- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 3, 2016

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) - Wyoming law enforcement officers and medical experts recently joined out-of-state speakers to discussing marijuana-related DUIs.

The Laramie Boomerang reports (http://bit.ly/2aU17gp ) that the group gathered in the Laramie Hilton Garden Inn Tuesday for the all-day marijuana and alcohol conference held by the Wyoming Liquor Division.

Wyoming Highway Patrol Trooper Mike Petruso patrols on U.S. Highway 287 and says about 25 percent of his DUI cases involve marijuana. He says the offending drivers are as young as 16 and as old as 64.

Petruso says speeding and very aggressive driving are associated with a marijuana-related DUI.

The conference included speakers from states where marijuana can be legally purchased. Rawlins Police Department Sgt. Jared Frakes says the legalization of marijuana in other states has affected citizen attitudes in Wyoming.

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Information from: Laramie Boomerang, http://www.laramieboomerang.com

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