Several years ago, I participated in a Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) class in Detroit, Michigan. It was an incredible experience and one that I’ll never forget. I learned just how easy it was for the government to manufacture a process to ensnare otherwise innocent people who were driving their cars but were not under the influence of alcohol. The government, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), has made a concerted effort to train police officers to “detect” drivers that have consumed and/or are under the influence of drugs. There is a raging debate about the efficacy and reliability of those tests. While the government claims that the tests are reliable, those of us in the business of protecting people, due process and science, know that the testing process is loaded and unfair.
While I have participated in an ARIDE training program and received the training and certificate, the government is constantly tinkering with its program. So, as the government develops its tactics to arrest people, we at Rockind Law have to develop our ways to respond. Accordingly, Colin Daniels, senior trial associate with Rockind Law, recently attended and completed the ARIDE training course in Detroit, Michigan. He did so while working Tony Corrado, one of the leading intoxicated driving experts in the country.
If you or a loved one has been subjected t o an ARIDE investigation following a traffic stop or is accused of driving or operating while intoxicated due to a controlled substance, contact Colin Daniels at Rockind Law, 248.208.3800. Learn what the government isn’t telling you about those tests and how to defend against them in court.