SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KCAU) – Law enforcement offices across Siouxland will be on high alert this weekend as they keep their eyes peeled for drivers under the influence of drugs.
The Iowa State Patrol is a part of a six-state crack down on drugged driving. This comes just days before 4/20, a day celebrated by cannabis enthusiasts. According to the state patrol, more than 45 percent of all deadly accidents in the state were alcohol or drug-related.
“The official tag line for this is “Drive high. Get an OWI” which stands for operating while intoxicated or while impaired. And we want to make sure people understand that every impairment in an offense. It will be addressed, and we should be on the lookout for law enforcement because we are going to address these and this has been a national campaign,” Iowa Trooper John Farley said.
Farley said troopers are trained to spot signs of someone whos driving under the influence and they are always on the lookout.