A DUI charge is not limited to the consumption of Alcohol.
Most people do not understand that the crime of Driving Under the Influence applies not only to alcohol, but also to other substances. These substances include:
1. Any amount of a designated controlled substance. No proof of impairment is required, mere presence in your blood stream is enough to convict you.
2. Certain solvents or noxious substances if such use of the substance violated another law, i.e. sniffing glue. Again, mere presence in your system is enough to convict.
3. ANY drug (even over-the-counter) in your system if the Commonwealth is able to prove that the drug impaired your ability to drive safely.
4. A combination of alcohol and drugs if the Commonwealth is able to prove that the combination impaired your ability to drive safely.
As you can see, DUI is not limited merely to the consumption of alcohol. Too much of any substance that might impair your ability to operate a motor vehicle can cause you to be charged with Driving Under the Influence.
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