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Driving while sick and DUI charges

On Behalf of | Dec 5, 2019 | Firm News |

For many people, winter brings a number of challenges, including the difficulties associated with getting sick. Some people may suffer from minor colds over the course of the season, while others may come down with a serious illness that requires medical attention. As difficult as it can be to get sick, other problems can arise. For example, some people may find themselves facing DUI charges when they are sick. There are multiple factors that can cause false DUI charges to surface when one is ill, and we will look into a few in this post.

There are a number of reasons why a driver who is sick may appear to be under the influence. For example, they may pull over abruptly to vomit, prompting a law enforcement official to think that they have been drinking excessively. Or, they may behave erratically on the road because of their illness, whether they have a hard time concentrating because of their symptoms or they are distracted due to sneezing or blowing their nose. Moreover, a driver who is sick may have taken cold and flu medicine, which could even cause them to fail a breathalyzer test.

If you were recently accused of driving drunk even though you were completely sober, whether you were sick or you are facing drunk driving charges for some other reason, it is imperative to know what your legal options are immediately. The approach you take to your case could have a major impact on your entire future in many different ways, and our law office has written additional material on DUI cases throughout our site.