MEDIA RELEASE – If You Feel Different, You Drive Different
Police Department Press Release
April 10, 2023
Tuesday, April 10, 2023
Released by Sgt. Travis Bowman
Pittsburg, Kansas – On Thursday, April 20, 2023, there will likely be an increase in marijuana use. With an uncertain history, April 20th, (more commonly known as 4/20), has become synonymous with marijuana use and, in some circles, the date is a marijuana “holiday.” To help keep drug-impaired drivers off the roads, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, (NHTSA), is teaming up with the Pittsburg Police Department to spread the message that drug-impaired driving of any kind is dangerous and illegal. NHTSA wants to remind all drivers: If You Feel Different, You Drive Different.
Like drunk driving, drug-impaired driving is illegal nationwide. “It doesn’t matter what the day is; marijuana impairment is a threat when you’re behind the wheel of a vehicle,” said Police Chief Brent Narges. “We are asking our community members to obey the law, make safe choices when behind the wheel of a vehicle, and to call us if you see an impaired driver on the road.”
By working together, we can save lives and help keep America’s roadways safe. Please join NHTSA in sharing the lifesaving message: If You Feel Different, You Drive Different. For more information on impaired driving, please visit https://www.nhtsa.gov/risky-driving/drug-impaired-driving.
Anyone having information related to impaired driving, or other incidents, is urged to contact the Pittsburg Police Department at 620-231-1700, or at our tip line, 620-231 TIPS (8477). Callers may remain anonymous.