Drugged Driving in Indiana

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Not only can you be arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI) in Indiana, but also driving under the influence of illegal drugs (DUID) and controlled substances. If you were recently arrested for and charged with DUID, you may face serious penalties, including jail time, fines, and license suspension.

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Indiana’s Drugged Driving Law

Indiana Code Section 9-30-5-1 (c) states that “A person who operates a vehicle with a controlled substance listed in schedule I or II of IC 35-48-2 or its metabolite in the person’s body commits a Class C misdemeanor.” A Class C misdemeanor is punishable by a maximum jail sentence of 60 days, a fine of up to $500, and license suspension for up to two years.

Indiana has what is considered a “per se prohibition” against drugged driving – also known as zero tolerance. This means that a driver may be arrested if law enforcement officials possess reasonable suspicion that any prohibited drug is in the driver’s body while he or she is in control of the vehicle. Actual evidence of impaired driving is not relative as long as the police officer has a reasonable belief that the driver is under the influence of an illicit substance while operating the vehicle.

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