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Old 09-24-2014, 12:54 PM
 
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Report: Tony Stewart Cleared By Grand Jury In Kevin Ward Jr. Death CBS New York
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Old 09-24-2014, 01:10 PM
 
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Not only that, but Ward's toxicology report came back positive for marijuana.
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Old 09-24-2014, 01:17 PM
 
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Not only that, but Ward's toxicology report came back positive for marijuana.
yep, and at high enough levels to impair judgement.

i cant wait to see what spinoza is going to claim now.
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Old 09-24-2014, 01:25 PM
 
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yep, and at high enough levels to impair judgement.

i cant wait to see what spinoza is going to claim now.

LOL I was thinking the same thing.

The good thing about the pot levels is it will make it hard for the family to win a civil suit.

RIP Kevin Ward but I'm glad about the pot levels because now it's not a sweet young innocent kid vs the big bad hothead champion.
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Old 09-24-2014, 05:00 PM
 
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Not only that, but Ward's toxicology report came back positive for marijuana.
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Old 09-24-2014, 06:30 PM
 
Location: Austin TX
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He didn't just have pot in his system, either ... he was actually impaired at the time of his death. Big difference between the two.

Absolute negligence on his part, racing while high. This will create a lot of changes to regional racing series as a result. Drivers have the right to expect sobriety from their fellow competitors in a sport involving cars at high speed. If the trust system doesn't work, drug testing *will*.

His folks should be appropriately shamed, and drop out of the limelight to mourn their tragic loss and then move on with their lives rather than release statements threatening continued legal action.

Shameful.
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Old 09-24-2014, 07:22 PM
 
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He didn't just have pot in his system, either ... he was actually impaired at the time of his death. Big difference between the two.

Absolute negligence on his part, racing while high. This will create a lot of changes to regional racing series as a result. Drivers have the right to expect sobriety from their fellow competitors in a sport involving cars at high speed. If the trust system doesn't work, drug testing *will*.

His folks should be appropriately shamed, and drop out of the limelight to mourn their tragic loss and then move on with their lives rather than release statements threatening continued legal action.

Shameful.
actually it will create a lot of changes in ALL racing series. i expect far more random drug testing to be done, and severe penalties will likely be handed out as a result of anyone failing such drug tests. which is as it should be.
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Old 09-24-2014, 07:38 PM
 
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What test is there that can show degree of cannabis intoxication at any particular time, particularly in a corpse? I thought that all they could tell would be that a detectable amount of cannabis had been ingested within a certain time.
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Old 09-24-2014, 07:43 PM
 
Location: Austin TX
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A blood test can measure active amounts of THC, versus a urinalysis which only detects marijuana metabolites.
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Old 09-24-2014, 09:17 PM
 
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Since the DA sent it to the grand jury with no charges attached it was almost a given that there was nothing to charge Stewart with. It's very rare for a DA to send something to the GJ with no charges. The DA probably could have cleared him but the case was too high profile for him to take the risk, the wuss, so the easiest out for the DA was to send it off to the GJ.

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yep, and at high enough levels to impair judgement.

i cant wait to see what spinoza is going to claim now.
I was also thinking the same thing .. pffft!
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