DUI is normally associated with people who drink too much alcohol at the bar, but other substances can also cause someone to be charged with the offence. Notably, marijuana and prescription drugs have caused people to have had a DUI charge thrown at them.
One such case happened recently in nearby New Castle where a man has been charged with his fifth DUI after fleeing from the police. According to the report, the man was driving erratically and honking. Police tried to pull him over but he kept going, taking the police on a twisty route before crashing into a tree.
Police found 29 grams of marijuana and that he was under the influence of the drug. He was taken to the hospital for injuries, and charged DUI, drug related charges, and many moving violations.
It’s important to know that if you take these substances it is not a good idea to get behind the wheel. Unlike alcohol, there are fewer protections for drivers that are caught with these substances in their system. It can be very hard to get a sentence reduced or thrown out in these circumstances.
However, it is still a good idea to have a skilled DUI defense attorney on your side like the people at Kellis Law. If you have been charged with a DUI, they are the people to call. Contact our offices by calling the number at the top of the page.