Alprazolam, the generic name for the anti-anxiety drug Xanax, surpassed marijuana in 2011 as the second-leading cause of impaired driving in Alabama after alcohol, according to data from traffic stops compiled by the Department of Forensic Science. Continue reading more about this here.
While I don't have the figures for TN, I would assume we are pressing toward a similar situation given my recent "drugged driving" caseload. As the article above mentions, detecting drugged driving requires that an additional blood screen be sent back to the TBA unless the officer requests it along with the BAC. This typically only occurs when a... Continue reading