Is Driving Under The Influence Of Prescription Drugs Considered Grounds For A DUI Charge?

A: In certain cases, yes.  A driver can be charged with DUI for driving under the influence of prescription drugs.  Make sure you read all labels and consult with your doctor about the medication you are taking before driving while under the influence of that medication.  Certain sleeping drugs or migraine medicine, for example, may impair your reaction time, among other things, putting you and others on the roadway at risk of injury from an auto accident.  If you have been injured by a driver who was impaired by a prescription drug that should not be taken while driving, please feel free to contact our office for free answers to all of your questions.  David Benenfeld represents only the injured from auto accidents, never the criminal defendant.