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Dayton DUI Attorney Charles Rowland > Posts tagged "Centers for Disease Control and Prevention"

Driving Under the Influence of ADD/ADHD (by DaytonDUI)

To be diagnosed with ADD/ADHD, a person has to demonstrate an inability to complete divided-attention testing.  In 2009, the Centers for Disease Control reported that 9.5 percent of children in the United States had ADHD, up from the previous survey.  The trend has not gone unnoticed amongst the insurance industry who reported at the 162 annual meeting of the American Psychiatric Association in May 2009 that:28 percent of adult drivers with ADHD reported receiving a citation withing the prior twelve months. 34 percent reported being in an auto collision. 44 percent reported either a citation or a collision.The standardized field sobriety tests...

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DUI Science; Traumatic Brain Injury

Often, a DUI offense will stem from a one-car traffic accident.  Officers arriving on the scene see someone who is acting in a strange or disconnected way.  Some officers understandably view this behavior as evidence of impairment.  It is up to the DUI attorney to understand that such indicators can be caused by traumatic brain injury.  Below is a primer which was taken from the Centers for Disease Control web site:www.http://www.cdc.gov/ncipc/tbi/TBI.htmWhat is Traumatic Brain Injury?A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is caused by a blow or jolt to the head or a penetrating...

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