According to WTVF-TV, a man who was charged in connection to a Nashville DUI car accident on June 23 blamed the accident on “prescription depressants”.
According to WTVF, 56-year-old Timothy Lennon was involved in a non-injury crash at Nolensville Road and Old Hickory Boulevard. He had his 7-year-old granddaughter in the car with him. Investigators determined that Lennon seemed intoxicated and asked him to perform field sobriety tests, which he failed.
Driving under the influence of a powerful prescription medication is extremely dangerous. When prescribed in high dosages, these drugs pose threats to not just the people taking them, but to other drivers as well.
People using powerful depressants or anti-depressants should avoid driving and direct questions to their physicians. According to the AAA Foundation, other medications know to impact driving include:
- Narcotic pain pills
- Sleep medicines
- Cough medicines
According to a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) National Roadside Survey, more than 16 percent of weekend, nighttime drivers tested positive for illegal, prescription or over-the-counter medications.
Car accidents can be frightening and devastating. If you or someone you love has been involved in a motor vehicle accident, contact our Nashville car accident attorney to see if we can help you move forward after an injury or loss.
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