Essential Drug DUI/DWI Information

A DUI charge from taking cold medicine? Yes, even over-the-counter medications can earn a motorist a DUI if it results in impaired driving. Many cough, cold and allergy medicines contain ingredients that can make you drowsy, unbalanced and affect your visual acuity. Mixing different medication may help your congestion, but could seriously impair your driving.

Driving under the influence is a serious charge that can get you:

  • A large fine
  • Jail time
  • A drastic increase in car insurance costs
  • A misdemeanor or felony on your record for 75 years

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Other DUI Drugs

Feeling the effects of over-the-counter medicine is just one of the ways that you can get a drug DUI. Driving under intoxication of huffed chemicals, prescription medication and controlled substances such as:

  • Marijuana
  • Cocaine
  • Vicodin

Can diminish your ability to operate a motor vehicle, get you pulled over and arrested for driving under the influence. In fact, you can get charged with a DUI without driving. The defining factor is if you are in actual physical control of the vehicle, which means that you are in the car and can drive it.

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Do not take a chance with your drug-caused DUI/DWI charge. Call David Mengers at the Law Office of David Mengers today at 352-433-4925 or toll free at 888-300-1595 to schedule a consultation. You can also reach us online with this contact form.