July 11, 2018
Press Release
July 11, 2018
Contact: T.W. Arrighi
(202) 225-5611

Rep. Mimi Walters Examines Drug-Impaired Driving At Hearing Featuring Orange County Crime Lab Assistant Director

Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Mimi Walters (R-California) released the following statement regarding the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection hearing on drug-impaired driving.  The hearing featured a panel of expert witnesses including Jennifer Harmon, Assistant Director of Forensic Chemistry at the Orange County Crime Lab.

Learn more about the hearing here.

Said Rep. Walters, “Just as society developed a comprehensive effort to reduce alcohol-impaired driving, we must do the same to combat the growing prevalence of drug-impaired driving.  An estimated 43 percent of fatal crashes involve drug-impaired drivers, putting Orange County residents in harm’s way.  I appreciate Jennifer Harmon with the Orange County Crime Lab appearing before the Committee today and sharing the good work the County is doing to put an end to drugged driving offenses.  I am committed to doing everything possible to keep Orange County safe and drugged drivers off our streets.”

Watch Rep. Walters’ questions by clicking the above image.

Walters represents California’s 45th District and serves on the House Energy and Commerce Committee and the House Ethics Committee.