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Marijuana DUIs Raise Concerns Over Traffic Safety

As More States Legalize Marijuana, Concern Rises Over Fatal Marijuana DUI Accidents More states have passed legislation legalizing medical marijuana, and both Colorado and Washington state have passed legal recreational marijuana laws. However, in states with some form of legalized marijuana, police have documented more marijuana DUIs, which has raised concerns over the traffic safety hazards caused by people driving while under the influence of drugs.Studies show that marijuana slows decision-making, decreases peripheral vision, and … [Read more...]

Baby Boomers Driving Under The Influence of Drugs?

Prescription Abuse:  Driving Under the Influence of Drugs A new study released from the Public Health Report shows that since 1993, the types of drivers who commit DUID – Driving Under the Influence of Drugs – has increased significantly.Drivers that commit DUID are more likely to be 50 and older, according to the study, and are most likely to test positive for either prescription drugs or marijuana."While we've seen a decrease over the years in motor vehicle fatalities involving people under the influence, the nature of those crashes … [Read more...]

Driving Under the Influence of Drugs in SC

In South Carolina, you can be charged with driving under the influence of prescribed or over-the counter drugs or medication in addition to driving while under the influence of illicit drugs. States are under pressure to tighten laws for convicting DUIDs and set clear legal definitions. For now, DUID lawyers may have more opportunities for reducing and expunging driving under the influence of drug charges. Note: A DUID that involved illicit drugs may have other criminal drug charges attached.The penalties for a conviction of driving under … [Read more...]

Driving Under the Influence of Drugs Crackdown

In South Carolina, you can be charged with driving under the influence of prescribed or over-the counter drugs or medication in addition to driving while under the influence of illicit drugs.Police officers in Florence, Darlington and Horry counties are cracking down on drugged driving and taking extra care to recognize drivers who are on medication.“The law says you are breaking the law if you are driving while impaired. That’s it,” Florence Police Sgt. Mark Mims told SCNOW.com. “It doesn’t say anything about whether what you’re taking … [Read more...]