Is It Safe to Drive on ADHD Medication?

A 15-year-old girl lost her life in a car crash the morning of December 9, 2014 on LA Highway 74 east of I-10. Dwight Perriloux, 19, is said to have been under the influence of narcotic drugs at the time of the wreck and was charged with DWI, vehicular homicide, vehicular injuring and reckless operation of a motor vehicle.

The girl was riding in her vehicle with two of her sisters, both of whom were moderately injured in the head-on collision. The two sisters were wearing seatbelts; the victim was not.

Perriloux’s mother insists that her son was not drunk or on illegal drugs at the time of the crash, and that the police were wrong to charge him with DWI. She cites the drugs Adderall and Vyvanse as the substances Perriloux was found to have in his body.

Adderall and Vyvanse are two popular stimulants used to treat ADHD. Both are considered controlled substances that carry a risk of addiction in long-term users. The manufacturers of both drugs warn against the operation of machinery or motor vehicles until the user is familiar with how it will affect them.

I Have Lost a Loved One in an Impaired Driving Accident. What Options Do I Have?

Deaths caused by the negligence of others are referred to as wrongful deaths. In these situations, the family or representatives of the deceased could be entitled to damages against those responsible for the accident. The Lafayette wrongful death lawyers at Galloway Jefcoat work with accident reconstructionists, medical professionals and other experts to help get you the compensation you deserve.

Call us at (337) 984-8020 to set up an initial consultation, or check out our Facebook page for more information.

Galloway Jefcoat – Louisiana Wrongful Death Lawyers


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