Cops: Lady Who Overdosed Drove to CVS for Meds — (Middletown Patch)

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The Middletown Patch

By Cassandra Day

November 1, 2011

Middletown Police say a 34-year-old city woman crashed into a parked car.

A Middletown woman is facing a DUI charge after police say she drove her car to CVS after taking a higher-than-normal dose of antidepressants and anti-anxiety medications.

On Oct. 18 at 8:SSRI Editor0 p.m., police were called to a motor vehicle accident at CVS Pharmacy on Main Street Extension with one person possibly intoxicated or under the influence of drugs, the report says.

A Volkswagen Jetta, driven by Wesla D. Lee, 34, of Long Hill Road, had hit a parked Nissan Altima. A witness saw the crash and noted Lee was slurring her speech and could not stand well. The Altima owner confirmed that, police say.

Lee said she was picking up her prescription at CVS but couldn’t remember what it was for. She told police, who noted her pupils were dilated, she had taken her antidepressants but thought she was fine to drive. She said her cell phone was ringing and it was her psychiatrist, the report says.

The doctor confirmed she met with Lee at 6 p.m. and she had taken Ativan and Paxil. She was told by the doctor not to drive because she took more than the prescribed amount. The report says she was sent to Middlesex Hospital to have her blood drawn.

She was charged with driving while intoxicated and failure to renew her drivers license.