If a cold has you feeling woozy and you take NyQuil or Sundafed to make it through your drive home, you could be a criminal in New Hampshire.
A new law that took effect at the beginning of 2013 bans driving under the influence of not just illegal drugs, alcohol and prescription painkillers, but all over-the-counter drugs as well, along with “any other chemical substance, natural or synthetic, which impairs a person’s ability to drive.”
That means driving on Sudafed or NyQuil or even ibuprofen is out of the question if it affects your mental state, according to The Eagle-Tribune.
The bottom line is, if an officer suspects a driver is impaired and that driver admits to taking any kind of drug, an arrest will be made. “There is no shortage of these drivers out there,” a state police spokesperson told theTribune. “We are targeting them aggressively.”