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AAA Northern New England & Maine Bureau of Highway Safety to Host Impaired Driving Summit May 19th in Bangor

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What:     Nationally recognized experts visit Maine to discuss impaired driving

Where:    Gracie Theatre at Husson University

When:     May 19th 8:00am to 3:30pm

Who:       Pat Moody
               Director of Public Affairs
               AAA Northern New England
               (207) 780-6988 & cell (207) 838-8957


With the recent legalization of marijuana we are bringing together national experts to help understand what is coming and ways to stay ahead of problems that come with legalized cannabis.  We will learn what issues Colorado is dealing with in their communities, three years after legalization and from one of the world’s leading experts on clinical and forensic aspects of cannabis and driving.  This summit will also include law enforcement, legislators, administrators, judicial, educators, forensic, traffic safety professionals, and the 17-member Committee on Marijuana Legalization Implementation to discuss collaborative solutions for combating impaired driving. 


2017 Maine Impaired Driving Summit Agenda

8:00-8:15 Welcome Remarks – Pat Moody, Director of Traffic Safety, AAA Northern New England

8:15-8:30 Welcoming Remarks – Special Services Major Christopher Grotton, Maine State Police

8:30-10:00 Marijuana Pharmacology and Effects on Driving - Marilyn Huestis, Adjunct Professor, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

Break 10:00 – 10:15

10:15 – 11:45 COLORADO: What we have learned - Chris Halsor, Former Colorado Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutor (TSRP), Owner Understanding Legal Marijuana, LLC

11:45-12:45 Lunch- Dickerman Dining Center- Courtesy of Maine Automobile Dealers Association (MADA)

12:45 – 1:30 - Driving High: Colorado Enforcement Efforts - Lt. Kevin Eldridge, Colorado State Police

1:30 – 2:00 - DEA: The 360 Degree Strategy - Jon DeLena, Assistant Special Agent in Charge DEA

2:00 - 2:20 - Oral Fluid Testing - LT John Flannigan, Vermont State Police

Break 2:20 – 2:35

2:35 - 3:00 - Commercial Motor Carrier OUI Enforcement - Eric C. Adair, Division Administrator US DOT, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

3:00-3:30 Overview of the Birchfield Case - Scott Mattox, Maine TSRP and Pat Mador, Assistant District Attorney, Sagadahoc County

3:30 - 4:00 View from the Bench- Hon. Brian L. Burgess, Judicial Outreach Liaison, NHTSA

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