cocaine, opiates and benzodiazepines. Factors affecting the effects of a drug on an individual are discussed. A positive detection is likely to provide firm supporting evidence for a prosecution in a case of drug driving. A trial has been conducted of two drug-screening devices (Drugwipe and Cozart Rapiscan). Public reaction to such devices was good. This paper was presented at the British Association of Science, 3 September 2001, Glasgow, UK.|
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