The seriously messed-up ugliness of per se laws

http://www.drugwarrant.com/2014/11/the-seriously-messed-up-ugliness-of-per-se/#comments

Even though another driver caused the accident, it was the Island Lake father who faced up to 14 years in prison. He was not impaired at the time, but Shirey, now 52, was charged two months later after a blood test showed traces of marijuana in his system from — according to his attorney — smoking it a month beforehand.

“Nothing can possibly illustrate this idiotic law more than the Scott Shirey case,” defense attorney Patrick O’Byrne said.

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