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Would taking a pain pill such as hydrocodone effect a DUI breathalyzer reading?

I was charged with an OWI with at least .15%. Taking a pain pill of 7.5 hydrocodone would that have an effect on the breathalyzer performance or readings?

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    Michael Breczinski | Michael Breczinski
    5005 Lapeer Rd
    Burton, MI 48509
    (810) 743-2960
    It would make your driving worse if mixed with alcohol.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan - Replied: 1/16/2014
    Steve Freeborn | Freeborn Law Offices, P.S.
    33400 9th Avenue S. Suite 208
    Federal Way, WA 98003
    (253) 838-4477
    No, because a breathalyzer only measures alcohol.
    Answer Applies to: Washington - Replied: 1/16/2014
    Eric J. Bell | Law Offices of Eric J. Bell
    180 N LaSalle St, Ste 1821
    Chicago, IL 60601
    (312) 377-8416
    From my experience taking hydrocodone will not have an effect on your breathalyzer score. However, it is illegal (in Illinois) to drive while under the influence of prescription medication or the combination of alcohol and prescription medication.
    Answer Applies to: Illinois - Replied: 1/16/2014
    Jeff Yeh | Law Office of Jeff Yeh
    3810 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1110
    Los Angeles, CA 90010
    (213) 446-2495
    No, but the prosecutor will argue that the combination of drugs and alcohol made you even more impaired.
    Answer Applies to: California - Replied: 1/16/2014
    Brad Howell | Meadows & Howell, LLC
    2170 Highland Avenue South
    Birmingham, AL 35205
    (205) 352-9764
    I am not aware of hydrocodone affecting the results of a breathalyzer test. However, even if it did, this wouldn't be a very wise defense to use for your DUI charge, as you can also be charged with a DUI for driving under the influence of drugs other than alcohol.
    Answer Applies to: Alabama - Replied: 1/16/2014
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