Pills spilling out of bottle

How Drug Use is Affecting DUI Arrests in Dothan

A recent study cited by AL.COM reports that Xanax is now the second leading cause of DUI arrests in Alabama. According to statistics from the Alabama Department of Forensic Science, a full 29% of DUI cases in Alabama now involve the use of Xanax (or the generic equivalent, Alprazolam). That’s compared to 23% for DUI cases involving marijuana use.

Testing for Xanax (Alprazolam) usage during a traffic stop or following a crash is more difficult than testing for alcohol use alone and requires law enforcement to depend heavily on field sobriety tests and other indicators.

If you were recently arrested for DUI or drug possession in Birmingham, Alabama and would like to discuss the particular facts of your case, please contact the Reid Law Firm today at (334) 319-8225 for a quick answer to any legal question. Chris Reid can be reached by this contact form. All communication to the Reid Law Firm is protected by attorney-client privilege, so any information submitted will be held in confidence. Initial consultations are always free.