Question: I got arrested for DUI in Johns Creek about a week ago. I told the police officer that I don't drink. I have not had a drink in 3 months. I told him I take anti-depressants. He said I could be arrested for DUI.
I take drugs to help my depression. He said even if I take prescription drugs I can be arrested for DUI in Johns Creek. But is that right?
I started taking drugs when I got divorced because my husband left me for a lady he met at the Tilted Kilt restaurant. He moved in with her and didn't care about me and our 4 kids. He said I was drinking too much and that my mother was interfering in our relationship. I was only drinking beer and wine and I only passed out twice. The medication works but I don't think it causes me to be drunk. Can I really get a DUI in Johns Creek because of prescription drugs? It is not fair.
Answer: Under Georgia law you can be charged with DUI if you ingest any substance that makes you a less safe driver. Many people are charged with DUI in Johns Creek and throughout the state who do not drink alcohol. But they are accused of taking a drug, either an illegal drug like marijuana, cocaine or meth, or a prescription drug that a doctor has told them will be helpful. With increasing frequency people are being arrested for DUI solely for driving under the influence of prescription drugs.