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Reminder - DUI does not always equal a high BAC.

Jeffrey Meldon
Founder of the Meldon Law Firm

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9/23/2009
Jeffrey Meldon
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The recent case of a Micanopy woman being charged with DUI manslaughter brings to light something that people often forget - Being charged with DUI does not always mean that a person has consumed alcohol.

DUI stands for "Driving Under the Influence", the charge of DUI does not necessarily imply alcohol consumption.   A person can be "under the influence" of legal or illegal drugs, or anything that causes a person's normal facilities to be impaired, including alcohol.

Remember, driving while taking certain prescription or over the counter medications can:

  • Cause impairment of your ability to operate a motor vehicle,
  • Result in a DUI arrest and charge,  
  • Result in the same long term consequences as if your BAC (blood alcohol content) was over the legal limit.


Category: DUI and Criminal Defense


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