Drugged OVI/DUI

Driving Under Prescription Drugs

Interviewer: We spoke about this before. When you’re arrested for OVI you’re facing not only potentially your blood alcohol level being .08 or above, but also that your ability to drive is impaired itself. Dale: Yes. This happens in the cases of the people driving under prescription drugs. Dale: The officer can testify that he seemed lethargic, he...

Levels of Marijuana Metabolites In Blood and DUI

Interviewer: So if a daily marijuana user, who has stopped using the drug for a week, is pulled over and administered a blood test, there will be metabolites in their system? Can they be charged with a DUI or OVI? Dale: Yes, because there’s actually per se levels for marijuana. I received a call on a case...

Prescription Drugs or Over The Counter Drugs and DUI

Dale: If you take Xanax, the same thing applies. When you return home from work, people are tiredlate in the day. It doesn’t matter what you’re taking. Sometimes an officer will note that the person they pulled over had glassy or bloodshot eyes and the person acted lethargic. Those symptoms will be noted as a sign...

Prescription or Illegal Drug Related DUI

Interviewer: Which do you encounter more frequently? Alcohol-related DUIs or drug-related DUIs,whether it’s prescription or illegal? Is one more complicated than the other to defend? Dale: Actually, it’s more complicated for the prosecutor to prosecute a case concerning drug-related DUI, especially concerning use of prescription drugs. Prescription drug cases are more complicated. This is due to the...

What Are The Most Common Drugs That Involve DUI Cases?

Interviewer: What are the most common drugs that you run into that generate DUI cases? Dale:: Marijuana, benzodiazepans, which are sleeping pills, such as Lunesta. Interviewer: Even sleeping pills can cause impairment? Dale:: With improper usage, yes. People take them before they get home because it takes some time for the pill to take effect. The person...

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