WHY DIDI received a DUI due to Effexor. No drinking. I had a wreck and broke my sterniam. This was in a Pharmacy parking lot. No other vehicals were involved. I was looking at a man walking into the store, to see if it was still open and hit a light post. I had taken my morning meds. which are Effexor XR 150, Xanax 2 mg, a benadryl. and approx. 10 hours later was the accident. Now my life is ruined. Lawyer bills. The DA will not drop this. I had been on these meds. for approx. 3 years. With no effects because of the long time I have been on this meds. My Doctor wrote a letter to the DA here in Jasper, GA (Pickens County) saying I COULD DRIVE! because I had been on these so long. So why can I not get any help with this? Do all people taking Meds. (and know the effects) are at risk of a DUI! Non of my meds say do not drive. They say see how the effect you before driving. I think 3 years is enough to know. And to have built up a tolerance to my meds. How many people get DUIs WITHOUT DRINKING?
It really was not the Effexor alone it was also the Xanax and Benedryl. Now did either bottle have labeling on it that be careful when you drive? If not you can sue the pharmacy for all the legal bills that this has cost you.
DUI means driving under the influence. Yes, even if you have novacane for a filling, that is under the influence.Even if you took one of these pills, you could be under the influence.
Suggestion is plea no contest and crack a deal, for reckless driving and do community service. Your record would look much better.
BTW: You can be cited even if you had been riding a bicycle.
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