Can you get a DUI for driving high in New York?

Since weed is technically legal in New York, I’m wondering if the charges for being high and driving are any different. Will my cousin be charged with a DUI if he got pulled over while he was high in New York?

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Answer provided by
Liz Jenson
Answered on Apr 05, 2022
Unfortunately, your cousin may get a DUI for driving high in New York. Remember that alcohol is legal in New York, too! DUIs have little to do with the legality of the substance that you’re using.
You can get a DUI if you’re under the influence of mind-altering prescription drugs when you’re pulled over, too. DUIs are meant to prevent people from driving while intoxicated—not to prevent people from using certain substances in the first place.
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