Hallucinogens and DUI
While many people do not consider it, DUI laws apply to drugs other than alcohol. However, there are many illegal drugs that can be disastrous for drivers. Including illegal mushrooms, LSD, mescaline and angel dust, hallucinogenic drugs have been used for centuries by people around the world.
While these drugs can potentially cause harm without the introduction of a motor vehicle, getting behind the wheel can be particularly hazardous to everyone else on the road as well as the driver. Contact the Racine car accident attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 800-242-2874 to learn more about holding impaired drivers responsible for the harm they cause.
Using hallucinogens can create several effects, each of which alters a person’s ability to focus on the task at hand. When driving, these effects can be very dangerous. The effects of hallucinogens include:
- Visible and audible hallucinations
- Changes in mood, including depression, rage, and paranoia
- Feelings of separation and being disconnected
- Feelings of being watched
- Possible flashbacks
As decisions made during driving require the full attention and focus of the driver, major impairments endanger not only the driver and his or her passengers, but can also threaten anyone else sharing that stretch of road with them. Perhaps most troubling, some claim that flashbacks can occur without any use of the drug within recent history, meaning that any abuse can possibly cause effects to occur at a later date without warning.
If you have been injured by a driver who has been abusing illegal substances, the law can not only punish that person, but also give you an opportunity to regain lost funds. Contact the Racine car accident attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 800-242-2874.