SJC Says Seeing You High Is Good Enough

The state's highest court is ruling  that police can arrest a person for drugged driving based on an  officer's observations alone.  

The Supreme Judicial Court ruling came in  the case of a man arrested for alleged drugged driving in Brighton in  2015.  

The man was acquitted of drugged driving at trial, but later  challenged the legality of the arrest because narcotics and a handgun  were found in his car.  

The high court says the arrest was  constitutional, as it was based on the observations of the police  officer.

Legal experts say that it is an important decision because police don't have a reliable test for high drivers as they do for drunk ones.

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