Drugged Driving Harder to Deal With Than Drunk Driving
According to WILX-TV 10, drugged driving is on the rise based on a recent report. More drivers in fatal accidents had both prescription and illicit drugs in their system, compared to alcohol.
Sergeant Rene Gonzalez with the Michigan State Police says "you'll find a lot of people who are on prescription medication, since it's prescribed they think it's ok to use and drive."
"But what they don't understand is that it's impairing their driving. That makes it dangerous for themselves and anybody else."
He says drugged driving is harder to deal with than drunk driving, because when a police officer pulls somebody over who's on the influence of drugs, it can be hard to detect. With alcohol, you can smell it on their breath.
Gonzalez also says "we need to get it out there and let everybody know that it's illegal to drive under the influence of drugs, even if it's prescription medication.