Archive for Impaired driving

Mount Enterprise man indicted on intox manslaughter charges in Port Arthur wreck that killed teen girl, 2 adults, injured child — (12 News)
SSRI Ed note: Man on anti-anxiety meds, Zoloft, drinks, drives, sees double, causes fatal car crash.
LaSalle officer in cleared in shooting of off-duty Adams County sheriff’s deputy — (The Denver Post)
SSRI Ed note: Off duty Sherriff's Deputy on Prozac drank, involved in high speed chase, behaves aggressively, is shot and killed by another officer.
Police release body camera footage of teenage girl’s fatal shooting — (ABC Eyewitness News)
SSRI Ed note: High school student on antidepressants goes on a bizarre rampage, driving recklessly, pointing a toy gun at police, who shoot and kill her.
Two murder charges in bizarre killing of family members — (Gaston Gazette)
SSRI Ed note: Psychiatrist treats businessman with medication for anxiety, he gets much worse, drives jeep into building killing 2. Conclusion? he needs psychiatric help.
Medicines for Treating Autism’s Core Symptoms / Autism not associated with violence, advocates say — (Autism Speaks Canada / The Star)
SSRI Ed note: Van killer had odd behaviours resembling pysch drug side effects. Crime attributed to autism. Meds never mentioned/suspected, he is found guilty,
What we know about the University of Texas stabbing suspect — (KXAN)
SSRI Ed note: Biology major at U. Texas on Zoloft gets in car accidents, starts missing classes, stabs 4 students, killing one. No warning, no motive.
Man Charged With Murder in Death of Emergency Worker in the Bronx — (New York Times)
SSRI Ed note: Man intoxicated on psychiatric and illegal drugs, semi-delirious, hijacks an ambulance, runs over EMT, killing her. Lawyer blames mental illness.
How Did George Michael Die? Cause Of Death For Ex-Wham! Singer Is Unknown As He Dies ‘Peacefully’ At Home — (Follow News)
SSRI Ed note: Singer takes zolpidem and Effexor, drives badly impaired, is convicted twice (2007 & 2010). At 53, dies in sleep at home, cause not yet known.
Operator in fatal Texas balloon crash flew despite cloud warning, using painkillers and antidepressants — (Dallas News)
SSRI Ed note: Balloon pilot with DUI convictions for car, usually careful flying, goes up in cloudy weather on various medications including Wellbutrin, crashed, killing 16.
Man accused of killing Island Lake woman claims he was insane at the time — (Chicago Tribune)
SSRI Ed note: Man on psych meds incl antidepressants, history of suicide attempts, odd ideas, is violent, antisocial, murders a woman. Schizoaffective disorder blamed.
Police: ‘Very lackadaisical’ driver charged in fatal crash had double dose of antidepressant in system — (The News Tribune)
SSRI Ed note: Woman, 73, on antidepressants causes fatal crash, appears unconcerned.
Driver who killed popular motorcyclist Jon ‘Panda’ Aicken in Roydon dodges jail — (Hertfordshire Mercury)
SSRI Ed note: Woman on antidepressants for 4 weeks hits and kills a motorcyclist with her car, does not stop.
Maui man appears in court for allegedly killing estranged wife — (KHON 2)
SSRI Ed note: Man takes Ambien, stabs and kills former girlfriend, stabs 2 others, does not remember anything after taking the meds.
Benz driver likely to avoid drink-driving charge (Updated) — (Bangkok Post)
SSRI Ed note: Young man from wealthy family in Lexapro speeds, causes fatal crash, refuses alcohol test.
Kent man faces vehicular homicide charge in October death of SeaTac woman — (Kent Reporter)
SSRI Ed note: Man's driving is impaired by Prozac, he runs red light and kills another driver.
N.J. cop killed in crash had booze, drugs in system — (NY Daily News)
Man pleads guilty in death of East Penn CEO — (Reading Eagle)
SSRI Ed note: Man on Zoloft, Fentanyl, oxycodone, Vasotec, methamphetamine, clonazepam, oxycodone and marijuana drives 2x speed limit, hits and kills woman.
Report reveals cyclist killed in crash was impaired — (WCAX)
SSRI Ed note: Man on high dose of 3 antidepressants hits cyclist, police judge him impaired, he dies in collision.
Clinton Township mother: ‘He took my baby from me’ — (Macomb Daily Trials)
SSRI Ed note: Man on alcohol under legal limit, plus Prozac and Lyrica, who caused fatal accident, acquitted of impaired driving charge. Possibly suicide attempt.
Officer cleared in fatal shooting of armed Ludlow man — (Bangor Daily News)
SSRI Ed note: Man on drug cocktail and alcohol dies in confrontation with police
Oklahoma labor commissioner stabbed to death in OKC— (News OK)
Witnesses describe chaos at Scott County concert where man was killed — (6abc wate.com)
SSRI Ed note: Food truck vendor at concert, on Xanax + antidepressant + alcohol, drives SUV into crowd, injuring many, killing one.
No Charges Filed Against LAPD Officers Who Fatally Shot Oceanside Man — (KPBS)
SSRI Ed note: Following car chase, police shoot, kill a vet on antidepressants as he exits his vehicle, continue shooting after he falls, killing him on live tv. No charges.
Dellinger Admits Guilt in Fatal I-89 Crash; ‘I Wish I Could Have That Day Over Again’ — (Valley News)
SSRI Ed note: Man withdrawing from Ambien, on Prozac and another psych med “far in excess of the normal dosage" drives across median, kills couple and unborn child.
Bright colors celebrate life of girl tossed from bridge — (USA TODAY)
SSRI Ed note: Man on Zoloft, other meds acts strangely, is chased by police, stops on bridge and throws his adored daughter off it. Wife blames bipolar,
Pennsylvania ex-Marine shot ex-wife, ‘chopped’ her family, poisoned himself: autopsies — (New York Daily News)
SSRI Ed note: Man on Trazodone, Risperidone and other medication, in custody dispute, kills ex-wife, 5 of her relatives and himself.
Puyallup pastor struck by DUI woman while biking to help the homeless has died — (Seattle Bike Blog)
SSRI Ed note: Woman on antidepressant runs a stop sign, fatally injuring a retired pastor.
Rob Bironas had .218 blood alcohol, report says — (The Tennesean)
SSRI Ed note: Titans kicker taking Valium uncharacteristically drinks alcohol and drives, has fatal accident.
Trucker in Massive Rig Destroys Two Families in His Sleep — (Bloomberg Business)
SSRI Ed note: Trucker on Prozac, other meds, dozes off while driving, kills woman, critically injures her 2 sons, takes no responsibility, says woman had "expiration date".
Reconstruction of Swiss bus crash “shows driver was suicidal” — (Flanders Today)
Fog, pain medication cited as possible factors in fatal plane crash near Amarillo — (Amarillo Globe)
Suspect in Seattle Pacific killing had well-documented demons — (The Seattle Times)
SSRI Ed note: "Funny, sociable, well-adjusted" man with alcohol problem quits drinking, takes Prozac and Risperdal for problems, shoots 4 at university, killing one.
DUI Defense Against Xanax, Lexapro, and Other Meds — (Florida Litigation Attorneys)
State v. May — (COURT OF APPEALS FOR MONTGOMERY COUNTY, OHIO)
Town, Village of Lancaster Police Blotter — (Springville Journal)
Missouri Court of Appeals Decision re: Troy Marlin — (Missouri Court of Appeals Western District)
Pennsylvania woman sentenced to 3 years in daughter's death — (DelmarvaNow)
Shocking moment a drunk female care worker drove the wrong way down the M5 motorway for FOUR MILES—(Daily Mail)
Man killed after long highway chase — (Daily Inter Lake)
SSRI Ed note: Suicidal man on antidepressants exchanges gunfire with police, leads a high speed chase through two counties.
Justin Bieber arrested for drag-racing DUI: Did weed, alcohol & antidepressants — (The Examiner)
SSRI Ed note: Singer taking combination of drugs, including andidepressant, shows poor judgement
Ohio mom charged after taking daughter to school — (Ashland Times-Gazette)
Man pleads guilty in Millcreek DUI fatality — (Erie Times-News)
Man Charged With Murder Of Unborn Child — (ABC News 13)
Charges against former PPG exec upgraded to murder — (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
Drugged Driving Defense: The ARIDE Program — (Charles M Rowland II)
Accidental death verdict for farmer killed in crash — (Lancashire Evening Post)
Drink-drive mum crashes car with her three kids on board on way home from family wedding — (Manchester Evening News)
LOS ANGELES COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES v. Heidi S. — (COURT OF APPEAL OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA)
SSRI Ed note: Woman on Wellbutrin, Zoloft, Seroquel for postpartum depression takes baby to park, drinks, becomes severely intoxicated, loses custody of son.
AG: New details revealed in Manchester officer-involved fatal shooting — (WMUR New Hampshire)
Plane crash pilot pleads not guilty — (Bonner County Daily Bee)
SSRI Ed note: Pilot taking Seroquel, Lexapro misjudges landing, causes non-fatal crash.