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  1. Testing reckless drivers for cocaine and marijuana.

    Article - En anglais


    Driving under the influence of intoxicating drugs other than alcohol may be an important cause of traffic injuries.

    We used a rapid urine test to identify reckless drivers who were under the influence of cocaine or marijuana.


    We conducted a consecutive-sample study in Memphis, Tennessee, in the summer of 1993.

    Subjects arrested for reckless driving who were not apparently impaired by alcohol (did not have an odor of alcohol, tested negative on breath analysis, or both) were tested for cocaine and marijuana at the scene of arrest.

    The results of the drug tests were compared with clinical evaluations of intoxication made at the scene by a police officer.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Accident circulation, Conducteur véhicule, Toxicologie, Cocaïne, Marihuana, Intoxication, Exploration, Exploration toxicologique, Urine, Homme, Substance toxicomanogène, Analyse biochimique

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : United States, North America, America, Traffic accident, Vehicle driver, Toxicology, Cocaine, Marihuana, Poisoning, Exploration, Toxicological exploration, Urine, Human, Drug of abuse, Biochemical analysis

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 94-0605602

    Code Inist : 002B03D. Création : 09/06/1995.