Marijuana may have contributed to Field Days crash

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Marijuana may have contributed to Field Days crash

Post by Pete » Sun Dec 03, 2017 11:49 am

ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont State Police on this past Friday reported that the driver of a car that crashed while carrying workers to Addison County Fair and Field Days this past Aug. 7 may have been high on marijuana.

On Nov. 16, VSP said they had concluded their investigation into the two-vehicle crash on Route 22A in Bridport that killed driver Steven Holmes, 20, of Chatsworth, Ga.; and passengers Jennifer N. Valdez, 34, of Westerville, Ohio; Amber Brewer, 19, of Dalton, Ga.; and Justin Hendrix, 38, of Bryceville, Fla. Police reported that the four were driving northbound early that afternoon when their 2001 Volkswagen Beetle crossed the center line and struck, head-on, a pickup truck, whose two occupants were treated at UVM Medical Center for non-life threatening injuries.

Investigators were unable to determine exactly why the VW driven by Holmes crossed the centerline, but police said that based on witness statements and the manner of which the crash took place, speed and fatigue may have been contributing factors. Also, toxicology tests showed that Homes had a high concentration of Delta-9 THC in a post mortem blood sample. Delta-9 THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) is the psychoactive compound that is found in marijuana, and police said it impairs driving skills.

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Re: Marijuana may have contributed to Field Days crash

Post by nolaxride » Sun Dec 03, 2017 11:57 am

The rules for driving under the influence apply to all drugs.
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Re: Marijuana may have contributed to Field Days crash

Post by Pete » Sun Dec 03, 2017 12:32 pm

nolaxride wrote:
Sun Dec 03, 2017 11:57 am
The rules for driving under the influence apply to all drugs.

Right.

I post stories like this for the "pot has never killed anybody" group
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Re: Marijuana may have contributed to Field Days crash

Post by nolaxride » Sun Dec 03, 2017 1:37 pm

Pete wrote:
Sun Dec 03, 2017 12:32 pm
nolaxride wrote:
Sun Dec 03, 2017 11:57 am
The rules for driving under the influence apply to all drugs.

Right.

I post stories like this for the "pot has never killed anybody" group
IIRC, the context for that statement is that pot, in and of itself, can't kill you. I can't overdose on smoke, I can on alcohol.
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Re: Marijuana may have contributed to Field Days crash

Post by Pete » Mon Dec 04, 2017 7:07 am

nolaxride wrote:
Sun Dec 03, 2017 1:37 pm
Pete wrote:
Sun Dec 03, 2017 12:32 pm
nolaxride wrote:
Sun Dec 03, 2017 11:57 am
The rules for driving under the influence apply to all drugs.

Right.

I post stories like this for the "pot has never killed anybody" group
IIRC, the context for that statement is that pot, in and of itself, can't kill you. I can't overdose on smoke, I can on alcohol.
It is pitiful that pot needs to be compared to a bastardly substance like ETOH to sound good
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