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Drugged Driving | Prescription Medications and Driving

Prescription medication has become a major factor behind the rise in OWI/DUI arrests. “Drugged Driving” is being impaired by medication while driving. Any medication that can cause you to become sleepy or slows your reaction time can increase the risk of causing an accident. Medications can hurt your ability to judge distances and speed. Warning […]

By |September 18th, 2017|DUI Drugs|Comments Off on Drugged Driving | Prescription Medications and Driving

Opioid Recovery Groups on College Campuses

College culture is surrounded by partying and binge drinking. Today there is a new piece to that picture, opioids. FOMO, or Fear of Missing Out, is a motivation behind peer pressure and trying things that you normally are not comfortable with. Opioid use on college campuses has sharply increased since 2002. In 2015, 3,500 Americans […]

By |September 13th, 2017|DUI Drugs|Comments Off on Opioid Recovery Groups on College Campuses

Are Drug Recognition Officer’s Able to Detect Impaired Driving?

As Attorney Dineen and I represent Wisconsin citizens accused of driving while impaired across Wisconsin, we frequently interact with officers claiming to be Drug Recognition Evaluators – or DRE officers. These officers claim that based upon their training they are able to recognize impairment in drivers under the influence of drugs other than, or in […]

By |July 14th, 2017|Daniel R. Skarie, DUI Defense, DUI Drugs|Comments Off on Are Drug Recognition Officer’s Able to Detect Impaired Driving?

Drugged Driving Deadlier than Drunk Driving

Drugged Driving Traffic Deaths Surpass Drunk Driving Deaths
For the first time in history, deaths on roadways due to operating under the influence of drugs has surpassed those related to drivers under the influence of alcohol.  Data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in 2015 reports that 43% of fatally injured drivers tested positive […]

By |May 5th, 2017|DUI Defense, DUI Drugs, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Drugged Driving Deadlier than Drunk Driving

Massive Lab Scandal affecting Driving Under the Influence of Drugs Cases

23,000 people convicted of low-level drug offenses in Massachusetts are expects to have their cases dismissed next month. That’s a lot of cases. Why? Because of a rogue chemist. The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court has ordered district attorneys from several counties to decide which, among roughly 24,000 cases, they can realistically attempt to re-prosecute. Some […]

By |March 30th, 2017|Daniel R. Skarie, DUI Defense, DUI Drugs|Comments Off on Massive Lab Scandal affecting Driving Under the Influence of Drugs Cases