A DUI drugs charge is very much like a DUI alcohol charge except that a person charged with this may find them facing drug charges as well. While illicit drugs are commonly seen during DUI drug charges, legal ones are just as common. Even though marijuana is legal in California, driving while high is still illegal. When it comes to being under the influence, virtually anything that could impair your ability to drive can land you with DUI drug charges. This means that even prescription drugs such as pain relievers, muscle relaxers, and sleep aids can end with a DUI drug charge.
CBS Local Los Angeles reports on a driver accused of DUI drugs after plowing into a crowd in Fullerton, injuring nine people
At about 2 a.m., police responded to a call alleging that several pedestrians had been struck by a vehicle on W. Santa Fe Avenue.
22-year-old Christopher Solis was driving a Toyota Tacoma, who is charged with driving while high, drove up onto the sidewalk before driving into a tree.
A total of ten people were transported to local hospitals with injuries. Three of those people, including the driver of the Tacoma were trapped underneath the vehicle. Police, along with good Samaritans in the crowd, lifted the vehicle to help free the trapped victims.
Solis is suspected of driving under the influence of drugs at the time and has been charged with DUI causing great bodily injury.