Driving Under the Influence of Prescription Drugs: If you have been charged with driving under the influence of prescription drugs in Virginia, contact Bob Keefer’s office right away. You want to schedule your FREE CASE REVIEW. Bob has spent the time to understand the difference between the effects of alcohol and prescription medications. Many people do not understand that they will be arrested based on allegations of driving under the influence of properly prescribed, properly administered medication. Just because a Doctor prescribed it and just because you take it as directed does not mean the Officer will not arrest you for DUID. You can see some of Bob’s Client Reviews here. You can read Bob’s eBook on Choosing a Virginia DUI Lawyer here. You can also read Bob’s eBook on the DUI Guilt Myth here.
Driving Under the Influence of Prescription Drugs: Tiger Woods, one of the best golfers who ever lived, was arrested around 3:00 a.m. in Jupiter, Florida on suspicion of driving under the influence of prescription medications. Woods was recovering from his fourth back surgery and has trouble twisting his back in any direction. According to early police remarks, Woods was stopped for somewhat erratic driving. Woods probably attempted to explain his medical condition to the Officers not understanding that any admission of prescription drug use insured his arrest. The police probably attempted to administer the roadside agility tests referred to as the standardized field sobriety tests. Woods‘ back surgery was to alleviate nerve damage in his spine. Woods would not be a candidate for the walk and turn or the one leg stand. The police would also have attempted to administer the horizontal gaze nystagmus test to Woods even though it has only been vetted for determine alcohol blood alcohol content. Most officers would have no idea what Woods’ medications would show on the HGN test, if anything.
Driving Under the Influence of Prescription Drugs: In 21st Century America, if you smell of alcoholic beverages or if you admit to taking prescription drugs following a traffic stop you are going to be arrested for DUI or DUID.