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 any amount of alcohol in his system. He also admitted to smoking marijuana and taking prescription drugs.
Arrested for Drugged Driving
A DUI is not limited to alcohol, or even illegal drugs. The drugs prescribed to a person by a doctor can result in a DUI arrest. Prescription drugs have warning labels about not operating heavy machinery or driving until knowing how the drug will affect you. These warnings do not mean that a person is impaired by the drug while driving, until a certified Drug Recognition Evaluator (DRE) can determine impairment. A drug panel from a blood sample must also be taken to determine the amount of the prescription drug in a person’s system. A person with drug amounts above the therapeutic range is considered “too” impaired to drive. A citation for DUI will be issued.
Although legal in a few states, marijuana is still illegal in many states. The states where marijuana is legal do have issues about how to accurately depict a level of intoxication. Driving under the influence of marijuana will result in a DUI.
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Wisconsin DUI Defense Attorney Nathan J. Dineen practices 100% DUI/OWI charges in Wisconsin. Whether drunk driving, drugged driving, or under-aged drivers with alcohol in you system, Attorney Nathan J. Dineen is the best defense for your DUI charge. He is Certified Forensic Drug and Alcohol Attorney, Certified Field Sobriety Test Instructor, and Certified Drug Recognition Evaluator (DRE). Contact Attorney Dineen at 877-384-6800 for a Free Case Evaluation of your DUI.