A Solothurn was removed her driving license as a precaution although the Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH) allowed her to take cannabis on prescription from her doctor. The Federal Court upheld the cantonal decision.
The woman was arrested in September 2018 during a roadside check. The police in Solothurn detected a smell of cannabis in the cabin and found that the driver showed signs of drug abuse.
The rapid detection test proving positive, the woman's driver's license was withdrawn on the spot. Among his belongings, officers also discovered a seal.
Blood and urine tests conducted at the hospital indicated a tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) level of at least 7.7 grams per liter (g / l), well above the limit value of 1.5 g / l. As a result, the Canton of Solothurn Automobile Service withdrew the permit as a precaution and ordered a traffic medicine appraisal.
The driver unsuccessfully opposed this measure. His appeal was rejected by the Federal Court in a judgment released Tuesday. She argued that her behavior on the road was irreproachable and that she needed her vehicle.
In addition, the seal found by the police belonged to his son. And she had official permission to take cannabis oil to calm her chronic pain. His doctor had confirmed that the prescribed dose of oil drops did not impair his ability to drive. In those circumstances, the withdrawal of licenses was, in her opinion, disproportionate and unjustified.
Like the previous ones, the Federal Court did not follow this point of view. Given the level of THC measured in the blood of the Appellant, it is not excluded that his ability to drive is effectively reduced.
The Appellant argued that the signs of fatigue and red eyes observed by the police during the inspection were a consequence of her illness. However, the judges of Mon Repos, these symptoms had disappeared an hour and a half later during examinations at the hospital. (judgment 1C_41 / 2019 of 4 April 2019)
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