Sunday, November 1, 2015

Drunk Driving or Psych Drug Influence? Oklahoma Women Adacia Chambers Kills Four and Injured 17 Driving thru a Crowd

An attorney representing a 25-year-old woman Adacia Chambers says his client had "no real response whatsoever" when he told her that four people including a 2 year old were killed after she crash her car into an Oklahoma parade last week. Her attorney Tony Coleman was on the NBC “Today” show and indicated his client had been hospitalized for mental illness two years ago. The attorney believes his client was not drunk but that she is mentally ill. Her “no response” indicates to us that she was on psych drugs. This campus type killing is similar to using a gun to kill but in this case she used a car. In campus killings which are all too often common the similarities is that psych drugs are involved.
We don’t expect President Obama to trumpet an investigation into psych drugs. This killing also didn’t involve a gun so there will be no grandstanding against guns.
The Stillwater Oklahoma Police Capt. Kyle Gibbs said authorities believe Chambers was under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Authorities indicate they don’t see mental illness as an issue with Adacia Chambers. We will have to wait for the toxicology report to see what drugs or if alcohol was in her system. Historically, prosecution and police authorities don’t publish toxicology reports, but they will inform the public if alcohol was involved. She currently is being held on four counts of second degree murder. The attorney is adamant that no alcohol was involved. News reports quote her attorney Tony Coleman saying "During that entire interview (1 hour), I was not satisfied at all that I was communicating with a competent individual," Coleman said. He followed up and indicated she was at work before the crash, doesn’t recall anything, and she was confused as to why she was being removed from her car. News reports further indicated her father said she is not an alcoholic.
This preliminary evidence points to psych drugs. If psych drugs are found to be involved then I can foresee a lawsuit against the pharmaceutical company and doctor or psychiatrist.

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