Driving Under the Influence of Prescription Drugs

I have had many clients who have been charged with DUI and have blown a 0.00 on the breath test machine. What normally happens is that they are taken to the hospital for blood to be drawn and the blood is subsequently analyzed and reviewed for illegal drugs. Driving under the influence of illegal drugs is just as illegal as driving under the influence of alcohol. The following story comes from the New York Times and is an interesting read.

Drivers on Prescription Drugs Are Hard to Convict

By ABBY GOODNOUGH and KATIE ZEZIMA, Published: July  2010
“The issue is vexing police because there is no agreement on what level of drugs in the blood impairs driving…” READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE.