Driving While Impaired ("DWI") in New Hampshire not only refers to intoxicated drivers, but also to any person impaired due to drugs. Driving Under the Influence of Drugs ("DUID") is a criminal offense in New Hampshire. Any substance or drug, narcotic, illegal, or over-the-counter that can affect your mental or physical abilities to safely operate a motor vehicle, potentially falls into the "drug" category. New Hampshire police officers are trained to recognize when a driver is under the influence of drugs. These specially trained officers are known as Drug Recognition Experts ("DRE").
New Hampshire DRE officers employ a 12-step procedure to investigate the cause of the alleged impairment and identify the drug at issue. The 12-step process employed by the DRE officer must be conducted in a standardized manner, for each and every suspect. And, upon completing the 12-step protocol, the DRE officer will render an opinion as to the type of impairing drug.
The New Hampshire DUI Drug defense lawyers at Tenn And Tenn, P.A. have challenged the results of New Hampshire DRE officers who have been called to testify in cases involving DWI drug charges. If you face a DWI drug charge in New Hampshire, please call us today at 1-888-511-1010 for a free telephone consultation to discuss your Driving Under the Influence of Drugs case.