Investigation and Prosecution of Drug-Impaired Driving Cases

On-Demand Webinar: Investigation and Prosecution of Drug-Impaired Driving Cases
180-Minute Presentation
CLE: 3.00 Credit Hours
Cost: Free 

Impaired driving is illegal, extremely dangerous, and has life altering consequences.  Impairment is impairment, regardless of the substance causing the impairment.  It does not matter what type of drug a person has taken: licit, illicit, or even if that drug is properly prescribed or purchased over-the-counter; the risk of death or serious injury is the same.

The detection and prosecution of drug-impaired driving cases requires specialized knowledge and skill to combat the unique challenges and defenses presented.  An officer or a prosecutor willing to take on this difficult task can keep drug-impaired drivers off of the roadways, thereby preventing unnecessary deaths and injuries and positively impacting public safety.   

This Course is designed to assist prosecutors in honing the skills required to properly prosecute a drug-impaired driving case.   A prosecutor participating in this Drug-Impaired Driving online training will learn the following: 

  1. What a drug is and what kinds of drugs can cause impairment.  Although the definition of “drug” may vary by State statute, participants will learn about over-the-counter drugs, prescription drugs, illicit drugs, and what polydrug-use is. 
  2. How to decipher a toxicology report and the kind of information about which a toxicologist may testify and about which he/she cannot.
  3. How a law enforcement officer fully and properly investigates a drug-impaired driving case, what the Drug Evaluation and Classification (DEC) Program is, and how a Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) may be utilized during a drug-impaired driving investigation. 
  4. Some of the unique challenges and defenses posed to a drug-impaired driving prosecutor and how to best handle those challenges and defenses. 
  5. Suggestions on how to select jurors for a drug-impaired driving case. 


Attendees should check the CLE tab for updates on which jurisdictions have approved the course for CLE credit. General questions or additional information regarding CLE credit can be directed to Courtney Jan.

Additional Questions 

Please contact National Traffic Law Center, Senior Attorney, M. Kimberly Brown.

2023 Course Approved CLE States:  Investigation and Prosecution of Drug-Impaired Driving Cases

For any questions or the course activity number, please contact Courtney Jan

Alabama – Pending state approval

California – 3Pending state approval

Colorado – Pending state approval

Delaware – Pending state approval

Florida – Pending state approval 

Georgia – Pending state approval

Hawaii – Pending state approval

Idaho – Pending state approval 

Indiana – Pending state approval

Iowa – 3.00 CLE Credits 

Kansas – 3.00 CLE Credits 

Kentucky – 3.00 CLE Credits 

Louisiana – Pending state approval

Maine – 3.00 CLE Credits 

Minnesota – Pending state approval

Mississippi – 3.Pending state approval 

Montana – Pending state approval

Nebraska – Pending state approval

Nevada – 3.00 CLE Credits 

New Jersey – Pending state approval

New Mexico – 3Pending state approval

North Carolina – Pending state approval

Ohio – Pending state approval

Oregon – Pending state approval

Pennsylvania – 3.00 CLE Credits 

South Carolina – Pending state approval

Tennessee – Pending state approval

Texas – Pending state approval

Utah – Pending state approval

Vermont – 3.00 CLE Credits

Virginia – 3.00 CLE Credits

Washington – Pending state approval

West Virginia – Pending state approval

Wyoming – Pending state approval


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3.00 CLE credits  |  Certificate available
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