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Driving Drowsy is Illegal in Ohio

Image via WikipediaOhio Revised Code 4511.79 makes is a minor misdemeanor for a someone to drive "a commercial motor vehicle"  "while the person's ability or alertness is so impaired by fatigue, illness, or other causes that it is unsafe for the person to drive such vehicle."  The law also provides that, "[n]o driver shall use any drug which would adversely affect the driver's ability or alertness."Furthermore, O.R.C. 4511.79(B) prohibits an owner from "knowingly" permitting a driver in any such condition to drive.  Repeated violations result in enhancement of the charge from a minor misdemeanor to a fourth degree misdemeanor.The National...

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Ambien and Sleepwalking/Sleep Driving Risk

Image by stirwise via FlickrTuesday, March 14, 2006 (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/03/13/AR2006031301315.html)· Sleep researchers have reported an unusual number of incidents of sleepwalking in people taking Ambien, the top-selling sleep aid in the U.S. The Food and Drug Administration has received similar reports. Some incidents involve eating or driving while asleep; some have led to criminal charges. No conclusive link between the drug and the incidents has been established.· Ambien maker Sanofi-Aventis says the side effect is rare and the medication is safe and effective when used as directed. The label strongly cautions patients not to use alcohol while taking the drug.· Sleep...

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