1 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR CRROLL COUNTY, MRYLND x : STTE OF MRYLND, : : v. : : CHRLES DVID BRIGHTFUL, : Criminal No. K--00 BONNIE DENISE BRISCOE : Criminal No. K--00 HRVEY LEXNDER CRR, : Criminal No. K--00 MTTHEW BRIDGER FRLEY : Criminal No. K--0 JENNIFER DELINE FLNGN, : Criminal No. K--00 RYN THOMS MHON, : Criminal No. K-0-00 PERRY GILBERT MY : Criminal No. K--00 CHRISTOPHER JMES MOORE, : Criminal No. K-0-0 VLERIE NN MULLIKIN, : Criminal No. K-0-0 RYN LUCS MULLINIX : Criminal No. K--00 DRRELL PTRICK PEYOK : Criminal No. K--00 RONLD DLE TEETER, : Criminal No. K : Defendants. : Westminster, Maryland : x February, HERING WHEREUPON, proceedings in the above-entitled matter commenced. BEFORE: THE HONORBLE MICHEL M. GLLOWY, Judge PPERNCES: FOR THE STTE: DVID DGGETT, Esq. DM WELLS, Esq. Carroll County State=s ttorney=s Office North Court Street, P.O. Box 0 Westminster, Maryland CompuScribe 0/-
2 cch PPERNCES: (continued) FOR THE DEFENDNTS: BRIN L. DeLEONRDO, Esq. DeLeonardo Smith & ssociates, LLC Main Street, Suite Reisterstown, Maryland LEXNDER J. CRUICKSHNK, Esq. Office of the Public Defender North Court Street, Suite 0 Westminster, Maryland
3 cch I N D E X Page Preliminary Matters Defendants dvised and Waived Hicks on Record By lex Cruickshank, Esq. VOIR WITNESSES DIRECT CROSS REDIRECT RECROSS DIRE For the State: Thurl William Tower, II (DD) -- 0(W) 0(DD) William R. Morrison (W) (W) EXHIBITS: FOR IDENTIFICTION IN EVIDENCE For the State: For the Defendants: 0
4 cch I N D E X (Continued) EXHIBITS: FOR IDENTIFICTION IN EVIDENCE For the Defendant: KEYNOTE: --- indicates inaudible in the transcript.
5 cch P R O C E E D I N G S THE CLERK: Silence in Court, all rise, the Honorable Michael M. Galloway presiding. THE COURT: Good morning, be seated please. MR. DGGETT: Good morning, Your Honor, David Daggett and dam Wells are present for the State. It is D-a-g-g-e-t-t and W-e-l-l-s. fter Mr. DeLeonardo and Mr. Cruickshank introduce themselves, I will go ahead and read the cases and the case numbers. I think there are of them. We are going to call them and have a couple of Hicks waivers and then excuse, I guess, -- excuse a lot of people that are here, is that correct, is that your understanding? MR. DeLEONRDO: That is correct. MR. DGGETT: Okay. MR. DeLEONRDO: Well, for the record, Brian DeLeonardo, D-e-L-e-o-n-a-r-d-o, on behalf of Mr. Carr and Mr. Mahon. MR. CRUICKSHNK: lex Cruickshank, Office of the Public Defender, C-r-u-i-c-k-s-h-a-n-k, on behalf of the Public Defender s clients. MR. DGGETT: Your Honor, there are cases I believe that are set before you. Ryan Mullinix, -0; Darrell Peyok, -0; Perry May, -0; Bonnie Briscoe, -0; Matthew Farley, -; Ryan Mahon, -0;
6 cch Christopher Moore, -; Valerie Mullikin, -; Jennifer Flanagan, -0; Charles Brightful, -0; Ronald Teeter, -000; and Harvey Carr -0. MR. CRUICKSHNK: nd, Your Honor, we waived Hicks on a number of clients when we started. If I could just go around and have everybody state their names for the record? THE COURT: ll right. MR. CRUICKSHNK: State your name. THE DEFENDNT: Matthew Bridger Farley. MR. CRUICKSHNK: Spell your last name. THE DEFENDNT: F-a-r-l-e-y. THE DEFENDNT: Charles Brightful. MR. CRUICKSHNK: Spell your last name Mr. Brightful. THE DEFENDNT: B-r-i-g-h-t-f-u-l. MR. CRUICKSHNK: Sir, in the green shirt? THE DEFENDNT: Darrell Peyok, P-e-y-o-k. MR. CRUICKSHNK: Right here, sir. THE DEFENDNT: Ryan Mullinix. MR. CRUICKSHNK: Spell your last name. THE DEFENDNT: M-u-l-l-i-n-i-x. MR. CRUICKSHNK: Ma am? THE DEFENDNT: Bonnie Briscoe, B-r-i-s-c-o-e. MR. CRUICKSHNK: Mr. Teeter? THE DEFENDNT: Teeter, T-e-e-t-e-r.
7 cch MR. CRUICKSHNK: Ms. Flanagan? THE DEFENDNT: Jennifer, last name Flanagan, F-l-a-n-a-g-a-n. MR. CRUICKSHNK: Mr. May? THE DEFENDNT: Perry May, M-a-y. MR. CRUICKSHNK: In the back, sir? THE DEFENDNT: Harvey -- MR. DeLEONRDO: Harvey Carr, C-a-r-r THE DEFENDNT: H-a-r-v-e-y C-a-r-r. MR. CRUICKSHNK: Okay. nd I am prepared to waive speedy trial rights in the Public Defender s clients who are present today Your Honor. May I do that? THE COURT: Yes. MR. CRUICKSHNK: Everybody, what we are going to do here today and if you have any questions let me know. We are going to waive your right to a speedy trial in this case. You have the right to have your cases tried within 0 days of my first appearance in Court, your first appearance in Court or my appearance slip in Court. It is called a Hicks right under Maryland law. Mr. Mullinix, are you waiving your right to a speedy trial? THE DEFENDNT: Mr. Farley. MR. CRUICKSHNK: Mr. Farley -- excuse me? THE DEFENDNT: Yes, sir, I am.
8 cch MR. CRUICKSHNK: Mr. Brightful? THE DEFENDNT: Yes, sir. THE DEFENDNT: Yes, sir. MR. CRUICKSHNK: What is your name, sir? THE DEFENDNT: Peyok, P-e-y-o-k. MR. CRUICKSHNK: Waiving your right to a speedy trial? THE DEFENDNT: Yes, sir. MR. CRUICKSHNK: Mr.? THE DEFENDNT: Mullinix. MR. CRUICKSHNK: Waiving your right to a speedy trial? THE DEFENDNT: Yes, sir. MR. CRUICKSHNK: Ma am what is your name? THE DEFENDNT: Ms. Briscoe. MR. CRUICKSHNK: Waiving your right to a speedy trial. THE DEFENDNT: Yes, sir. THE DEFENDNT: Mr. Teeter. MR. CRUICKSHNK: Mr. Teeter, waiving your right to a speedy trial? THE DEFENDNT: Yes, sir. MR. CRUICKSHNK: Ms. Flanagan? THE DEFENDNT: Yes. THE DEFENDNT: Yes.
9 cch MR. CRUICKSHNK: Mr. May said yes, as well. MR. DeLEONRDO: In the back, Your Honor, from my clients, Mr. Carr, I think we previously addressed this as well as Mr. Mahon and they have already previously done that. THE COURT: ll right, very well. MR. CRUICKSHNK: Thank you, Your Honor. MR. DGGETT: Your Honor, there are three people that aren t here. I am not too concern about it because I think they were here before, that was Ryan Mahon -- MR. DeLEONRDO: That is correct. MR. DGGETT: -- Christopher Moore and Valerie Mullikin. Now, I think they waived Hicks before and we -- MR. CRUICKSHNK: Yes. MR. DGGETT: -- excused them before -- MR. DeLEONRDO: Right. MR. DGGETT: -- so they are not present but we have no issue as far as I can tell. MR. DeLEONRDO: t least that goes to Mr. Mahon, my client, as well as Mr. Carr, we have waived their presence previously, although Mr. Carr came anyway. MR. CRUICKSHNK: nd the only thing I would add is that if you want to stay you can stay. If you would like to leave, you can leave and you do not have to come back tomorrow if you don t want to come back tomorrow. THE COURT: ll right, very well.
10 cch (Long pause.) MR. DGGETT: If I can -- I guess briefly summarize. I think the last time we were here back in early December, defense put on their three witnesses. We kind of had to go out of order because we had scheduling -- there were scheduling difficulties with a lot of people. So, I think the defense called three -- we had called three doctors, the defense called three doctors and then today we are planning -- we have two former police officers or police officers and I think there might be one more. So, is that -- I guess we are back on that. MR. DeLEONRDO: lthough, I think it was actually September -- MR. DGGETT: Was it? MR. DeLEONRDO: -- last time we were here. MR. DGGETT: Was it September? MR. DeLEONRDO: I know it. Time flies when we are having fun. MR. DGGETT: Okay. MR. DeLEONRDO: So, yes, and I do, I think we kind of took it out of order because of the witnesses. So, I think the defense has two witnesses that are in their direct. nd then there is an issue of rebuttal witness. I guess we will cross that bridge when we get to it. THE COURT: Okay.
11 cch MR. DGGETT: re you ready to proceed, Your Honor? THE COURT: I am ready to proceed. MR. DGGETT: Okay. William Tower. THE CLERK: Good morning. THE WITNESS: Good morning. THE COURT: Good morning. THE CLERK: Please remain standing and raise your right hand. Whereupon, THURL WILLIM TOWER, II was called as a witness by the State, having been first duly sworn, was examined and testified as follows: THE CLERK: Please have a seat. THE WITNESS: Thank you. THE CLERK: For the record, could you please state your full name, spelling your first and last and give your business address please. THE WITNESS: Thurl, T-h-u-r-l, William Tower, II. My business address is South Howard Street, Suite 00, Baltimore, Maryland. MR. DGGETT: nd Tower is T-o-w-e-r? THE WITNESS: Yes, sir. THE CLERK: Thank you. DIRECT EXMINTION BY MR. DGGETT:
12 cch Can you tell us your current position? I am the law enforcement liaison for the National Highway Traffic Safety dministration. That s an agency of the US Department of Transportation for Region, that s located in Baltimore. nd what are your duties and responsibilities in that position? I work with law enforcement agencies in our seven states in Region to promote enforcement programs relating to highway safety. I do some training of law enforcement officers. I also provide technical assistance in setting up sobriety checkpoints and other enforcement operations. What is your background, your training and your experience? Well, in relation to DUI and highway safety, my training began many years ago when, in fact, in and in the Maryland State Police cademy. s part of a six-month training academy, I had several weeks of specific DUI training relating to field sobriety testing and DUI detection. I also received significant amount of training relating to dealing with drug impaired individuals and drugs themselves. Following that, I attended a number of seminars
13 cch relating to DUI. nd in and if I may follow along with my CV -- ctually I have a copy, I have -- actually you can. I have a copy State s Exhibit No. for identification. Just take a look at that. Is that the same thing that you have? It is. It s exactly the same. (The document referred to was marked for identification as State s Exhibit No..) BY MR. DGGETT: ll right, then I will go ahead and refer to this and you can use that one and I will enter this one into evidence -- Very well. -- at the appropriate time. In, I attended a seminar, a training class, that was actually put on by NHTS. It was called Improved Sobriety Testing. nd it was the first class of its kind where the Federal Government had worked with a number of law enforcement agencies, especially the LPD, to develop the most current and accurate field sobriety tests that were used. nd they were pilot testing this class and they, in fact, came to Maryland and they brought instructors from the LPD.
14 cch s part of this course, we learned the horizontal gaze nystagmus test, the walk and turn, and one leg stand. nd they dosed volunteers to various levels of alcohol and we evaluated them based on the testing protocols that we had learned. Police? So you -- back then you were with the Maryland State I was. So why don t you -- before we get into that specific part, why don t you just talk about when you became, when you started working with the State Police and how long you worked for them and when you retired? ll right. I began the academy in October of, completed in March of. I worked as a patrol trooper at the Frederick Barrack. Proceeded on, I was promoted to corporal, sent to the Forestville Barrack as a supervisor, was then transferred to the lcohol Speed Enforcement Unit, which works specifically in enforcement of DUI and speed-type violations around the state. Was then promoted to sergeant, stayed with the unit, promoted to first sergeant, went on staff at the State Police Headquarters. lso during that time, I spent about a year as the public information officer for the Maryland State Police. In, I was given a one year special assignment
15 cch to the National Highway Traffic Safety dministration in Washington. nd my job during that period of time is to work with NHTS, the National Highway Traffic Safety dministration, to evaluate the current field sobriety testing course and update it and standardize it as well as go through training in Los ngeles and Sacramento to take a look at a new technique that was being developed called DRE, Drug Recognition Expert. I attended and successfully completed both the Los ngeles Police Department training as well as the California Highway Patrol version. Came back to the Transportation Safety Institute in Oklahoma City where along with two other specialists from the National Highway Traffic Safety dministration and ICP, the International ssociation of Chiefs of Police, developed a curriculum that is DRE today. nd in addition to helping write the curriculum itself, I also produced and edited and narrated a series of videos to go along with those programs. To do that I took a film crew to Los ngeles where we actually videotaped actual drug evaluations taking place and used that footage along with the instructors to develop the narration and complete the training. fter all of that, we pilot tested this new course,
16 cch this DRE, at that time, NHTS developed a name called the Drug Evaluation a Classification Program. That was to be the official name of the course. Student who successfully completed it would become drug recognition experts or drug recognition technicians depending on the state that they were from. nd, of course ultimately, it s the Court s decision whether to determine if one of these officers is, in fact, an expert or not. Have you received any certifications in regard to the DRE program? Yes, yes. nd what were they. Well, originally, I was certified by the Los ngeles Police Department when I went through the original training in the summer of as a Drug Recognition Expert. I also received a certification from the California Highway Patrol in September of after successfully completing their program. Following that, NHTS and ICP worked together to develop a national certification because in really there was only one state where this program was working and only just a few agencies. nd that was California? That was California. nd as we developed it, the
17 cch curriculum, and began training nationwide, NHTS and ICP knew, in fact, that there needed to be some kind of standardization and a certification process that would apply to everyone equally. In the early 0s, NHTS provided funding to the International ssociation of Chiefs of Police to do just that. To develop a certification process where a minimum number of hours of training, evaluations completed, a certain accuracy in evaluation opinions and toxicology results would be done. The development of a personal resume for the officer to use and finally an actual evaluation sheet where the state coordinator would check that an individual officer would meet all those requirements and then sign off. That would be sent to the ICP and they would issue a certificate and a card showing that particular officer was certified. That is the program that -- and we are going to get to that. We are going to the program itself but as far as certifications go, you have been certified you said by Los ngeles Police Department and any other -- The California Highway Patrol and eventually the ICP. nd what about Maryland State Police? nd the Maryland State Police. Have you ever had any -- published any or authored
18 cch any articles regarding the DRE program and its protocols? I have. nd, again, if I may refer to my CV so I can be precise. In, I authored a program for the Department of Transportation for lcohol and Drug Supervisory Training. This involved federal regulations that required supervisors in certain fields of transportation, aviation, commercial vehicles, vehicles such as that, those modes of transportation where a supervisor must be able to have a level of knowledge to determine if someone, in fact, may be using some sort of illegal drugs, in fact, the particular drugs are listed in the federal regs. nd just have enough reasonable suspicion to request a urine test. nd these are administrative civil proceedings. nd I developed that curriculum, in fact, taught it for the Department of Transportation for a number of years. I wrote a sobriety checkpoint operation s manual for the Maryland State Police as well as edited and developed a videotape that is used around the country to conduct sobriety checkpoints. So how many -- approximately how many articles have you -- would you either be the author or contributing author to regarding DUIs and DREs? I would imagine just looking over the list here or 0.
19 cch Have you ever testified in Court as an expert in the -- as a DRE or in the DRE program? I have. nd how often and where have you testified in Court as an expert? I have testified throughout the State of Maryland as well as in the District of Columbia. Over the years as recent as 0 and as far back as the 0s, I ve testified and been qualified as an expert in the effects of alcohol and drugs. Most recently, was the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. This was a DRE case. It was a Frye Hearing. I was qualified as an expert in the DRE procedure as well as recognizing the effects of drugs. In Maryland most recently in Hartford County, in the Circuit Court, in State v. Novak, I was qualified as an expert in the DRE program in the effects of drugs. That also was a Frye Hearing. nd in 0, I was qualified as an expert in a deposition in the US District Court hearing that involved a civil case between a Defendant s family and Howard County. nd then there were a number on back through the years. MR. DGGETT: Your Honor, subject to any questions from defense counsel, I am going to, at this point, make a
20 cch motion to enter State s Exhibit No., which is Mr. Tower s curriculum vitae and also put him before the Court as an expert in the field of DRE and DRE program. MR. DeLEONRDO: Your Honor, again, just in an abundance of caution to make sure as long as he is not testifying as to the reliability, the validity of the program or the effects of alcohol and drugs. MR. DGGETT: No, that is certainly up to -- that is the Court s decision ultimately to make that ruling, obviously, but we are going to talk about the program itself, and the training he has received and what he has done. MR. DeLEONRDO: Well, again, so as long as he is not talking about its acceptance in the community then I think that is fair. nd I don t have an objection to that. THE COURT: ll right. First of all, we will admit State s Exhibit and we will accept Mr. Tower as an expert regarding the DRE program and the DRE protocol. (The document marked for identification as State s Exhibit No. was received in evidence.) BY MR. DGGETT: Okay, Mr. Tower, now we are going to focus specifically on your background and your involvement with the DRE program and its history.
21 cch nd we have heard a lot of -- you are probably the, I guess the seventh witness maybe that has come forth. lot of people have had information about the DRE program. We have all heard about Los ngeles and that type of thing. But I am going to ask you since you were in basically kind of in on one of the ground level. I would like you to explain to the Court how you became involved and what your duties and responsibilities were and what you had to do as a result of that. Very well. My first exposure to the DRE program was in I was conducting standardized field sobriety testing and instructor training in Pikesville and NHTS had funded the Maryland State Police to bring instructors from across the country to teach the three-step process. During that time, the research study was going on at Johns Hopkins and DREs from the LPD, Sergeant Studdard, one of those, who was one of the founding officers of the DRE program and a team who were being utilized as the evaluators, came to our class and gave a briefing on what was going on at this research project and what the DRE program was. I became very interested, I felt that at some point that might be appropriate for Maryland, but this was very early in the process, we certainly weren t ready for it as yet.
22 cch Following that in as I continued with the sobriety testing courses, I had an opportunity to go to NHTS for one year on a special detail, and my responsibilities during that time were several. First of all to develop the most latest curriculum standardized field sobriety testing and bring the student instructor manuals in line, develop videotapes, but more importantly to take a look at this fledgling DRE program, which had started in Los ngeles back in the 0s where officers began noticing folks who were arrested for DUI clearly impaired but yet were showing no results on -- at that time, the old breathalyzer test. So, there was something other than just alcohol causing this impairment. nd they worked with a number of researchers, physicians, nurses, toxicologists, to take a look at what were they seeing in the way of signs and symptoms. nd they developed a series of simple examinations that through years of testing found to them to be very accurate. What we wanted to do was from NHTS take a look at this course and they had been training occasionally officers in Los ngeles in these techniques. To take a look and see if they really were valid and if so could we develop a curriculum that was standardized that could be used outside of Los ngeles?
23 cch One that would be standardized across the country. So if we do take this training out of California, would it be the same everywhere? That was our ultimate goal. Well, during the 0s and early 0s, the California Highway Patrol had sent officers to this training and they, in term, had developed their own DRE course, both were about a week in length. I successfully completed the LPD course, which was five days of classroom and several nights of field training at the Central District Detention Facility called Parker Center in downtown Los ngeles where all arrestees were brought to the central location. Where I examined under the supervision of Sergeant Studdard these people who were suspected of being under the influence of different drugs. nd based on the steps of the evaluation that I had learned, I formed an opinion that they were first under the influence and that it was one or more categories of the then seven possible categories of drugs of which all impairing drugs can fit into. nd then we got urine samples -- MR. DeLEONRDO: Objection to the last statement. Objection as to that all drugs fit into the seven categories. I think that is going outside of his expertise. Especially in light of our testimony of a pharmacologist.
24 cch THE COURT: I am sorry? MR. DeLEONRDO: Especially in light of the testimony of our pharmacologist. THE COURT: ll right, I will reserve on that. THE WITNESS: I completed that training successfully, received my certification and certificate and then went to in September of that year to Sacramento the -- BY MR. DGGETT: now? nd what year are you talking about -- you are up to This is, yes.. My year started in July of and completed in June of. I Went to the California Highway Patrol cademy in September, successfully completed their version of the DRE training and it was very similar, seven categories of drugs, the steps in the process, like the LPD, we had a physician who provided much of the training as well as experienced officers. I went to downtown Sacramento and some surrounding cities on the following two nights, observed or impaired subjects, evaluated them under the supervision of the senior instructor and Officer John Rydell. Formed my opinions, and obtained urine samples and eventually, as I said, was, in fact, certified.
25 cch Following that, I returned to the Transportation Safety Institute in Oklahoma City. This is the USDOT s main training facility where all of their training programs are developed. I worked in conjunction with two other experts from NHTS who were curriculum development specialists. We brought several of the DRE instructors from Los ngeles out and we developed a standardized curriculum. We took the best of both programs, put them in a format that we felt based on the current techniques of law enforcement training would be the best to convey this information and ultimately train officers in these techniques. In addition, I had mentioned earlier -- So, you talk -- before you were talking about the LPD and the California Highway Patrol those two programs and took the best of -- Yes, I took those two, the documentation, the curriculums, everything they had. We brought it all back to Oklahoma City and we sat down and we worked for months to develop a standardized curriculum. One that we felt could be used in any state across the country to train officers effectively to use these techniques. During that time, I took a film crew to Los ngeles, we videotaped actual drug evaluations of impaired persons. We
26 cch showed the signs and symptoms that appear when someone is under the influence of different types of drugs and we packaged that to go along with the written curriculum. We pilot tested this new technique in early in Los ngeles from officers from the LPD as well as CHP. We then developed an instructor version. nd that really started the National DRE Program. Many of those instructors traveled to a number of pilot states where we used the curriculum and we started training officers in those states and eventually to this day has now spread to some states across the country. Now the training that you said you began the national DRE course, so the training that you would demand of your students, I guess, what did that consist of? Well, first of all, an officer to be selected for DRE must have successfully completed standardized field sobriety testing. It is a three-day course where it includes horizontal gaze nystagmus, walk and turn and one leg stand. Not only must they successfully complete that, they must be very proficient in administering those tests. Once they are selected to attend DRE school, there is a two-day preschool and this is really the officer s first exposure to the seven drug categories, the effects of those drugs or the signs and symptoms that impairment by those
27 cch produces and the -step process. They even have an alcohol workshop where folks are dosed to different BC levels and they get to practice the different steps on impaired people. Granted alcohol because we legally and ethically can t dose people on drugs other than alcohol, but at least it gives them an opportunity to practice these steps. They learn a little bit about human physiology and drugs effect the human body. But it s just an initial general overview and practice of the techniques. nd that is a two-day pre -- That s a two-day school. It s called the preschool. nd at the end of that course, there is an examination they have to pass with 0 percent. Now following that is the seven-day DRE school and this is where the students are taught in depth about the seven-drug categories. What drugs are involved in those categories? What are the signs and symptoms that are produced? Human physiology is discussed. The -step process is practiced over and over and over again. nd another alcohol workshop for them to practice on impaired people. They truly learn every aspect about drugs that they will see out on the street and how to determine if someone is under the influence.
28 cch But this is all classroom and they have quizzes each day during the course. t the end of the course, there is a 0-question test, they have to pass with at least 0 percent. Now, they are still not certified yet. Now, they go to perhaps the most important part, field certification. nd this is where the DRE student under the supervision of certified instructors must examine people who are under the influence. They must do a full evaluation and, in fact, they must do at least of these evaluations and they need to see at least three of the seven categories of drugs. They complete the evaluations, they write reports. These reports are reviewed by the instructors and approved by the instructors. They form their opinions. They must at least percent of the time be correct in the toxicology results that are obtained from either a urine or a blood test at the end of the evaluation. nd this is where they really learn what someone under the influence of perhaps a central nervous system depressant or stimulant, or hallucinogens, a dissociative anesthetic, narcotic analgesics, inhalants and all the seven drug categories. What someone actually looks like right in front of them and the signs and symptoms that impairment produces. They also learned that not everybody they see is
29 cch going to be under the influence. Not everybody is going to be impaired for various reasons. Some people are impaired just by alcohol, some people are not impaired at all. nd then in some cases there may be a medical condition, the possibility of one. nd, if so, they are trained to get that person to medical attention immediately. Because I ve had personal experience where we ve had people with heart conditions that had very high pulse rates, high blood pressure. I ve seen people who were later diagnosed, not by me, I saw that there was a problem in the disparity of the pupils of their eyes and eye nystagmus because true impairment by a drug will affect the eyes equally -- MR. CRUICKSHNK: Objection. I think we are starting to go into the category of what the experts on both sides have talked about. THE COURT: I will sustain. THE WITNESS: Very well. They are taught that if there is any possibility of a medical issue then get the person to medical attention and I ve seen that in a number of cases. In fact, over the years, the DRE program many lives have been saved because these issues were noticed, a question brought up, the evaluation was discontinued and the person
30 cch 0 taken to a medical attention and dealt with that way. But in the majority of cases the evaluation is completed and the officer forms an opinion. Whether the person was under the influence, unable to operate a vehicle safely and to what category or categories the impairment is caused by. BY MR. DGGETT: So at the conclusion of the -- so the field certification follows the classroom? Yes, sir, that is correct. nd they have to do at least examinations? That is correct, under the supervision of a DRE instructor -- certified instructor. nd they must see at least three of the seven categories of drugs during that evaluation period and following that they must complete a resume. ll of these items are on a checklist that the ICP provides to the state coordinator. ll of these are completed. The DRE state coordinator reviews everything, two instructors have to verify that all of these items have been completed and the DRE coordinator for that state signs the bottom of that form and certifies that officer as a DRE. nd how does one go from being a certified DRE to taking the next step in being an instructor? DRE must be certified for at least a year, must be
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