DUI Conviction Upheld Based on Ambien-Induced “Sleep Driving”

There is a basic principal in the law that to be convicted of a crime, one must have a criminal intent or reckless disregard for the consequences in committing some type of act.  For example, it is not a crime to hurt someone due to a muscle spasm that causes one’s leg to move rapidly.  However, if one voluntarily puts oneself into such a condition, the conduct that results becomes less involuntary, especially if it is foreseeable.  Click on the following article to read how this was applied to abien-induced “sleep-driving”.


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