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Chris Roberts, Drug Recognition Expert and officer with the Crane Naval Support Police Department, addresses officers at the ARIDE program on July 19. The officers that signed up for the two-day course came from Huntington County and other surrounding counties.

This week, Huntington University hosted a two-day course that trained police officers how to identify non-alcohol-caused impaired driving.

The Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (ARIDE) course is a 16-hour training program taught by Drug Recognition Experts. According to HU, ARIDE was developed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration with assistance from the International Association of Chiefs of Police, Technical Advisory Panel and the Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police.