Connecticut prosecutors are increasingly charging people who are have taken medications or drugs with the crime of operating under the influence of drugs. The drug DUI penalties are the same as the alcohol dui penalties. (link to penalty section above) Remember, just because you have a valid prescription for a medicine does not make you immune to the charge of dui/drugs if the medicine impacts your ability to operate safely! Many medicines can cause you to give symptoms that mimic alcohol intoxication, and police officers can mistake your abilities for intoxication. Contact Ruane Attorneys for help with your dui drug case to see how a defense can help you escape the harsh penalties for the mistake of a police officer .