Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement Course
(Formerly the Detecting The Drugged Driver Course)
The Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (A.R.I.D.E.) two-day course is intended to bridge the gap between the Standardized Field Sobriety Testing and the Drug Recognition Expert courses. You will learn how to observe, identify and articulate the signs of impairment related to drugs, alcohol or a combination of both.
You will be given an overview of the seven drug categories and the physiological effects these drugs have on the human body. In addition, you will learn about medical conditions and other situations that can produce similar signs of impairment. The role of eye examinations in disclosing the possibility of drug impairment and in suggesting the possible category or categories of drugs being used will be discussed.
You will receive the latest updates in Standardized Field Sobriety Testing and the legal issues associated with impaired driving.
- The concept of “drugs” in the context of Driving Under the Influence (DUI) enforcement
- The role of eye examinations in disclosing the possibility of impairment
- Medical conditions and other situations that can produce similar signs of impairment
- Identification of the major categories of drugs
- The observable effects of each of the seven major categories of drugs
- The physiological effects likely to result from various combinations of drugs
- Appropriate procedures for dealing with drug-impaired or medically impaired suspects
- Standardized Field Sobriety Test update
- Legal issues associated with impaired driving
Note: This training will not qualify an officer to serve as a Drug Recognition Expert.
Requirements For Attendance
Attendees must have satisfactorily completed a certified Standardized Field Sobriety Testing (SFST) course to be considered for this class. Officers desiring attendance should forward a request for same through their station coordinators. Officers selected for this class need only bring note-taking materials.
Revised February 25, 2015