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Things that may surprise you about Colorado's DUI laws and drugs

Just because the drug is legal, doesn't mean that it's legal to drive under its influence. Many Coloradoans have heard the state's "Drive high, get a DUI" campaign. They know that, even though marijuana is legal in our state, driving under its influence is not. What they don't know is that driving under the influence of some legally-prescribed medications is also illegal. These medications - things like Xanax, Vicodin or OxyContin - can impair your motor coordination, even if you are taking the recommended dose and have a legitimate prescription. A doctor's prescription for these drugs or for medical marijuana is not a defense to a DUI charge.

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