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DUI charges related to legal drugs

of the motorists in Illinois and around the country who are accused of driving under the influence are taken into custody because they consumed alcohol or took illegal narcotics before getting behind the wheel, but operating a motor vehicle while impaired by prescription drugs or over-the-counter medications can also lead to a DUI charge. The key factor in an intoxicated driving case is impairment, and there are dozens of legal substances that can affect an individual's ability to operate a motor vehicle safely.

Are breath test devices reliable?

In Illinois, and in most other states across the nation, it is illegal to drive with a blood alcohol content level of 0.08 or higher. In some cases, people who have a BAC level of 0.05 can be arrested as well. If you are pulled over on suspicion of drinking and driving, an officer may ask you to submit to a roadside breath test. These devices are used to determine your BAC level without actually taking a blood sample. The problem lies in the fact that these devices do not always yield accurate results, which could lead to a wrongful DUI arrest. 

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