I was pulled over for not being the best driver I guess or maybe I was admittedly rubber necked a little to see what the cop was doing since there is a lot of crime around the area I was in... but, point is,
I take Legal prescription drugs due to a long list of medical problems such as; Plate in my neck, recent knee surgery (2 months ago), carpel tunnel in both hands, plus surgery on Right wrist one 1 month ago (both knee and wrist still swollen) and other general chronic pain back issues along with fibromyalgia and peripheral neuropathy in all limbs.
Anyway, on a day I was so busy I forgot to take many of my medications I was pulled over and assumed DUI. They had me remove my knee brace, and do many tests that I obviously didn't do well on some due to my condition and the fact I'm 55 not a kid that has better balance! I was arrested and put in jail overnight, not to mention treated like I just murdered someone. VERY SCARY! My urine test should show some positive results as I take Norco, Soma and Lyrica which my pain management tests regularly to make sure I am taking all that crap. Without which I would be a mess! How will they verify DUI -vs- just normal medication I'm prescribed to take and have been taking for several years with no problems. I did admitted I had taken 1/2 of a soma and 1/2 of a Norco 3 1/2 to 4 hours prior to being pulled over! For me, that's nothing! Yet I am a little high strung due to bipolar II disorder, but I wasn't slurring words, just asking what and why they were doing all this! In addition, I learned it's a felony to carry medications for the day in a misc bottle, even bladder control medication that isn't in the "controlled substance" category! WOW! Please help me understand what I am facing :( By the time they finished the testing it was about 6 1/2 hours later and past my bedtime so I was exhausted to top it off!