It looks like the Reverend Gabriel Stokes will have to atone for more than killing zombies. Seth Gilliam, one of the actors on AMC’s “The Walking Dead”, has been arrested after police stopped him for driving 107 mph in a 55-mph zone. Police reports claimed that the actor’s eyes were extremely bloodshot and he registered a blood-alcohol content of 0.107, well over the legal limit of .08. The reverend claims he’d had three beers and a shot of liquor.
In addition to the speeding and DUI charges, police found a joint in the car, adding drug possession to the list of Gilliam’s charges.
Can I Keep Marijuana in My Car in Colorado?
While public consumption of marijuana is illegal in Colorado, as is driving under the influence of the drug, you are allowed to keep marijuana in your car. You have to be smart about it, though.
First things first: if you are under 21, you should not have marijuana in your car (in fact, you shouldn’t have it at all). You must also keep the marijuana in a sealed container, similar to how you cannot have open alcohol containers in your car. That means that you should not keep rolled blunts in your drink holders. “Sealed container” is not technically defined in the law, so when it comes to containers like plastic bags and pill bottles, it is best to err on the side of caution. The trunk is the best place to keep your bud; if you do not have a trunk, then keeping it behind the last row of seats works just as well.
Your glove box is a gray area; some police might consider it “readily accessible,” so do yourself a favor and keep it in the back. For more information about about marijuana laws, see our marijuana FAQ.
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