Dartmouth resident arrested for allegedly driving under influence of marijuana

Jun 21, 2018

A Dartmouth resident was arrested on June 20 for allegedly driving while under the influence of marijuana.

At 6:25 p.m., Dartmouth Police officer Timothy Riley pulled over a 2006 GMC Envoy driven by 30-year-old Curt Robinson after responding to a report of an erratic driver in the area of Faunce Corner Road and Route 195. The officer suspected Robinson was under the influence due to his “delayed actions.”

Robinson allegedly admitted to the officer he had eaten a marijuana brownie earlier in the day. Robinson was subsequently placed under arrest after failing field sobriety tests. During a search, the officer also allegedly found Robinson was carrying both marijuana and marijuana oils.

Robinson was charged with operating a vehicle under the influence of drugs, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, speeding, and a marked lanes violation.

Dartmouth Police Chief Brian P. Levesque said although marijuana is legal, there are consequences to using the drug irresponsibly.

“Much like alcohol, if it is abused, marijuana can seriously impair one’s ability to safely operate a motor vehicle,” Levesque said.