Driving a motor vehicle while impaired is usually the symptom of a larger problem; addiction. State and federal government agencies have made some headway in reducing that number through the use of Ignition Interlock devices but the issue remains since the use of prescription drugs and marijuana on the road has increased dramatically over the past two years.
Drunk and/or drugged driving has caused nearly $37 billion in damages and claimed nearly 10,000 lives in 2012. This amounts to one alcohol/drug related accident every 51 minutes during the year. Being arrested for DUI can result in huge fines, jail time, probation and revoked driver’s licenses.