Traces of marijuana in bloodstream not enough for DUI conviction, Arizona Supreme Court rules

Drivers whose blood carries trace amounts of a metabolite of marijuana can not be found guilty of driving while intoxicated unless there’s actual evidence that the drug impaired them, the Arizona Supreme Court found Tuesday. The opinion PDF involves a driver stopped for a traffic violation, Capitol Media Services reports. Hrach Shilgevorkyan was given a blood test, and Carboxy-THC was found in his system. Shilgevorkyan told officers when stopped that he had smoked marijuana the night before, and he voluntarily submitted to a blood test. He was charged with driving while having an illegal drug in his body. Image from Shutterstock. A trial judge dismissed the charges against the man, who in a pretrial motion argued that the blood test did not reveal the presence of THC, or

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