'Don't smoke and drive': On 1st day of legalized pot, state police SUV hit by driver under influence

On the first day recreational marijuana became legal, Michigan State Police shared a reminder why it's still not okay to drive under the influence.

At 9 a.m. a driver under the influence of marijuana lost control of his pickup truck and struck a state police SUV on I-75 south of Davisburg in Springfield Township today. The trooper was at the scene of an accident when the 51-year-old driver of the truck was going too fast and spun almost 180 degrees at the time of the crash.

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The trooper suffered only minor injuries, the driver of the truck was determined to be under the influence, was arrested and a blood draw was done. 

"This is a reminder that on the day legal marijuana can be purchased, do not smoke and drive," said the Michigan State Twitter account. "Just like alcohol use a ride service, designated driver or stay home." 

Photo credit: MSP Detroit Twitter feed

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