As is widely known, drugs such as marijuana, amphetamines, cocaine, opioids, benzodiazepines, designer drugs and alcohol are associated with increased crash risk, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
Introtech forensic toxicologist, Daniel Lipian, has a Master’s Degree in Pharmacology and Toxicology (M.S.) and has conducted research on vehicular crash risk and neurophysiological impairment caused by drugs of abuse and alcohol. Mr. Lipian is also well versed in various states’ drug and alcohol impairment laws, many of which differ from one another. Mr. Lipian consults with former law enforcement members on Introtech’s staff regarding the results of standard field sobriety tests (SFST’s).
During his analysis, he considers not only the testing results, but factors that can alter the disposition of a drug in the human body, such as inter-individual age, weight and genetics; the type of drug; the drug administration route (oral, nasal, inhalation, etc.); drug tolerance; the administered dose; and more. Mr. Lipian also considers unique factors such as legal prescription drug side effects, drug-drug interactions and drug interactions with common drinks (i.e. grapefruit juice), for which there are currently no laws. Lastly, he conducts thorough research of current peer reviewed literature based on the unique facts of your case.