Latest News from News 3

Las Vegas News | Weather | Sports | Traffic - MyNews3

Seattle police watching for anyone driving while high

Set Text Size SmallSet Text Size MediumSet Text Size LargeSet Text Size X-Large
Share
Updated: 7/10 2:48 pm

SEATTLE, Wash. (KING) -- Tuesday marked an historic day in Washington, as the first legal marijuana shops opened for business. Now, DUI officers in Seattle and across the state are watching to see whether those cannabis customers get behind the wheel.

Officer Mike Lewis has been with the Seattle Police Department for 25 years. He currently works on the DUI squad, patrolling the streets every night looking for impaired drivers.

"If you're going to consume alcohol, don't drive. If you are planning on smoking or ingesting marijuana, don't drive," he said. "It's the only safe thing to do."

During Lewis' shift on Tuesday, he drove past Cannabis City, Seattle's first legal marijuana shop. He says the crowd in line at the store tells him it's going to be a busy few weeks and months for DUI officers.

-- Heather Graf reports

Share
Popular Right Now:
Man finds family dog shot dead in his yard 

Updated: 12/17/2014 9:10:14 PM

Poll


All content © Copyright 2014 Chesapeake Media I, LLC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service
You may also view our Sitemap.

FCC assistance for any person with disabilities can be provided by contacting us at publicfilehelp@mynews3.com

KSNV Profile & Public Inspection Files

2014 NBCUniversal Media, LLC. All rights reserved. Portions by Broadcast Interactive Media

FOLLOW US!


Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.
Mobile advertising for this site is available on Local Ad Buy.