Saturday night around 9 p.m., 23-year-old Keith Kilbey crashed into two Colorado state troopers, while he was high from smoking marijuana. Police arrested the man and charged him with driving under the influence of drugs, according to reports from a local Denver news station.
The two state troopers were crashed into after they had parked their cars in the left lane on a exit ramp. The two officers driving separate cars, were investigating a reported accident in the area, before stoned Kilbey crashed into them. He crashed into the back of a Colorado State Patrol Crown Victoria, and the force sent it into the back of Dodge Charger parked in front.
Fortunately the two troopers were not inside their vehicles when the accident occurred.
“It is unacceptable that troopers and their vehicles continue to be hit on our roadways.” Colorado State Patrol spokeswoman Cpl. Heather Cobler told the Denver Post. “This time we were fortunate, but many officers across the nation are not so lucky.”
This incident could cause a stir with some who are already critical of legalizing marijuana. Now not only do police have to worry about drunk drivers on the roadways, but now police officers will have to be on the lookout for drivers that are high from smoking marijuana.
Under Colorado law, a driver is considered to be under the influence of drugs if caught driving with “5 nanograms or more of active THC … per milliliter of blood” in his or her system while operating a vehicle. It is not clear how much marijuana Kilbey smoked before crashing into the troopers.
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