Prohibited DrugsDrugs that are prohibited include cannabis or meth irrespective of the amount that is found in your system. In Illinois, besides alcohol, marijuana is the drug that is used most often before the intoxicated driver gets behind the wheel. Even though drivers can use prescribed drugs before they get behind the wheel, if they are intoxicated and cause an accident due to their impairment, they are held accountable and charged with a DUI. If he/she refuses to take a drug alcohol test, their refusal can be admitted into the evidence during their trial.
Penalties for Driving Under the Influence Of DrugsIf a driver is found guilty of driving under the influence of drugs, they can:
- Lose their license.
- Face a jail term.
- Have a permanent criminal record.
- Be ordered to pay hefty fines.
- Be ordered to complete a substance abuse treatment program.
- Lose their vehicle or be asked to install a breath alcohol ignition interlock device (BAID).