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Wisconsin State Laboratory Falls Behind in Blood Testing

Defendant’s wait longer and longer for blood test results
The Wisconsin Laboratory of Hygiene is falling further and further behind with testing blood samples for the presence of alcohol. Amy Miles, the toxicologist in charge of the State Laboratory of Hygiene blames the delays on an overload of requests and staff vacancies.

Miles reports that in 2015 […]

By |March 2nd, 2018|DUI Drugs|Comments Off on Wisconsin State Laboratory Falls Behind in Blood Testing

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|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 Drugs|Comments Off on Drugged Driving Deadlier than Drunk Driving

Justin Bieber’s Drugged Driving and Drunk Driving

 

It’s all the hype – Justin Bieber has been pulled over for drunk and drugged driving.  A breath test reported his Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) at .04, which is below the legal limit for a person of legal drinking age.  However, Bieber is only 19, which means it is illegal for him to drive with […]

By |January 23rd, 2014|DUI Drugs|Comments Off on Justin Bieber’s Drugged Driving and Drunk Driving

Drugged Driving Wisconsin DUI: Prescription Medications v. Illegal Drugs

Driving while under the influence of Prescription Drugs in Wisconsin is illegal if not within a therapeutic range.  Prescription drugs have certain ranges to determine medical need for a person and if you are beyond this range you are impaired by the drug. Per Se Drugs, or controlled substances, are illegal for any person to […]

By |November 2nd, 2012|DUI Drugs|0 Comments