Arizona is extremely strict when it comes to DUI arrests in general, including those stemming from marijuana intoxication. And Arizona’s police force is on the road, looking to enforce these strict DUI laws. Police officers are always on the lookout for drivers under the influence, and will even occasionally set up DUI checkpoints that give them the authority to question anyone who drives through them for DUI. A police officer only needs reasonable suspicion to pull you over for DUI, and probable cause to arrest you for it.
When it comes to reasonable suspicion for a DUI stop, there are countless driving behaviors that would give a police officer sufficient constitutional reason to check if you are impaired. Drifting in your lane, braking too much, driving too fast or slow, forgetting to use your headlights or turn signals, rolling through a stop sign, and more are enough to give a police officer reasonable suspicion that you might be impaired.
Once you have been pulled over due to a police officer’s reasonable suspicion,
there are many things that could give the officer probable cause to arrest you for marijuana DUI. Red eyes, slurred or delayed speech, and red eyes can all give you the appearance of being high. The scent of marijuana is strong and a police officer obviously has cause to believe you may have consumed some if they can smell it.
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