For the purposes of DUI law, generally you are "impaired" if your ability to safely operate a motor vehicle is appreciably affected by having consumed alcohol, illicit drugs, or prescription medications. Since everyone is affected differently by different substances, "per se" laws set measurable limits. For instance, motorists who are shown to have a blood-alcohol concentration (BAC) of at least percent are assumed to be impaired. Similarly, some states assume that any amount of certain drugs in the bloodstream constitutes impairment. How Did DUI Laws First Come Into Existence?
Christopher Spasoff is one of only a handful of lawyers with experience on both sides of the OH&S regulatory regime, having spent time as both an OH&S Crown Prosecutor and OH&S Defence Lawyer. Don’t let the suit and tie fool you though. Sure, he knows his way around the courtroom, but it’s his experience in the field - ranging from the design and implementation of risk management plans, to boots-on-the-ground attendance at incident sites and active participation in the response, investigation, and preventative efforts that follow – that allows him to really understand the intangibles in this area.