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Drugged Driving

DES MOINES (AP) -- The Iowa Supreme Court says that transportation officials cannot suspend licenses of drivers who have taken prescription drugs in doctor's instructions.

The court threw out the suspension of an Urbandale woman's license earlier today.

The woman took doctor-prescribed drugs she was told would not prevent her from operating a vehicle before crashing into a mailbox in 2011.

The DOT then suspended her license, arguing she could not make a "prescription-drug defense".

On Friday, the court rules that law absurd and drivers following doctors' instructions may use the defense.

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