I need to vent. In the old days I vented here, if only for myself, sort of like a journal. If people respond, it helps. If they dont, well, I got it out. This embarrases me very much. Background: I have been anti substance all my life. I lived proudly and followed the law. The only medication I ever took was prescribed for my mood disorder and anxiety.I dont function well without it. Ive tried I never exceed my dose and have taken this medication combo for thirty years. Until my car accident, I never had any accident or a ticket or ANY criminal record. Im 62 and had a totally clean driving record. My accident was me driving unsteadily for about a mile, then rolling off the road. Most likely I either passed out or fell asleep, but I cant remember anything. Im thinking I fell asleep because if I hadnt felt well I would have pulled off the road. If I was overly tired I would probably hsve pulled off the riad too, but less likely maybe. Wish I could remember but the end result would not have changed. They routinely do blood tests after an accident and it is becoming very common per drug court for people to be charged with OWIs even for low or normal doses of almost any drug in your system. They found a low dose of one medication in my system. The high endbof normal level for this is 80. My level was 24. My doctor sent my lawyer a letter saying I had not taken too much, had been on this medication cocktail for over 20 years, and was not impaired. It doesnt matter. The drug court people I talked to and the lawyers, one which I hired, warned me this is something that's rarely dropped. My ticket said its not even a crime, but it is still an $800 ticket and a solid owi is already on my record, although I havent even been convicted yet. I had a backgound check for a volunteer job and was asked about it. oWI was written on the top of the backgound check in big bold letters. I have havent even been to court yet (I repeat). This is never off your record if convicted so im afraid to drive. If one gets two OWIs, one can go to jail. I cant quit my medications or I'll get very mentally sick so not taking medications isnt really an option. It is depressing to me to have this on my record. I have never abused drugs and have never been drunk in my life. The states,certain ones, are starting to let the police decide if you were impaired. Levels of drugs in your system no longer matter. Any drug matters. You can get a serious ticket for any medication at any level...or one beer. If you need blood pressure medications, beware. Dont take codeine and drive even if it doesnt bother you. Pot? Even medicinal? Forget it. There is no class of drugs, other than say Tylenol that is safe. So I have been told. So I learned and shared stories with others. Wisconsin is not the only state with this. Its gaining traction. Its standard in the mid Once this ticket is issued, all you can do is pray. 75percent of Americans take some sort of medication. I may never drive again. Its not the end of the world. Ok, vent over. Have a nice day.