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CDLs & Impaired Driving: Examining the Regulations, the Licensing Requirements and the Consequences

Tuesday, April 19, 2022

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (MST); 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM (PST)

Presenter

Aaron Ann Cole-Funfsinn, Staff Attorney - National Traffic Law Center

CDL holders have the privilege of operating 80,000 pound vehicles, and with that privilege comes greater training, licensing expectations and responsibility. This webinar will analyze the rules and regulations about CDL operators and impaired driving and the legal, as well as the often deadly practical, consequences of what happens when a CDL driver chooses to operate a vehicle while impaired.

Finding The Story & Presenting the Case for Impaired Driving in CMV & Personal Vehicle Crash Cases

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (MST); 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM (PST)

Presenter

Aaron Ann Cole-Funfsinn, Staff Attorney - National Traffic Law Center & Tom Lockridge - Kentucky TSRP

The opening statement at a jury trial is a prosecutor’s first opportunity to “tell the story”. It is especially important in impaired driving cases to communicate the urgency of the facts and the serious consequences of the driver’s actions to the jury. In this webinar, Kentucky TSRP Tom Lockridge and NDAA NTLC Staff Attorney Aaron Ann Cole-Funfsinn will create a road map for you to build a compelling opening statement in CDL- and personal vehicle- impaired driving and crash cases to help you tell a powerful and persuasive story to the jury.

Constitutional Law Issues in Impaired Driving Cases

Tuesday, June 7, 2022

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (MST); 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM (PST)

Presenter

Ken Stecker - Michigan TSRP

In the recent past, the United States Supreme Court (USSC) has issued several opinions directly impacting impaired driving investigations and prosecutions. This webinar will provide an overview of some of the many constitutional issues impacting traffic cases from the law enforcement officer’s observations of a vehicle in motion through a defendant’s trial. It is designed to review United States Supreme Court cases that impact the prosecution of impaired driving cases generally, as well as cases that have addressed impaired driving issues specifically.

SFSTs & Drugs: Hit or Miss?

Tuesday, July 26, 2022

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (MST); 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM (PST)

Presenter

Tara Jenswold & Emily Thompson, Wisconsin TSRPs

Despite defense claims that the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests (SFSTs) miss the mark in identifying drug-impaired drivers, the SFSTs are, in fact, a valuable tool for law enforcement to rely upon in identifying drug impairment. Join the Wisconsin TSRPs as they delve into these assertions by the defense bar. This session will address what, if any, evidence the defense bar has to support their claims and it will offer practical tips on how to respond to such challenges.

Mellanby Effect: A LEO's Perspective on Homeostasis & Burn Off

Tuesday, September 27, 2022

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (MST); 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM (PST)

Presenter

Det. Tom Heller, Seattle Police Department

This session will explain from a law enforcement perspective the many factors to review to determine if a defendant is safely off the roadway, including specifics on the scientific phenomena at play in why alcohol impaired people choose to drive. It will explain the background behind homeostasis and burn-off, and discuss how these scientific factors come into play in a DUI case so that both prosecutors and law enforcement officers can better explain and articulate these factors in order to better investigate and prosecute DUI cases. This session is a crucial follow-up to a prior session on the Mellanby Effect conducted by Washington State TSRP Miriam Norman, which explained these factors from a prosecutor’s perspective; this session will provide both prosecutors and law enforcement officers with even more information on these factors, this time from the eyes of a law enforcement officer