CHICAGO (CBS) — Now that recreational marijuana is legal in Illinois, Secretary of State Jesse White warns motorists not to drive if they’re using pot.
“If you choose to use marijuana or consume alcohol, take public transportation, a cab or a ride sharing service or designate a sober driver,” White said.READ MORE: 5-Year-Old Boy Found Walking Around Belmont CTA Station Reunited With MotherChicago Weather: Showers Wednesday Afternoon, Night
He added that if a person is pulled over for driving high, they will receive a DUI.
“Illinois has strict laws against driving impaired. If you choose to use recreational marijuana, do so safely and responsibly and avoid driving impaired,” White said.MORE NEWS: Thieves Steal Your Identity To Get Rental Cars, And You Get Stuck With The Bills