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Rep. Marra Asks NTSB Official About Multiple Substance Impaired Driving

Posted on March 13, 2024

Earlier today, I had the opportunity to ask an official from the NTSB about impaired driving, specifically driving under the influence of alcohol AND other drugs, including cannabis.

His answer was enlightening, especially when he said many states stop testing for other substances once a level of impairment is reached.

Honoring Women-Owned Businesses for Women’s History Month

Posted on March 13, 2024

Highlighting Women’s History Month and honoring women-owned businesses and local women who are making a difference right here in our community, yesterday State Rep. Tracy Marra met with Darien’s Dr. Katie.

Dr. Katie, owned by Katie Takayasu, combines traditional Western medicine with complementary modalities like acupuncture, mind-body medicine, botanical medicine, and nutrition to help patients holistically achieve their goals. More information about her practice can be found at https://www.drkatie.com/

CT Examiner: State DOT Pushes to Lower Blood Alcohol Limit

Posted on March 11, 2024

Marra strongly opposed the DOT-backed plan, deeming it “misguided.” She contended that if BAC levels are under scrutiny, a study should also examine the impact of driving under the influence of recreational marijuana, which was legalized in Connecticut in July 2021.

“You’ve got cars that are filled with people on cannabis driving by, and the police can’t even pull them over. It just doesn’t make sense,” she said. “I realize that we do, obviously, have a high fatality level on our roads, but what