CT Prescription Drug DUI Lawyer
It is possible to be arrested for DUI from over-the-counter drugs if you have taken enough to impair your driving abilities. Connecticut DUI and DWI laws make it illegal to drive under the influence of alcohol and also make it illegal to drive under the influence of drugs. Even if they are drugs legally prescribed by a doctor, you can be arrested for impaired driving. If you are pulled over or arrested for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of prescription drugs, contact Dolan Law immediately to help advise you through the process.
Connecticut’s Prescription Drug DUI / DWI Arrest Statute – CGS 14-227a
Operation while under the influence of liquor or drug or while having an elevated blood alcohol content.
A. No person shall operate a motor vehicle while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or any drug or both. A person commits the offense of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or any drug or both if such person operates a motor vehicle (1) while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or any drug or both.
B. Defenses- There are many defense we can raise to this charge of DUI. Oftentimes, the state will attempt to use the alleged failure of field sobriety tests as evidence of guilt. These tests, however, we not designed to show that a person could not safely operate a motor vehicle, and relying on them for that is wrong. Many time a police officer may say that a person drove over a median or side line on the highway. Often, we find that the length that the person went over the line was less than 10% of the time they were driving, and many time the curves in the road make it impossible to drive within the lines in that area.