“On Nov. 18, a 32-year-old Gaylord woman was arrested after admitting to taking liquid methadone prior to driving.
She was charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated — her second offense on the charge. If she was found guilty of the charge, it could result in a $200 to $1,000 fine, a $1,000 driver responsibility fee, five days to a year in jail and the revocation of her license for a minimum of a year.
So, is it safe to drive on methadone, even with a prescription? Is it legal?
The answer depends on a number of variables, but the crux of it boils down to this: Medical research has shown that methadone, when taken properly, does not affect driving, but under Michigan law, there are still ways in which a person can face legal consequences for driving on it.”
Source: PetoskeyNews.com – November 30, 2017