How can I be charged with DUI when I only took prescription medications or took lawful over-the-counter medications?
Getting Charged While Taking Legal Medications
The DUI law in Pennsylvania prohibits an individual from being under the influence of a drug or combination of drugs to a degree which impairs the individual’s ability to safely drive or operate a vehicle. Many common prescription and over-the-counter drugs can cause impairment and affect a person’s ability to drive. If an officer believes that driver impairment is caused by drug use, the officer will often question the person about the types and amounts of medications and may thereafter request that the person submits to a blood test. If the officer believes that the impairment is a result of the use of drugs, even drugs that were lawfully taken, the officer may file DUI charges.