Marijuana-impaired drivers

Andrew Quemere filed this request with the Massachusetts State Police of Massachusetts.


From: Andrew Quemere

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Massachusetts Public Records Law, M.G.L. c.66, §10, I hereby request the following records:

* All policies, procedures, and training records related to detecting whether drivers are impaired by marijuana

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as we believe this request is in the public interest, as suggested but not stipulated by the recommendations of the Massachusetts Supervisor of Public Records. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

I expect the request to be filled in an accessible format, including for screen readers, which provide text-to-speech for persons unable to read print. Files that are not accessible to screen readers include, for example, .pdf image files as well as physical documents.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 business days, as the statute requires.


Andrew Quemere

From: Sullivan, Alena V (POL)

Good Afternoon Mr. Quemere,

The Massachusetts Department of State Police ("Department") has received and reviewed your request seeking all policies, procedures and training records related to detecting whether drivers are impaired by marijuana. Attached please find Department of State Police General Order TRF-14A (Operating Under the Influence-Drugs) and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Manual. Please note that additional information pertaining to your request may be found on the Municipal Police Training Committee's (MPTC) website, If you object to this response, you may appeal to the Supervisor of Records in accordance with M.G.L. c. 66, §10(b) and 950 CMR 32.00.

Your consideration of this matter is greatly appreciated.

Trooper Alena V. Sullivan
MA State Police
Office of the Chief Legal Counsel
470 Worcester Road
Framingham, MA 01702