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Prescription drug use can still result in DUI

(Last Updated On: October 23, 2018)

The head of elections, Sam Westmoreland, in Fulton County Georgia was sentenced to a 10 day jail sentence after being convicted of driving under the influence of benzodiazepine. But things got worse for the public official after he and his staff wrongly assigned nearly 700 voters to the incorrect state House and state Senate ballots. Then they also missed the deadline to certify the results of the election by more than an hour. According to Bill Edwards, another Fulton County official, Westmoreland “needs to be gone.” Westmoreland also failed to complete court ordered community service and alcohol counseling.

Arizona’s DUI laws are similar in that the use of prescription drugs could result in a conviction of ARS 28-1384 (a)(1), driving under the influence even though a doctors prescription is an affirmative defense to 28-1381 (a)(3), driving under the influence of illegal drugs.

Posted in Arizona DUI Law.

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