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Biographical Summary – Ed Wood – DUID Victim Voices

DUID Victim Voices performs research, education and lobbying in the field of drug-impaired driving (DUID).  DUID Victim Voices provides a unique fact-based victim perspective to the DUID discussion.  Drug use is considered by many to be a victimless "crime", yet those killed or injured by drug-impaired drivers demonstrate the simplicity of this argument.

Many voices are heard when a state considers stronger DUID laws. The voices of the marijuana lobby, law enforcement professionals, forensic toxicologists, and drug users typically dominate. DUID Victim Voices represents the interests of the victims of drugged driving, providing fact-based education and a victim perspective to decision makers and to the general public.

  1. He has been an invited speaker on DUID topics for law enforcement, international research, and state agencies.  In 2013 he was named an Advocate for Action by the President’s Office of National Drug Control Policy. (http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2012/12/03/join-chorus-voices-speaking-out-against-drugged-driving)  Mr. Wood has published four first-authored manuscripts about drugged driving in peer-reviewed journals.

His intense quest began after the death of his 33-year old son Brian, two months before the birth of Brian’s daughter.  Brian and two others lost their lives at the hands of two drug impaired drivers on marijuana, methamphetamine and heroin.  He learned during that experience that alcohol-based DUI laws do not deal effectively with drug impairment.

He is a retired medical device executive who founded COBE BCT, Inc., now Terumo BCT, based in Colorado.  Ed and his wife Janice live in Morrison, Colorado

Publications

  • Ed Wood, Ashley Brooks-Russell & Phillip Drum (2016) Delays in DUI blood testing: Impact on cannabis DUI assessments. Traffic Injury Prevention, 17:2, 105-108, DOI:10.1080/15389588.2015.1052421
  • Ed Wood, Stacy Salomonsen-Sautel (2016) DUID Prevalence in Colorado’s DUI Citations. Journal of Safety Research 57 (2016) 33–38 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jsr.2016.03.005
  • Ed Wood (2016) Skydiving without a Parachute. J Addict Med Ther 4(1): 1020.
  • Ed Wood (2016) Why a 5 ng/ml THC limit is bad public policy - and the case for

Tandem per se DUID legislation. The Journal of Global Drug Policy and Practice Oct 3, 2016

Presentations

  • Lifesavers National Conference on Highway Safety Priorities, April 14-16, 2013, Denver, CO.  MADD Victim Impact Panel
  • National Academy of Sciences, Transportation Research Board, Committee on Alcohol, Other Drugs and Transportation Summer Workshop, August 21-22, 2014
  • Colorado Task Force on Drunk and Impaired Driving. DUID Prevalence in DUI Citations. November 2014
  • Colorado District Attorneys Council DUI Task Force.  DUID Prevalence in DUI Citations. November 2014
  • Colorado Transportation Legislation Review Committee.  Proposal to measure DUID in Colorado.  July 8, 2015
  • Justice Speakers Institute podcast, Drugged Driving – It’s not all about marijuana, Nov 26, 2015
  • Lifesavers National Conference on Highway Safety Priorities, April 3-5, 2016, Long Beach, CA – Poster presentation DUID Prevalence in Colorado’s DUI Citations
  • Lifesavers National Conference on Highway Safety Priorities, April 3-5, 2016, Long Beach, CA – Poster presentation Delays in DUI blood testing: impact on cannabis DUI assessments
  • Colorado Interim Committee on Cost Benefit Analysis of Marijuana Legalization.  Legislation to measure DUID in Colorado. August 17, 2016

Court Testimony

  • State vs. Weichert, Washington, 2011
  • State vs. Ryan, Colorado, 2012
  • State vs. Johnson, Colorado, 2015

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