Driving Under the Influence of Drugs

While the acronym, “DUI,” typically brings to mind the dangerous choice people make to drink alcohol and then drive a vehicle. For police officers, however, a typical traffic stop can become a challenge when it comes to distinguishing the difference between a driver under the influence of alcohol, and that of one who has been using drugs before driving. Aiken Standard reports that some law enforcement agencies are able to have an expert in determining the substance that a suspect has consumed, and that these officers can be called into a traffic stop when other officers are unsure of the substance. Read more here: Driving under the influence: Not limited to alcohol

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