Wonder what happened?

By BLC Latest Reply 2009-08-06 18:13:20 -0500
Started 2009-08-06 15:27:14 -0500

I heard on the radio today coming home from work about a woman who had went the wrong way down a New York parkway and was involved in a fatal crash. Three of her daughters as well as her nieces and nephews were killed. The toxicology report stated that the woman had high levels of alcohol in her system as well as marijuana. The woman adamantly denies that she was drinking or using drugs and her lawyer has said that she was seen by nine people that day who claims she was not drinking or drunk when they saw her. The news reporter said the woman and her lawyer claims she may have had a seizure, stroke or blacked out. She is DIABETIC! I looked up the story when I got home from work and according to several internet stories this woman called her brother on the cell phone moments before this and said that she felt strange. So here is my question, Is it possible that this woman's toxicology report gave a false reading due to her blood sugar being high or low? It seems like I had heard something like this before. What do you all think?

3 replies

mamaoak 2009-08-06 17:03:32 -0500 Report

yes i have herd of this as well. you have to be very carfull you should allways carry your tester with you i know i feel drunk a lot but i thought it was the pills but check to see if iam high or going low it feels the same for both with me. some times i cant walk in a straigh line either my daughter had a brain injery and develop epolepsy she was driveing and did not know this she was weaving all over the road and at a stop light did not move the police came and thought she was on drugs and drunk took her to the police station and she had an other siesure she is all wright now but takes medicastion for it.

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2009-08-06 18:13:20 -0500 Report

Oh, cheezzz—-I just tuned into TV and saw the story that you are referring to, I think—-Her husband was adamant about her not drinking, then"not drinking MUCH—' That last word may cause that poor family trouble! You know, 8 people are dead, the son is the only one to survive—WHAT nightmares he will have—I most sincerely hope and pray, that his mother will be exhonerated!! What a burden for that young man—-Men have a way of going on—after a bit, but that child is the one I feel for! I will follow the news and see how it turns out! It could be a SAD, learning experience for all of us!""Best Wishes!! PR

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2009-08-06 15:55:23 -0500 Report

Oh, MY!! I have heard of diabetics not able to walk a straight line, not too sure of the breath test, but if their is beligerance and no cooperation in doing that test—-they can be misinterpreted as being drunk etc—But I really don't know about the positive readings of those tests—-that really is scary!! HOwever, I would think, if her lawyer is on the ball, he will make good use of her cell phone call that she wasn't feeling well, and her reputation -it is so easy to jump to the wrong conclusions, having a stroke or heart attack, only usualy that victim dies and doesn't have that added burden of all of those innocent deaths!!!


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