i have a question regarding an interaction of zoloft with alcohol.
i am prescribed and take 100 mg of generic zoloft a day. i got pulled over by a cop last night for an expired tag, and after smelling alcohol on my breath (i'd had two beers and knew i was well under the BAC limit), i was made to go through the DUI tests. the end result was that i blew into the breath analyzer and i was only at .02 (the legal limit is .08).
the cop had asked about what medications i was on, and i told her zoloft. after the breathalizer showed i was way below the limit, she went off on how she could arrest me because i was impaired with the interaction of the alcohol and zoloft. i was well aware that drinking alcohol while taking zoloft could increase the side-effects normally associated with the drug. but, i have never felt any and certainly would not drive if i did. as i said, i'd only had two beers in a total of 3 hours.
my question is, how is the level of impairment caused by a drug/alcohol interaction measured? i realize that different states have different DUI laws, but i had no idea that i could be arrested for the interaction that supposedly was going on in my body that i didn't notice, nor was my BAC anywhere near the legal limit.
any thoughts on this would be greatly appreciated.