In less than 24 hours last week, Lodi police officers arrested four people driving under the influence of a controlled substance, which they say is not only extremely rare but indicative of a possible increase in prescription drug use.
According to Lt. Tod Patterson of the Lodi Police Department, between late Wednesday afternoon on Jan. 18 and late Friday evening on Jan. 20, four people were arrested were driving under the influence of drugs. And while the police have certainly arrested people for operating a vehicle while intoxicated, Patterson said he could not remember the last time there was such a slew of arrests relating to people driving while completely inhibited by drug usage.
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