Medications have been developed for numerous ailments, disorders and conditions. While medications have revolutionized the health field, they can sometimes have detrimental effects. For the most part, everyone has the potential to react differently to different medications. Since it can be hard to tell how you will be affected, it can be incredibly dangerous to perform some activities, like driving, while under the influence of certain medications. In Los Angeles and elsewhere, drivers may be subject to license suspension if they are caught driving under the influence of medication, even if it was prescribed.
A woman in one state recently had her driver’s license revoked following a fatal accident that was allegedly caused by her use of a medication. In addition to the license revocation, she will also serve a jail sentence after pleading guilty to criminally negligent homicide. Her jail sentence is only 19 months, including time she has already served, but she will not be eligible to apply to have her license reinstated for 10 years.