By Amy E. Feldman
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – A Connecticut woman found out the hard way that to be arrested for DUI, you don’t have to be drunk.READ MORE: WATCH LIVE: Viewing, Funeral Services To Be Held For Philadelphia Firefighter Lt. Sean Williamson
A Connecticut woman was charged recently with driving under the influence after crashing her car into an East Haven liquor store. In case you were wondering about the chicken and egg issue – wait, how’d she get drunk before she got to the liquor store – it will make more sense when you learn that she wasn’t drunk.READ MORE: Wildfire At Brendan T. Byrne State Forest Burns More Than 300 Acres
So how was she charged with driving under the influence? Because she was under the influence of cold medicine.
All states have laws that prevent impaired driving. But many people don’t realize that impairment can come from alcohol but also from illegal drugs, or legally prescribed prescription medication and even over the counter medicines.MORE NEWS: Teen Girl Injured After Struck By Car In North Philadelphia
So, like the Connecticut woman, you never have to make it into the liquor store to violate the law.