Driving under the influence of anything is never advisable. You never know how the drugs or alcohol will impact you. In some cases, it might impair your judgment to the point that you do things that are uncharacteristic of you. One teenager from Frankfort is an extreme example of what might happen when drugs and driving mix.
This 17-year-old female is facing 10 felony charges in connection with an accident that she allegedly caused while she was reportedly on opiates. Detectives allege that she was driving 107 mph when her car went careening through a house and came close to going out of the other side of the house.
The accident killed two children who were in the home at the time of the accident. A 17-year-old girl and a 9-year-old girl were killed. Their mother suffered horrific injuries in the crash. Additionally, the home sustained significant damage valued at $110,000.
The teen driver is being charged as an adult in this case. She is facing two counts of causing death when operating a vehicle while intoxicated and a host of other charges. Her lawyer is expected to appeal the decision to charge the teen as an adult in this matter. Whether the appeal is successful or not depends on a host of factors.
This young woman has a long road ahead of her in the criminal justice system. In fact, anyone who has charges related to the death of another person should carefully consider his or her defense options. This type of charge is very serious and must be handled accordingly.
Source: USA Today, “Teen driver accused of taking opiates, slams car into house, kills 2 kids, faces 10 felonies,” Joseph Paul, Aug. 18, 2017