Drug Recognition Experts | VideoRetha Colclasure | 12/10/2012
They see people who have taken either illegal street drugs or prescription medication. The Highway Patrol says drugs have been a factor in 19 percent of the state`s traffic fatalities.
"If there`s impairment to the point that it`s affecting their ability to drive a motor vehicle safely, it doesn`t matter if it`s taken illegally or actually prescribed to them," said officer Colt Bohn with the Bismarck Police Department.
In 2009, there were 36 evaluations for drugged drivers statewide. So far this year, the number is up to 192.