University of Colorado police ticketed a Florida man for DUI who they allege ate a pot brownie and then passed out behind the wheel of his car near the CU police station last week, according to a police report.
Police found Gregg Nelson, 60, passed out behind the wheel of his rental car with the engine running in the 900 block of Regent Drive on Wednesday after some witnesses called police.
Police saw a rolled up marijuana cigarette and a lighter in between Nelson's knees and a container of what they believed to be crumbs from a pot brownie, according to the report. There also was damage to Nelson's car consistent with damage to a nearby bridge on Regent Drive.
According to the report, once at the hospital, Nelson said he had come to Colorado from Florida in order to obtain medical marijuana for his bad back. He said he ate a pot brownie he got from a dispensary in Denver and then planned on "going to the mountains," but did not remember how or why he ended up in Boulder, according to the report.
CU police spokesman Ryan Huff said that while police are not issuing tickets for marijuana possession due to Amendment 64 passing, police will still ticket or arrest those who drive under the influence of marijuana...
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