Disproving the Drug Recognition Evaluations
If a person has high blood pressure, then that could fall under one of these categories. The officer can use that information in trying to support his claim of drug intoxication. Of course, there are a lot of reasons why somebody may have high blood pressure, and drugs may not be one of them.
If a person has an increased pulse, that may be due to nervousness as opposed to drug intoxication. However, that information is going to be used in a negative way to support the State’s case. It’s clearly ridiculous that that information is used by a police officer, not a medical expert, to come to these conclusions.
Nonetheless, this information is coming into these courts. At some point the Supreme Court or an Appellate Court may say that this information is not acceptable information.
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