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DUI Ambien


I’ve said it several times. You don’t need to be drinking alcohol to get caught for a California DUI. In fact, you don’t even need to be driving while under the influence of an illegal drug such as marijuana. A person can get arrested for driving under the influence after they’ve taken over-the-counter or prescription medications. Continue reading

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Former Police Captain Blames DUI on Ambien


Tony Pearsall, former Vallejo Police Captain and city councilman was arrested on July 22 on suspicion of misdemeanor driving under the influence and hit and run charges. Witnesses flagged down a police car when they saw a vehicle clip a parked car in the parking lot of a grocery store. Continue reading

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Sleep Driving Under the Influence


Sleep driving, recognized as an involuntary act by the FDA, may serve as a legitimate defense for driving under the influence of legal, prescription sleep aids. Continue reading

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