New impaired driving experiment in Muskogee

MUSKOGEE, Okla. — Two new cannabis companies have partnered with law enforcement for a unique driving experiment, giving officers real world training on spotting drivers who are impaired.

We know that texting, drinking, or using marijuana while driving can be extremely dangerous, but how exactly does it affect the driver?

That’s the question they hope to answer.

In Oklahoma’s first Driver Impairment Awareness Day and first experiment, several volunteers either text, drank, or consumed marijuana over a controlled amount of time.

They then got behind the wheel with the supervision of a driver’s ed instructor and at a slow speed, drove through a coned obstacle course.

The volunteers were then given a sobriety test by the Muskogee County Sheriff’s Office or the Muskogee Police Department.

Kody Shook volunteered for the experiment and said he’s used marijuana for years and said it doesn’t affect him the same way alcohol does.


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