The stories are hilarious. I love the drunk ones that end up in an arrest. A state patrol ended up arresting a firefighter on a crash scene for having alcohol in his system at a crash site. He drove to the accident with the Firetruck (which WI doesn't require the driver to hold a CDL, but you have to follow all the CDL requirements, one of which is absolute sobriety while operating).
Yes, the cannabis bars have all sorts of stuff, including pills that have the THC so you don't have to smoke a joint while you work. Compassionate medicinal marijuana is some great stuff... and now the President said he is not going to have the Feds come after the States which have that law.
The drugs class was my favorite. It's funny to hear all the zonked out stories and such. As for drugs that impair driving? They all do one way or another as far as I am concerned.
What's SFST? You mean the field sobriety tests? Study up on not just the signs of inebriation but make sure you know how to articulate it concisely in the report why your training and experience indicates to you that the person is under the influence based on your objective observations. The standard tests for field sobriety are easy to learn and as long as you can combine that with the objective reasons why it gives you enough probable cause, you're good.
Nope. Sorry, nobody is as backwards as CA. We are in a $40B deficit and they raise taxes and double the reg fees. Yep, when people don't have money, you raise taxes, thus shrinking the market even more. That's why all the movies and industry have left the state. The tax structure here is ridiculous and you can't beat our politicians for worst in the country. Don't forget, we also have the 9th Circuit, the most overturned Appeals Circuit in the country.
It makes me want to impound and tow cars that much more when I see bad drivers who are endangering others out there, especially the ones with no insurance. In CA, you can't register a car without proof of insurance. Not that people care, we have a huge population of drivers with no insurance and registration and we suck up the costs in uninsured motorist claims.
The sad thing is technology is helping thwart Darwin & Natural Selection by keeping a lot of people alive who are otherwise not really equipped for the rigors of regular life.... like walking while forming a thought at the same time.