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Tiger Woods Blames Prescription Drugs For DUI Arrest.

Tiger Woods issued a statement blaming his use of prescription drugs for his DUI arrest. Anyone who follows golf is well aware of Woods struggle with back problems. In a press release issued after his DUI arrest describes his battles with pain after several back surgeries. Woods claims he was taking prescription medication and no alcohol was involved.

Does driving under a lawful prescription avoid a DUI charge in Tennessee ? Tennessee Code Annotated 55-10-401 provides in part that under the influence of any intoxicant,marijuana,controlled substance,, or any substance affecting the central nervous system. under the clear wording of the DUI law one can be arrested,charged , and convicted of DUI while driving on your lawful medications. As the American population ages , driving under the influence of a prescription medication will be on the rise. In the future driving under the influence of a prescription will be treated just as harshlu as a DUI. I bet few doctors has ever advised you should not drive a car while taking this medication.

In defending driving under the influence of prescription cases, one must look athe warnings, dosage, and the active amount of the drug in your bloodstream.

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