On this episode of the Legal Dockett, Bellingham DUI Lawyer, Jonathan Rands discusses a relatively new impairment detection program with Tracy Ellis. The Program is called Advanced Roadside Impairment Detection Enforcement (ARIDE) and it is a newer form of training that many Washington State Law enforcement officers are undergoing. As you will learn, the program is a training program designed to help officer's "bridge the gap" between their alcohol impairment detection training and the more advanced Drug Recognition Experts. Most officers patrolling the roads and highways of Bellingham and Whatcom County watching for DUI driver's only have the basic Standardized Sobriety Testing training and ARIDE is designed to help officers detect alternative forms of impairment and then make a better decision as to whether to call a special officer who is a DRE.
“Jonathan, thank you for bringing the best possible outcome today in my case. It was a humbling and very sobering experience and I am mindful everyday of my personal responsibility and actions and those around me. My career has taken off and I’m glad to have this chapter behind me and will move onward past probation!”Julie