Can medication be used as a defense against a DUI? 1 Answers as of May 19, 2011

I was arrested for DUI and blew a .22. I was not involved in an accident, nor have I had any sort of traffic violation in the last five years. The day after my arrest I did some research and found that a medication I am on enhances the effects of alcohol and can cause alcohol to be absorbed slower (and therefore eliminated slower). I informed the arresting officers that I am on this medication but I was not aware of these side effects until I did the research. Could this be a possible defense in my case?

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Yes, Medication can be used as a defense to DUI, but generally requires an expert. I would be happy to discuss this with you.
Answer Applies to: Nebraska
Replied: 5/19/2011
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