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Understanding drugged driving


For the car accident victims that come to see is here at The Law Offices of Anthony Urban, P.C., the guidelines in proving that those who caused their accidents may have been under the influence of alcohol may seem quite clear. The same may not be said about proving another’s impairment was due to drug use. If you suspect that the driver who struck you was on drugs at the time of the accident, then it may be important for you to understand Pennsylvania’s laws regarding drugged driving in order to support such a claim.

The same state law that determines if one is considered to be intoxicated while driving also sets the standards in regard to driving while drugged. It lists the following criteria as having to be met before such a charge can be made:

Schedule I, III, and III drugs are those derived from opiates or other hallucinogenic substances, or synthetics compounds meant to produce the same affects. Notice that no quantitative value is given on the amount of substance needing to be in one’s system in order for him or her to be charged with drugged driving. Often, the mere presence of drugs in the body may be enough to assign liability.

You can find more information on seeking compensation from impaired drivers here on our site.