Could Caffeine Mimic DUI?

When you talk about DUI, you’re generally talking about driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.  What about driving under the influence of caffeine? Caffeine isn’t tested when doing roadside tests, but can one ingest so much of it that the driver is impaired?

A Fairfield DUI defendant was arrested under suspicion of misdemeanor DUI and reckless driving.  The vehicle was driving erratically, weaving through traffic, causing several stressful moments for drivers around.  An agent of the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control was concerned as the driver nearly collided with her.

The agent saw that the driver had supplements in the vehicle and suspected that there was impairment.  She issued field sobriety tests, and decided that the driver was too impaired. When the defendant’s blood was tested, it tested negative for everything except for caffeine.

“There’s no evidence of anything else in his system,” says the agent.

The driver is disputing the charges of driving under the influence.  The driver is also saying that the trial has not been speedy enough.  He mentions that his coworkers would have been able to testify that he was not acting as if he were under the influence of caffeine.  

An experienced California DUI defense attorney can suss out the details in any DUI allegation.  They will represent you to the best of their capability and make sure that you receive the judgment that you deserve.  Give us a call today.

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