Commercial Drivers Licensing Resources
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Awareness of Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Cases Involving Marijuana for Judges & Officers of the Court

By Honorable Larry Sage

The Department of Transportation (DOT) prohibits the use of certain drugs and requires periodic drug and alcohol testing for all Commercial Driver’s Licensed (CDL) holders/drivers.  In the National Judicial College’s (NJC) Webinar on 04/18/2023, it was reported that the alcohol-related civilian driving arrests were substantial but alcohol-related fatalities were declining.  That was the good news, but the bad news included a rise in drug and marijuana-impaired driver cases.

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