KTLA reported on a recent story that ended with a mother being charged with child endangerment and driving under the influence of drugs. The woman was allegedly on migraine medication and driving her daughter to school. The woman was driving at high speeds as well as weaving and going off of the road. The 11 year old girl in the car called her older sister when their mother would not pull over. The older sister then called the police and the California Highway Patrol was able to pull the woman over in Ventura. The woman was then arrested and charged.
Driving under the influence of drugs is treated very similarly to driving under the influence of alcohol. The California Vehicle Code Section 23152 (a) states the following in regards to driving under the influence: It is unlawful for any person who is under the influence of any alcoholic beverage or drug, or under the combined influence of any alcoholic beverage and drug, to drive a vehicle. When speaking of drugs, the law doesn’t distinguish between illegal drugs or legal prescription drugs.
It is important to retain an experienced DUI attorney in Southern California who understands the complex laws surrounding these types of charges. At Wallin and Klarich, our knowledgeable DUI attorneys can offer you an aggressive defense and will work to ensure that your rights are protected. Call us today at (877) 466-5245. We will be there when you call.