When DUI (driving under the influence) or DWI (driving while intoxicated) is mentioned, what do you think about? If you are like most of us, you probably think of a person who drinks and drives. A drunk driver is who probably comes to mind.
Did you know or realize that these terms DUI, DWI can also refer to driving under the influence of either prescription or illegal drugs? It is true. These terms can and do refer to anyone who is driving under the influence of (impaired by) prescription or illegal drugs, as well as alcohol.
Anyone who drives a motor vehicle after or while using psychoactive drugs is a continuing concern for authorities.
The thing that concerns authorities is the effect that a drug or drugs will have on you when you are driving. When you drive under the influence of any drug that affects your brain, your motor skills, judgment and reaction time may all be affected and impaired. Continue reading