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DUI from Hypoglycemia

According to the American Diabetes Association, hypoglycemia is a condition characterized by abnormally low blood glucose, otherwise known as blood sugar. Although common for people with diabetes, hypoglycemia can occur in anyone. For the person unlucky enough to suffer from hypoglycemia while driving, the symptoms are strikingly similar to intoxication. Continue reading

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The Hypoglycemic DUI

Those afflicted by hypoglycemia display double vision, blurry vision, nervousness, poor balance, disorientation, tiredness, and weakness, amongst others. Do these symptoms sound familiar? They should. They’re often the symptoms law enforcement cite to support a finding of probable cause for a DUI suspect. Continue reading

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Diabetic condition mistaken for DUI

The symptoms police often associate with being under the influence of alcohol are similar to a diabetic who may be experiencing hypoglycemia (low blood sugar).  When a police officer stops a driver and smells alcohol, he will have the driver … Continue reading

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