Can you get a DUI if you’re on legal medication?

On behalf of Steven Wetter of Steven Wetter Attorney at Law, P.A. posted in Driver’s License Suspension or Revocation on Thursday, May 18, 2017.
Many drivers in Florida may also need to take prescription medication for one reason or another. What many of you may not know, however, is that you can actually face DUI-related charges and penalties for even over-the-counter (OTC) drugs if your abilities are impaired. Steven Wetter, P.A., will leave you with new information to consider when consuming prescription or OTC medications before driving.

The first fallacy to destroy is that you can’t be charged with a DUI if you aren’t on illegal drugs or if you haven’t been drinking. You may not be aware, but the side-effects of certain medications can affect a person’s ability to drive so strongly that they become a danger on the road. In situations like this, where you’re swerving, speeding, or making poor traffic decisions, you may be arrested under suspicion of DUI. If a breathalyzer test comes back clean, you may be tested for drugs instead.

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