When people hear the words “driving while under the influence” the first thought is usually alcohol. Although alcohol related OVI arrests far out number driving while drugged arrests, drugged driving in Ohio are becoming increasingly more prevelant.
Ohio police officers are now being trained specifically to attempt to detect whether someone is driving while under the influence of a controlled substance, even if the drugs are legal and/or prescribed.
Detection of specific drugs (amphetamines, heroin, marijuana, LSD and cocaine) above a certain threshold detected by a blood or urine test will result in an OVI arrest.
If the alleged impairment is due to prescribed medication, you can still be charged with an OVI offense.
It is critically important to hire the best experienced lawyer to fight for you.
Contact Damian A. Billak at Billak Law Office for an immediate consultation.