Events

Ideas to Impact: A Dialogue to Address Drug-Impaired Driving

09/17/2018

Location

Maritime Institute of Technology and Graduate Studies (MITAGS) Maritime Conference Center
692 Maritime Boulevard Linthicum Heights, MD 21090

NHTSA hosted a half-day event to identify policy and program needs and to share promising practices to stop drug-impaired driving. NHTSA held this event to recognize ways to reduce traffic injuries and fatalities related to drug-impaired driving. The event brought together Federal leaders and experts in the fields of toxicology and data collection; public safety, outreach and prevent; law enforcement and the criminal justice system to identify policy and program needs and share promising practices to stop drug-impaired driving.

Agenda

Welcome

  • Dr. Elizabeth Baker, Regional Administrator, NHTSA Region 3
  • Pete K. Rahn, Secretary, Maryland Department of Transportation
  • Heidi R. King, Deputy Administrator,  NHTSA
Welcome

Toxicology and Data Collection

  • Dr. David R. Fowler, Chief Medical Examiner, Maryland
  • Dr. Roger A. Mitchell, Jr., Chief Medical Examiner, District of Columbia
  • Dr. Timothy Kerns, Program Director, National Study Center for Trauma and EMS, University of Maryland
  • Facilitator: Dr. Elizabeth Baker, Regional Administrator, NHTSA Region 3
Toxicology and Data Collection

Safety Is Our First Priority

  • Jim Carroll, Deputy Director, White House Office of National Drug Control Policy
  • The Honorable Elaine L. Chao, Secretary, U.S. Department of Transportation

KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Collaborating on Safety

  • The Honorable Jeff Sessions, Attorney General of the United States
Safety Is Our First Priority and Keynote Address by Attorney General Jeff Sessions

Law Enforcement and Public Safety

  • Officer Jayme Derbyshire, Drug Recognition Expert, Montgomery County (Maryland) Police Department
  • Officer Frank E. Enko, Traffic Training Coordinator, Baltimore County (Maryland) Police Department
  • Corporal Joey Koher, West Virginia Drug Evaluation Classification (DEC) Program Coordinator
  • Facilitator: Tom Woodward, Maryland DEC Program Coordinator
Law Enforcement and Public Safety

Criminal Justice System

  • The Honorable Neil Edward Axel, American Bar Association Judicial Fellow, District Court of Maryland (retired)
  • Gray Barton, Director, Office of Problem Solving Courts, Maryland Courts
  • Melissa G. Shear, Assistant Attorney General and Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutor, District of Columbia Office of the Attorney General
  • Facilitator: Stephanie Hancock, Deputy Regional Administrator, NHTSA Region 3
Criminal Justice System

Prevention and Public Outreach

  • Kurt Gregory Erickson, President, Washington Regional Alcohol Program
  • Ragina C. Averella, Public and Government Affairs Manager, AAA Mid-Atlantic
  • Facilitator: Christine Nizer, Administrator, Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration

Closing Statements

Prevention and Public Outreach and Closing Statements