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Behind The Shield Of JCPD (DRE 3_2013)

This is Episode 3 (3/2013) Behind The Shield Of The Junction City Ploice Dept. Alcohol isn’t the only substance that causes people to drive recklessly. Prescriptions, illicit drugs and even illnesses can impair a driver as well, making it tough for police officers to determine the cause of impairment. To determine the cause, an expert is often consulted for advice. Officer Brian Paterson is the JC Police Department expert who assists with impairment identification. Paterson was trained as a drug recognition expert (DRE) in 2010 and was recently re-certified. When a driver fails a roadside test but doesn’t register on an alcohol intoxilyzor machine.

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