Alcohol intoxication can negatively impact one’s ability to drive, making the roads dangerous for everyone. Although the effects of alcohol vary from person to person based on factors such as their size, whether they ate prior to drinking, and how quickly they drank, one test says it all when it comes to being found guilty of OWI. The BAC (blood alcohol content) measurement is used to assess whether someone is legally intoxicated and drivers with a BAC of 0.08 or higher will likely be facing charges of Wisconsin OWI.
When drugs are introduced to the mix, there is not a test similar to the BAC to get a definitive read. While officers can test for drugs in a driver’s bloodstream or hair sample, it simply proves the presence of drugs in the system, not when they were taken or their intoxication level, which does little to keep impaired drivers off the road or protect unimpaired drivers from being wrongly charged.
Well, there’s an app for that…
To tackle the problem of drugged driving, the DRUID app is leading the charge. DRUID, or Driving Under the Influence of Drugs, was developed by a University of Massachusetts Psychology Professor to tackle the epidemic of impaired driving gripping the nation. DRUID is a mobile app that measures a driver’s level of impairment based on his or her ability to perform tasks necessary to safely operate a motor vehicle. It works by allowing a person to establish a baseline while sober, measuring five skills that indicate impairment such as reaction time, attention, hand eye coordination, decision making and balance. After an individual does ingest an intoxicant, the app will compare baseline data to real time performance issuing a warning if they are not fit to drive.
Contact an Experienced Waukesha Drugged Driving Attorney
The Law Offices of Andrew C. Ladd has decades of Wisconsin OWI drugged driving defense experience. Protect your future – contact our Waukesha OWI drugged driving lawyers as soon as possible at 262-542-3900.