Driving Under the Influence of Drugs
Drinking and driving isn’t the only such offense behind the wheel. It is possible to be charged for a DWI without consuming any alcohol. Certain narcotics – both prescription and illegal substances – can also alter your ability to drive and may result in your being charged or arrested for a DUI involving narcotics.
If you use any of the following examples of controlled substances and drive you may wind up with a non-alcohol related DUI for driving under the influence of drugs. Other drugs that alter your ability to function or operate a motor vehicle properly may also be included.
Illegal Drugs Include:
Prescription Drugs Include
Indicators of Impaired Driving Involving Drugs
Exhibiting any of the following behaviours may be cause for a police officer to suspect that you may be impaired due to narcotic use, either from recreational or prescription drugs:
- Altered pupils
- Decreased motor function
- Changes in breathing
- Slurred speech
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There are many ways to fight impaired driving charges but you can’t do it alone. An experienced impaired driving lawyer to help you scrutinize the specifics of your case and develop a strategy to beat your DWI charge.
Ryan Claxton DUI lawyers are well versed and up to date in Alberta’s impaired driving laws and have defended many cases involving drugs. Call us today to start taking back your life, at 1-587-315-0447.