Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Driving Under The Influence Of Drugs Increasing Nationwide

D.U.I., Criminal Defense, Florida Attorney, Tampa DUIA recent report by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration shows that the number of drunken driving arrests has been declining. Surveys show that in 2007, the number of drivers having a blood alcohol level of 0.08% or higher have declined to 2.2%. In 1973, the percentage of intoxicated drivers was 7.5%. Unfortunately, the number of drivers testing positive for drugs has increased. With 16% of drivers testing positive for drugs, law enforcement agencies are utilizing urine testing if drugs are suspected. In Hillsborough County, if a breath alcohol reading shows a result of .05% or lower, a urine test will be requested to test for the presence of drugs.