DUII Arrest Led To An MS Diagnosis!

I was arrested for DUII for suspicion of being on weed. I had not had any THC in 2 weeks. THC was a month ago. No alcohol. So I submit to tests and fail, so I was arrested, taken in, took breath and it was 0.00. DRE tests, also fail across the board. Took urine test that could take a year to come back! Puzzled that I was sober and failed all these tests, I went to see my Dr. She observed nystagmus in my eyes, observed a weak gait, and muscle weakness, in coordination. She referred me to a neurologist immediately, awaiting an MRI and spinal for suspicion of early stages of MS! I'm in OR. It is my understanding that I must go through a diversion, even with medical documentation. Any amount of THC is automatic guilty. WTF? Then I find out that exposure to DRE LED light effects gait of someone with MS. Basically, DRE tests directly parallel tests for MS! s So if you failed sobriety tests, especially the eyes, and you have not smoked recently, see a doctor right away! Meanwhile, I am now a criminal in Oregon, regardless of Dr. Diagnosis. Talk about draconian. Crazy!

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Ashwin
Ashwin

Thank you so much

Leah Maurer
Leah Maurer

Editor

Oh my gosh, I am so sorry! This is awful! thank you for sharing your story and I wish you the best. Keep us updated on how we can help! Have you talked with anyone else who has had this happen with the tests? Draconian indeed!

DamienJoldersma
DamienJoldersma

Wow! Good luck Msspooky, thanks for update.