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(KPTV Portland)   And the surge in fatal DUI marijuana crashes in Washington state begins   (kptv.com ) divider line
    More: Sad, Washington, Vancouver Police, Vancouver, KPTV, Scotty Rowles, marijuana, Willamette Valley  
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17960 clicks; posted to Main » on 19 Dec 2012 at 5:40 AM (3 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2012-12-18 11:52:21 PM  
9 votes:
Smoke from marijuana (aka reefer, aka pot, aka green) has a profound secondhand effect, though. If the driver was smoking reefer in his car, then the smoke might have permeated the windows and ensued into the surrounding air, which could have caused the equivalent of contact highs to innocent pedestrians within a certain definable parameter. Perimeter. Said pedestrians may have then become lethargic and uncoordinated and without being fully cognizant of their bodily actions undertaken such activities like, such as, stepping into traffic and/or becoming vehicular casualties. I know it will not be popular to suggest that side effects from ganja in a legalized locality may include bystander deaths, but it's time to be honest.
2012-12-19 06:20:53 AM  
6 votes:
marijuana is deadly!
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2012-12-19 06:09:07 AM  
4 votes:

namatad: nmrsnr: Sounds to me like the pot was incidental, and that this one is really chalked up to "pedestrian error."


no error, the guy committed suicide by walking out into traffic.
so how do they charge you with dui pot?
blood tests? did he fail the roadside tests?
LOL


The officer opens a bag of Cheetos and asks the driver to keep his eyes forward for 30 seconds.
2012-12-19 07:09:47 AM  
3 votes:
BAN IT! BAN IT NOW! THERE IS NO OTHER ANSWER!

/Can someone drive me to the hospital I jerked my knee pretty good
2012-12-19 08:27:15 AM  
2 votes:
Go through the slide show. The driver had plates from Oregon,

kptv.images.worldnow.com

A WA resident knows how to get high and drive. Thus in WA state legalization was passed whereas in OR with a similar referendum on the ballot it failed.

Conclusion: People from OR shouldn't smoke pot.
2012-12-19 07:34:32 AM  
2 votes:
If the driver had no access to assualt pot, this never would have happened. Why haven't we banned pot yet? There is no reason for a civilian to be using pot. It belongs in the hands of the military and law enforcement.
2012-12-19 07:25:32 AM  
2 votes:
FTA: "However, because Rowles was believed to be under the influence of marijuana, Washington State law says he is technically at fault"

Which is the best kind.
2012-12-19 06:15:45 AM  
2 votes:
Someone in this thread is worse than Hitler.
 
Not going to say who.
 
/It's Happy Hours
GBB
2012-12-19 05:55:03 AM  
2 votes:

puffy999: According to police in Oregon and Washington, either a) being nervous or b) having a calm demeanor around police officers is AUTOMATICALLY a reason to suspect someone of marijuana use.
 
Ask me how I know.


Dude. How do you know? I mean, how do you KNOW, dude? How does anyone "know" anything, man? You know?

/dude
2012-12-19 12:42:54 AM  
2 votes:
Clearly, we need to criminalize driving.
2012-12-19 12:36:00 AM  
2 votes:

Pocket Ninja: Smoke from marijuana (aka reefer, aka pot, aka green) has a profound secondhand effect, though. If the driver was smoking reefer in his car, then the smoke might have permeated the windows and ensued into the surrounding air, which could have caused the equivalent of contact highs to innocent pedestrians within a certain definable parameter. Perimeter. Said pedestrians may have then become lethargic and uncoordinated and without being fully cognizant of their bodily actions undertaken such activities like, such as, stepping into traffic and/or becoming vehicular casualties. I know it will not be popular to suggest that side effects from ganja in a legalized locality may include bystander deaths, but it's time to be honest.


 
I can't believe that states are legalizing this drug when we still don't know all of these different things about it and what it can do.
2012-12-19 10:11:23 AM  
1 vote:
I told you this was going to happen but NOOOoooooo, you Washingtonians said that smoking pot was a 'victim-less crime'.

Well, tell that the family of the deceased.

And btw, all you 'Let's legalize pot' supporters: fark you.
2012-12-19 08:49:15 AM  
1 vote:
The pedestrian obviously didn't take the Safeway home that night.
2012-12-19 08:03:24 AM  
1 vote:
As long as the guy is only being charged with simple DUI, I have no problem with this. But considering the circumstances, if the guy is being charged with something more serious like involuntary manslaughter, that would be a complete misjustice.
2012-12-19 07:24:51 AM  
1 vote:
Brian Ryanberger:

I can't believe that states are legalizing this drug when we still don't know all of these different things about it and what it can do.
 
 
You think that's bad you should go to a supermarket and see what people are feeding their infants, children and other loved ones. Lots of ingredients are used, not sure what they all do long term.
 
You think that's bad you should go to fast food restaurants & delicatessens. Food filled with hormones, preservatives, no damn good for people. Very young girls develop breasts before natural puberty due to growth hormones. People in graves now stay in an unnatural non-decomposed state due to preservatives in foods.
 
blah blah blah microwave ovens, motor vehicle exhaust pollution, cell phone dangers, blah blah blah.
 
Google, read up on how many states in America have destroyed their water sources and have to rely on filtering sewage for potable water. Same for air pollution.
 
people have been smoking mother nature before there were supermarkets and food filled with ingredients pioneered in R&D laboratories. and before there was microwaves or even electricity generated along wires, motor vehicles, polluted water and air. if there was a problem stemming from smoking mother nature i'm confident someone would have noticed it by now.
2012-12-19 06:43:41 AM  
1 vote:

GameSprocket: alienated: Pocket Ninja: Smoke from marijuana (aka reefer, aka pot, aka green) has a profound secondhand effect, though. If the driver was smoking reefer in his car, then the smoke might have permeated the windows and ensued into the surrounding air, which could have caused the equivalent of contact highs to innocent pedestrians within a certain definable parameter. Perimeter. Said pedestrians may have then become lethargic and uncoordinated and without being fully cognizant of their bodily actions undertaken such activities like, such as, stepping into traffic and/or becoming vehicular casualties. I know it will not be popular to suggest that side effects from ganja in a legalized locality may include bystander deaths, but it's time to be honest.


3/10

I found the Russian judge!


agreed. While not top ten material, PockeyGanja did a respectable job, there.
2012-12-19 06:27:45 AM  
1 vote:
If only the victim was carrying a joint...this would have never happened....
2012-12-19 06:07:56 AM  
1 vote:
It's the victim's fault for walking out into traffic, but that does not negate the fact that the driver was committing his own crime by driving under the influence. If pot heads want to prove that the drug is harmless, then they need to step up and know when it's time to blaze and when it's not.
2012-12-19 05:50:16 AM  
1 vote:
Did everyone note the lack of logic here?

1. "Marijuana became legal last week, so people are smoking it and driving stoned, having accidents."

2. "That never happened before, because nobody ever smoked marijuana and drove a car when it was illegal."

Yeah sure. Tell me all about it.
2012-12-19 05:42:25 AM  
1 vote:
Hogwash.

Marijuana does not interfere with motor coordination, you can drive as well stoned as you can straight.

I don't recommend the practice, but I am aware of people who have piloted fighter jets while high on pot.
2012-12-19 12:10:26 AM  
1 vote:
Police say the victim was close to two different lit and controlled intersections, but chose to step out into the middle of traffic, which would clearly put him at fault.

However, because Rowles was believed to be under the influence of marijuana, Washington State law says he is technically at fault, according to police.

It's a shame what happened here. The 'victim' lunges out into traffic and an unwitting driver slams into him. Because of something the driver had been doing an hour beforehand, he's now going to jail and will have this stain on his record follow him forever.
 
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