I was arrested for DUI on a day when I received an epidural injection in my back which seems to have caused a reaction casuing me to drive recklessly and saw hallucinations.
Is it illegal to drive a car while taking controlled drugs legally?
Added 30 Sep 2009:
WELL I FOUNDOUT THE ANWER. I WAS CONVICTED OF DUI. I have encumbered expenses of over $8,000.00 to date. I could not take my case to trial because I could not forward other attorney fees and expert witness fees. I did not believe they could do this. LIVE AND LEARN!!!!!
Yes, even if the drug is prescribed to the person, if that person is pulled over for any reason and a controlled drug is found to be in the system, that person can receive a reckless opp, DWI or DUI. I'm sorry this happened, and I believe that Doctors and Pharmacists should be more responsabe by getting the word out to there patients. Best of luck, Manda
Pretty much. You should never drive on anything that does/can impair your judgement. Especially with an epidural, or narcotics, you should have had someone take you and drive you home, or called a cab. Sometimes even when you yourself think you're fine, you should have someone else drive. And doubly if anyone has ever told you that you don't look "all there" or act differently when medicated. Be smart and safe and protect yourself. I understand what it's like to be in pain and need the meds, but let someone else drive.
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