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Expert in Alcohol and Drug Impairment - DUI, Dram Shop, Sobriety Testing, SFST, DWI, Crash, Fatality, Human Performance

Expert ID: 735660 Georgia, USA

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Expert is a seasoned consultant, instructor, and expert witness regarding the effects of drugs (including alcohol) on human performance. He has accumulated exceptional technical and practical knowledge in these areas through a combination of field law enforcement experience, collegiate education, industry-leading professional development courses, drug influence evaluations, alcohol dosing labs, and courtroom litigation of principles. As a result, Expert carries an uncommon combination of excellent practical experience and technical fluency on the complex topic of drug impairment.

Expert has instructed all of the NHTSA sobriety testing curricula and developed custom presentations for a wide variety of legal professionals - ranging from law students and police officers to judges and staff attorneys from appellate and supreme courts. He has lectured widely at local, state, regional, and international conferences on matters of drug and alcohol impairment.

Expert has also completed ServSafe and TIPS safe alcohol service certifications and overseen the alcohol permit compliance and education programs for a municipality with over 80 alcoholic beverage establishments. He has also conducted dozens of alcohol dosing workshops, observing behaviors that arise people consume alcohol over time.

Expert holds positions on several oversight and advisory boards for organizations in the fields of traffic safety, drug/alcohol impairment, and drug abuse, and contributes to expert panels and publications on these topics.

As a consultant, Expert has served dozens of criminal and civil attorneys litigating matters of drug impairment, sobriety testing, behavior analysis, dram shop liability, and behavioral reconstruction.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Atlanta, Georgia

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Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 2011 Degree: Master's Degree Subject: Public Administration Institution: Columbus State University
Year: 2004 Degree: Bachelor of Science Subject: Psychology Institution: Georgia State University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2017 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: President Department: Responsibilities: Provides consulting and training in reference to the effects of drugs
(including alcohol) on human behavior and performance. Expert
testimony on related matters.
Years: 2009 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Multiple: See Below Department: Multiple: See Below Responsibilities: Department of Public Safety (GPSTC): Part-time / Contract Instructor
Adjunct instructor on Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) training, DRE Final Knowledge Examinations, and DRE Field Certifications.

Prosecuting Attorney’s Council: Contract Instructor
Instructed numerous courses on driving under influence of drugs/alcohol, designed custom curriculum, served as consultant on drug/alcohol impairment cases to dozens of prosecutors on a referral basis through state office.

Georgia Piedmont Technical College: Adjunct Instructor (end 2018)
Provided training on sobriety testing and DUI detection at law enforcement academy hosted by Georgia Piedmont Technical College

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP)
IACP Drug Recognition Expert Section
IACP Legal Officers Section
International Association for Chemical Testing (2012-2015)
Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police
Licenses / Certifications
ServSafe Alcohol Certified
TIPS - On Site Alcohol Service Certified
Drug Recognition Expert (DRE)
DRE Instructor
Intoxilyzer 9000 & 5000 Oper.
CMI Breath Testing Instructor &
Intoxilyzer 5000 Technician
Master Instructor Trainer
RADAR Operator
LIDAR Operator
Police Management Certificate
Police Supervision Certificate
Cooper LE Fitness Specialist
Professional Appointments
International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) Section.
Elected as vice chair to one of the International Association of Chiefs of Police “Sections”, since elevated to General Chair.

National Safety Council: Alcohol, Drugs & Impairment Division
Addresses substance abuse issues and makes recommendations to combat impaired driving problems through a variety of countermeasures.

IACP Technical Advisory Panel At-Large Appointee
One of 19 appointees responsible for providing advice and technical guidance to IACP and NHTSA on matters of impaired driving and updating and maintaining curriculum of sobriety testing programs.

IACP Highway Safety Committee
Appointed Member
One of 30 international appointees to study, consider, and evaluate matters of policy, standards, and practices related to traffic programs and highway safety functions.

Metro Atlanta Traffic Enforcement Network
Elected Coordinator of 62-agency network with the mission of improving traffic safety efforts in the Metro Atlanta area.
Awards / Recognition
IACP 40 Under 40 Award
MADD Golden Achievement
DRE Instructor of the Year
MADD DRE Gold Pin Recipient
PCPD “DUI Pace Setter”
Life Saving Commendation
Publications and Patents Summary
Expert Panels, Projects, Publications:
Primary author of IACP Resolution: “Support of National Safety Council Position on Cannabis & Driving”
IACP Highway Safety Desk Reference: Appointed to small group of subject matter experts to update, revise, and expand this publication of IACP
Police Chief Magazine: Author of published articles: “Current Trends in Drug Impaired Driving”
“IACP Resolution Addresses Cannabis and Driving”
“Leveraging & Enhancing Alcohol Countermeasures to Reduce Drugged Driving”: Subject Matter Expert Workshop facilitated by AAA Foundation.
Compiled, edited, and published a periodic newsletter for the Georgia DRE program
Smart Approaches to Marijuana: Policy Advisor on development of model DUI-D statute

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Tendered and accepted as an expert witness by courts in the following areas:
The effects of drugs on 
human performance
Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus
Instruction of NHTSA impaired driving curricula
Standardized Field Sobriety Testing
Driving under the influence of drugs investigations
Drug recognition
DUI detection
Training / Seminars
Extensive track record of instructing on the effects of drugs and alcohol on human performance. See curriculum vitae for list.

Extensive professional development training seminars. Highlights below, more complete list available on CV.

Southern College of Optometry, Memphis, TN:
Physiology of Eye Movements & Impairment 

The Center for Forensic Science Research & Education:
The Robert F. Borkenstein Course on the Effects of Drugs on Human Performance and Behavior (2012)
The Robert F. Borkenstein Course on Alcohol and Highway Safety: Testing, Research and Litigation (2012)

Institute of Police Technology & Management:
Medical Foundations of Visual System Testing

CMI, Inc., Owensboro, KY
Breath Alcohol Testing Instructor & Intoxilyzer 5000 Technician (2012)

National Restaurant Association:
ServSafe Alcohol Certification

National Hospitality Training LLC:
Training for Intervention Procedures (TIPS)

Fields of Expertise

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