Winter Holiday 2023 Buzzed Driving Campaign

In Idaho you will get a DUI, fine and jail time if you drive high on marijuana

Marijuana Use in Idaho: A Concern on the Roads

Idaho ranks 40th in the nation for marijuana use, with alarming statistics among high school students. 6% of Idaho high schoolers try marijuana before 13, and 28% have used it at least once. The holiday season poses risks with parties, loneliness, peer pressure, or downtime triggering substance use.

Starting the Conversation

Initiate talks about drug dangers, especially marijuana, as teens in Idaho often start using between 13-16. Parents: Begin an ongoing discussion by 4th or 5th grade. For facts and tips, visit or

Buzzed Driving Dangers: Spread the Word

We, as a local business witnessing wrecks from reckless driving, are joining the nationwide effort from December 16, 2023, through January 1, 2024. The "If You Feel Different, You Drive Different. Drive High, Get a DUI" campaign aims to curb drug-impaired driving.

Critical Points for Idaho Drivers

  • Marijuana is illegal in Idaho, even if legally obtained elsewhere.
  • Drug-impaired driving, whether from legal or illegal substances, threatens everyone on the road.
  • Planning ahead is key—never drive under the influence. Designate a sober driver.

Impacts of Drug-Impaired Driving: A Costly Choice

  • A DUI charge in Idaho could mean fines up to $1,000, court costs, lost work time, higher insurance rates, and more.
  • Possible jail time of up to six months for driving under the influence of any impairing substance.
  • Losing your license for up to 180 days and your vehicle, potentially leading to job loss.

Only Drive Sober: Prioritize Safety

  • Plan for a sober driver if you've used drugs. Never drive impaired, whether legally obtained or not.
  • Passengers should avoid riding with an impaired driver.
  • Take action if a friend plans to drive impaired—take the keys, and arrange a safe ride.
  • It's about saving lives.

Report Impaired Driving: Be a Responsible Road User

If you spot an impaired driver, contact local law enforcement – Bonner County Sheriff’s Office, Sandpoint Police, or Ponderay Police. Be part of the solution to keep our roads safe.