A man runs naked down a Cincinnati highway, a driver becomes catatonic while driving a school bus in Oklahoma City, and a man in Texas is booked for driving while intoxicated. What do these incidents all have in common? Synthetic drugs, car crashes, and consequences.
The synthetic drug Flakka is being blamed for the near super human endurance of a naked suspect who led cops on a mile-long foot chase after causing a six car wreck in Cincinnati. That suspect injured six people and is now jail.
A school bus crash in Oklahoma City injured three people and potentially amputated one person’s hand. When authorities found the school bus driver unconscious with his eyes open and clutching at his chest, they searched him and found a pipe and freshly burned K2 in it. That driver was charged with driving while intoxicated, leaving the scene of an accident, and was swiftly fired by the school district, but for one 22-year-old Lake Charles man, the consequences were much higher.
The 22-year-old—suspected of using synthetic marijuana—reportedly reached over and grabbed the steering wheel while his friend was driving. She immediately lost control of the car and crashed, but she survived. Her 22-year-old friend did not.
It is a crime to drive while under the influence of any narcotic, and the authorities will do everything they can to bring these offenders to justice, but law enforcement can’t repair the damage caused by these individuals. A civil lawsuit can get compensation for the victims of drivers who are under the influence, and though this will never replace what was lost, compensation can help stabilize your life and pay bills. The attorneys at Galloway Jefcoat have experience seeking restitution from intoxicated drivers, so don’t be afraid to contact us if you need help.
Galloway Jefcoat LLP—Personal Injury Attorneys in Lafayette, LA