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Drunk driving accusation can be defended

Did you know that if you are diabetic and suffer a low blood sugar moment while driving that you could be accidentally labeled as driving under the influence? The organization of Diabetes Health has provided information regarding this issue.

The symptoms are very similar to each other and a diabetic low can make you look drunk to law enforcement officers.

Fifteen to 20 percent of all drivers are diabetics. That is quite a number! The symptoms of a low blood glucose level are dizziness, blurred vision, slurred speech, weakness, loss of coordination and confusion. These same symptoms are shown by those who are driving drunk.

If administered a field sobriety test such as walking a straight line while counting your steps or counting down from 100 to zero backwards, you may fail.

You may think that taking a Breathalyzer will clear up the drunk driving suspicion. You would be wrong. What the machine registers is actually not just alcohol in your system but any chemical compound in the breath that is in the "methyl group."

One of the thousands of compounds that can show up as alcohol is acetone. This is a byproduct of hyperglycemia and it is in a state called ketoacidosis, which diabetics can show as alcohol in a breath test.

This sounds unbelievable, but it is true. If you are being charged with drunk driving, you may want to take a look at our information contained on the webpage of the Steve LeBlanc, LTD law firm. We have so much experience in defending people who have been accused of driving under the influence. As a matter of fact, we have 30 years of criminal defense and have represented hundreds of people just like you.

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