Colorado State Patrol says 12 percent of 2014 DUI/DUID tickets were pot-related

DENVER - The Colorado State Patrol says 12 percent of the tickets troopers wrote for DUI/DUID in 2014 were because of marijuana.

"In an attempt to document the trends, Colonel Scott Hernandez, Chief of the Colorado State Patrol, ordered the specific tracking of marijuana-related citations," officials said.

In 2014, state troopers issued 5,546 citations for DUI/DUID.

The Colorado State Patrol said in 354 cases, marijuana was the only reason for the DUID citation. In 674 cases, marijuana was one of the reasons.

The Colorado Department of Transportation said a survey it did last year found 43 percent of marijuana consumers in Colorado said it was OK to drive high. Twenty-one percent of marijuana consumers didn't know you could get a DUI for driving high.

CSP has over 540 Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement trained troopers and 61 Drug Recognition Experts.

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