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The Local Police of Caravaca trains its agents in the detection of drugs while driving (14/11/2017)

Prevent traffic accidents caused by drug use among drivers is the objective of the course 'Instruction of police proceedings in crimes against public health.

Detection of drugs, narcotics and psychotropic substances in drivers ", in which 24 agents of the staff of the Local Police of Caravaca de la Cruz participate.

The Councilor for Emergencies, Traffic and Public Safety, Pedro Antonio Muñoz, reported that this theoretical-practical course was requested by the City of Caravaca de la Cruz to the School of Training and Innovation, under the General Directorate of Public Administration and Quality of the Services of the Region of Murcia, and "is integrated into the training plan aimed at Local Police officers in order to improve and update their knowledge in favor of road safety and citizen of the municipality."

It will equip the agents with the necessary knowledge to evaluate the previous symptoms and perform the pertinent tests and controls, through a fast and effective system, to detect drugs in those drivers who present signs in the consumption of these substances.

In the course, Civil Guard commanders have explained, through controls on public roads, how to perform the necessary tests to detect the presence of toxic drugs and psychotropic substances, instructing them also in the recognition of external signs that the influence of These drugs are among the drivers.

Throughout the six scheduled sessions, other aspects have been addressed such as regulatory, legislative and procedural, by the Provincial Traffic Authority, or the types of drugs, detection techniques and elements of the chain of custody responsible for the Institute of Legal Medicine and Forensic Sciences of Murcia.

Similarly, the Public Safety of the Region of Murcia has exposed the crime of driving under the influence of drugs, narcotics and psychotropic substances listed in Article 379.2 of the Criminal Code.

The memory of fatalities in traffic accidents of 2016 reflects figures as worrisome as 43% of the victims presented positive results for alcohol, drug and / or psychoactive drugs consumption and more than 30% of the abuses with deceased were also related to the consumption of these substances.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Caravaca de la Cruz

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