For more than a decade, there has been a major heroin epidemic in Boston and across Massachusetts. This has not only been a major problem for society in general, but it I also a major problem in terms of drugged driving and drugged driving accidents. In addition to heroin, there has also been a major increase in drugged driving accidents involving prescription narcotics ranging from methadone to fentanyl. It’s a common misconception that a prescription for one of these powerful drugs is a license to freely use them before driving.
This is of course not true. Alcohol is the perfect analogy. Alcohol is legal for anyone 21 or older to consume, but everyone knows it is illegal to drink and drive. They may still do so, but they can’t claim they were unaware of it being illegal. Continue reading