I don’t have any patience for people who drive when they’re under the influence of alcohol.
- I know of several people that died in a horrifying car accident as a result of a drunk driver.
One of the victims was a four-year-old child. It was a family coming home from the airport after a vacation out of state. It was late at night and the drunk driver was speeding down a residential road at 70 miles an hour. He completely blindsided them and t-boned their car. Ever since my community had to face that horrifying tragedy, I’ve been overly sensitive towards people who drink and drive. And honest to God it should apply to other drugs as well. Even though alcohol is particularly bad with affecting people’s reaction times, just being inebriated on some kind of substance is enough to affect your ability to drive. It’s the same with pills or even with medical marijuana. I am prescribed cannabis and I’m told to use it all day long, but I always make sure I don’t use too much if I know I have to drive. And in fact, if you get pulled over by the police and they catch you smoking or vaporizing weed behind the wheel of the car, you could get a DUI and also lose your medical marijuana card with the state. It’s a headache that just isn’t worth your time or efforts.I know a person who was wrongfully accused of using his medical marijuana in his car and he had to pay $10,000 in legal fees just to get the DUI office record. This is why it’s smart to just not mix cannabis with driving.