"A toxicology report showed that Manser had a blood-alcohol level of .177 percent and had taken some of the antidepressants. The state definition of intoxication is set at 0.08 percent."
"Bethea told police Manser was happy at the baseball game. He said Manser did not like that he kept guns in the house and did not know how to use them."
SSRI Stories Note: The Physicians Desk Reference states thatantidepressants can cause a craving for alcohol and alcohol abuse. Also, the liver cannot metabolize the antidepressant and the alcohol simultaneously, thus leading to higher levels of both alcohol and the antidepressant in the human body. http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/local/breakingnews/orl-bk-troopers-cleared-deadly-force-061009,0,4757556.story
Troopers cleared for using deadly force on Volusia woman
Rebecca Beitsch | Sentinel Staff Writer
- 2:52 PM EDT, June 10, 2009
Four Florida Highway Patrol troopers were cleared by the State Attorney's Office for using deadly force against a woman who pointed a gun at them after a chase.
The troopers chased Jennifer Manser of Port Orange on February 18, after she was caught speeding in Volusia County at more than 100 mph, a report from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement said.
When police ran her plate number, she was listed as a missing person who was potentially armed.
Manser was eventually forced to stop when she came to a traffic light at a busy intersection — Williamson and Granada avenues — in Ormond Beach.
State troopers ordered Manser out of the car and several officers saw her point a 9-mm handgun at one of the troopers, reports said.
The officers fired 16 rounds and hit Manser three times. The fatal shot entered through her back, damaging her lungs as it went through her body before exiting through her chest.
She died at approximately 10:40 a.m. before she could be lifted into an ambulance.
When her car was searched, authorities found a note that said: "I know where it is. Give me your money no bait. No dye pack. No GPS. I have a gun. I know where you live. Don't be stupid. I want all large." (sic)
In a letter to the FDLE, Chief Assistant State Attorney Luis Bustamante said that after reviewing the evidence provided by the FDLE, the use of deadly force was justifiable. He said his office would not be taking any further action with the case.
David Bethea, Manser's boyfriend, reported her missing the night before when she did not return to their home after a baseball game.
Bethea searched the house and realized his 9-mm handgun was missing, as well as his antidepressants.
The report said Manser had gone to Walmart the day of the shooting to purchase items indicating she may attempt a robbery. The report does not say what those items were.
A toxicology report showed that Manser had a blood-alcohol level of .177 percent and had taken some of the antidepressants. The state definition of intoxication is set at 0.08 percent.
Bethea told police Manser was happy at the baseball game. He said Manser did not like that he kept guns in the house and did not know how to use them.