If you were arrested for a San Diego DUI after having fallen asleep or driven on prescription medication, be aware of California DUI law – CALCRIM Jury Instruction No.
“It is not a defense that the defendant was legally entitled to use the drug.
If the defendant was under the influence of (an alcoholic beverage/ [and/or] a drug), then it is not a defense that something else also impaired (his/her) ability to drive.”
It is not a defense that something else also impaired (his/her) ability to drive if there is evidence of an additional source of impairment such as an epileptic seizure, inattention, or falling asleep.
California Jury Instruction – CALCRIM No. 2110 Bench Notes
If you were arrested for a San Diego DUI and you fell asleep at the wheel or took prescription drugs before driving, consult a San Diego DUI Attorney immediately.