FROM THE STOP TO THE REPORT: REVIEW THE ENTIRE OUI INVESTIGATION
Gone are the days when an OUI arrest consisted of a stop, field sobriety tests, and a chemical test. An OUI investigation is now the most complicated misdemeanor investigation an officer will regularly conduct.
Additionally, OUI investigations are routinely challenged and litigated. With the complications of prescription and illicit drug use, as well of the legalization of recreational marijuana on driving, there are many hurdles for law enforcement. This class reviews the entire OUI investigation from the time of initial contact until the time for testimony under oath. It is designed for all officers and requires no prerequisites.
Sponsored by the Maine Bureau of Highway Safety, there is no cost for the class. Topics include: the initial stop, roadside interviews, first on-scene to fatal crashes, chemical testing, testifying in court and BMV. This course puts a significant focus on drug impairment (especially Cannabis and Opiates).
Officers will review the following:
- The Elements of OUI
- Operational Impairment
- Field Sobriety Testing
- Hands on Practice
- Arrest Decision
- Chemical Testing
- OUI Drugs
- Report Writing/ Testifying
- Current Caselaw
- Fatal Crash Investigation
Sponsored by the Maine Bureau of Highway Safety, this class will review impaired driving investigations including: the initial stop, chemical testing, testifying in court and BMV. This course puts a significant focus on drug impairment (especially Cannabis and Opiates).