Bill Would Expand Definition Of DUI in Oregon

February 6, 2013

Oregon lawmakers are considering a bill that would expand the definition of drunken driving to include prescription drugs and synthetic substances that mimic drugs.

Currently “intoxicants” cover only alcohol, controlled substances and inhalants.

The Statesman Journal reported the House Judiciary Committee held a hearing Monday on the bill that would include any drug that affects a driver’s mental or physical faculties.

Drivers could claim they had an adverse reaction to medicine, but they’d have to disclose medical records to the prosecutor.

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