A metabolite is basically a byproduct of a parent drug. In the world of DUI, a DUI metabolite is a byproduct of if someone has done some type of drug or intoxicant such as:
- Any type of medication that impairs a drivers performance or reduces a drivers reaction
The medication will usually break down to a subset of drugs, which are considered metabolites, or the byproducts of whatever parent drug has been consumed prior.
A DUI Metabolite Can Indicate Impaired Driving
Because the more evidence the prosecutor has against you increases the chance of a DUI conviction, often DUI metabolites are used as evidence in situations where a breathalyzer can’t be used to win a conviction for a DUI.