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As experienced DUI accident victim attorneys in Phoenix, we are well aware of the dangers of driving under the influence. Drugged driving accidents have been a growing concern all over United States. Reported incidents of drugged driving in the country demonstrated the possibility of becoming a leading cause of road traffic accident injuries and fatalities. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), one-third of drivers killed in fatal car crashes in 2009 tested positive for drug use.

In the United States, Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) leads to approximately 1.4 million arrests every year. In most states, DWI offences include both alcohol and drug use. Marijuana is said to be the most prevalent substance found among impaired drivers next to alcohol.

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A study conducted by the National Highway Traffic Administration (NHTSA) in 2007 found that more than 11 percent of all traffic accidents were caused by the use of illegal drugs.

AZFamily reports that a 33 year old woman was arrested for a DUI. She was pulled over by police at 9 am in Prescott because she has invalid car registration. While talking to the woman police suspected her to be under the influence of a stimulant. She admitted that she injected “bath salts” the night before however they noticed a fresh injection mark on her right arm.

Police found a used syringe, two clear plastic baggies with white powder residue and Clonazepam tablet that was found on her vehicle.

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