It’s Drunk & Drugged Driving Prevention Month In Wisconsin
Its Drunk and Drugged Driving prevention month in Wisconsin. The Associated Press reports that December 2013 marks the 10th anniversary of a state law that prohibits drivers from having any detectable amount of a controlled substance in their system, such as marijuana, cocaine or heroin, while operating a motor vehicle. The law also makes the legal penalties for drugged driving the same as drunken driving.
The AP notes that Wisconsin State Patrol and other law enforcement agencies are constantly on the lookout for all forms of impaired driving, including drugged driving. Officers are also stressing that in addition to illegal drugs, the overuse and abuse of prescription or over-the-counter medications, especially when combined with alcohol, will often impair driving ability and judgment.
State law prohibits drivers from being “under the influence of any drug to a degree which renders him or her incapable of safely driving or under the combined influence of an intoxicant and any other drug to a degree which renders him or her incapable of driving safely.”