Woman Allegedly High On Pot Crashes On 15 Freeway In Temecula

Stephanie Daniels, 19, of San Diego has been placed under arrest, according to CHP spokesman Nathan Baer.

A San Diego woman was allegedly high on marijuana when she crashed on the I-15 in Temecula shortly after 6:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Stephanie Daniels, 19, was driving in the northbound fast lane at about 70 mph in a 2006 Gray Chrysler 300, just north of Winchester Road, when she drifted toward the center of the freeway, crashed into the center median wall and overturned, according to California Highway Patrol spokesman Nathan Baer.

“The vehicle overturned on the center median wall and the roof … was torn off,” Baer explained.

Daniels claimed she was not injured but was transported to Inland Valley Medical Center for “precautionary purposes,” Baer said.

“She was placed under arrest by Officer M. McCracken for driving under the influence of a drug,” Baer continued. “The suspected drug is marijuana."

No other vehicles were involved in the crash, and there were no reported injuries.

Teri Fox August 28, 2012 at 06:46 PM
So why was South Bound Traffic so backed up this morning?
Dale Standfast August 28, 2012 at 08:04 PM
Im curious, too. Sigalert showed the slow speeds from before Murrieta all the way to North Escondido, but no notes as to cause. I left Menifee at 7am, drove for over an hour taking back roads to the 76 on ramp, and the Southbound lanes were still jammed as far as the eye could see. But still no word of any incident. What's up?
Brenda August 28, 2012 at 08:33 PM
What ever it was sounds like a bad one if it was backed up that far. That is more then looky loo's at the above accident. Its a miracle this young lady is alive and I hope she kissed the ground she was on and thanked the good Lord above before they transported her. Whole roof shredded off and no injuries, she is destined to do good things in her life I hope other then smoke pot. :/
Robin August 28, 2012 at 09:56 PM
There was a three car accident, just past the truck scales at 6 am.
BARBARA August 29, 2012 at 01:59 AM
And people want to legalize pot?? Insane!!!
sam shepperd August 29, 2012 at 04:52 AM
Back when "everybody's smoking pot" I took a puff or two - and inhaled. But 6:30AM?
Brenda August 29, 2012 at 06:52 AM
In place of a cup of coffee? Hits, count them, 9!!! CARS!!!? Well Barbara the pot for ill people, ie. cancer, krohns is for pain, helping them to eat and have an appetite and they dont drive when they smoke. THus the reason we don't hardly hear of anyone being pulled over for marijuana, but yet Meth and alcohol. I don't think this 19yr old young woman could possibly have a medical problem to smoke that much pot to run over 9 cars, and strangely enough at the Border Patrol check point? More like alot of pot with alot of hash or pcp on it, something......bet those border patrol guys were scared chitless thinking some nut was going to plow through the cars, trailers and take em all out...........and its still insane too that no one was hurt, thank God.
B. McEntire August 29, 2012 at 07:13 AM
Brenda stop turning articles into soap operas. Take a moment to read the article just instead of the headline. It was a single car accident, she didn't hit 9 cars & she didn't smoke instead of a cup of coffee. If you're going to try to stir up trouble by saying she must have been on hash or pcp as well as pot you should at least have your accidents straight.
Brenda August 29, 2012 at 08:12 AM
B.M, I definately did make a mistake. I had been reading the other article of the accident at the border patrol and was thinkin of the 9 cars hit there, and I guess got them mixed up.( http://temecula.patch.com/articles/drowsy-driver-smashes-into-u-s-border-patrol-checkpoint-nine-cars-hit) Wouldn't a simple, Brenda you made an error be enough? Or were you just out to call me names, causing a soap opera, making a joke about coffee in the morning instead of Pot, just to attack me? Also the statement that I am "going to try to stir up trouble by saying she must have been on hash or pcp as well as pot" is like, where in the hell does that come from, or where are you coming from? I do not even know the young woman and "wished her well" very nicely in my first post here. As most people say that they can drive while smoking pot, I do not personally know, and then a couple here made mild jokes, I went for the coffee one. Obviously meaning she should have chose coffee and that if she did smoke pot it must have had something else on it to crash like that. Now why you would think any of that is turning an article into a soap opera is your deal, as is the stirring up trouble for the girl by saying maybe it had hash or pcp on it. I don't know, perhaps you know the girl and are trying to defend her against something that wasnt even serious. R E L A X nothing is behind your back, no drama, no soap opera, no conspiracy theory, just commenting to an article.
watching August 29, 2012 at 08:47 AM
brenda do everyone a favor and shut your mouth.
LL August 29, 2012 at 08:50 AM
And people legalized alcohol and cigarettes??? INSANE!!!
MyThoughts August 29, 2012 at 02:57 PM
Well said "Watching"! Puff, Puff, Give...
sam shepperd August 29, 2012 at 04:25 PM
If the driver was a "medical marijuana" user, then this is another example of why pot needs to be regulated if it is to be sold as a drug just as any other drug is. Look at the bottle of any prescription pharmaceutical. Ample warnings not to drive or use dangerous equipment beforehand. Look at any "medical marijuana" package. Sunshine baby, smiley faces, have a good day. I can tell you from my brief experience in the day that pot affects time/spacial judgement which negatively affects one's driving abilities. If pot is sold to 19 year-olds for medical reasons, they should be held to the same penalties as anyone who drinks or takes prescription meds and drives despite all the warnings and public service announcements not to.
GodGuy316 August 29, 2012 at 06:55 PM
I admit the I ain't a stranger to smoke and that is part the reason I been behind bars before but I don't know why she is all high at 6 aclock. Dam girl wants to get Chinese before shcool or what but serious I hope she ain't hurt. My momma would beat my ass if I ever did that stupid crap and recked my car on grass
Brenda August 29, 2012 at 07:50 PM
Very true Sam, and I think it is the same standards for anyone who recieves medical marijuana and there is no doubt she will be charged. If she couldnt handle the "pot" or it was a bit stronger with something on it for enhancement, she should never have been driving and SHE could have been able to tell if she was TOO stoned to tell. Pot does affect time in spurts, like you feel you lost a few minutes, or maybe more, so in general driving while smoking pot is not a good idea. There are a few out there depending on the breed of pot feel they can drive and I believe them, and have seen them. So it does depend on the type of pot too. There are a few things that make it just as stupid to drive on marijuana as it is to drive under the influence of alcohol. So she will be charged whether she has a card or not. The pot card does not get you out of being under the influence and causing a automobile accident as some think because it does say not to drive until you know how this medication reacts on you. With all the deaths the last couple months I just thank God this gal did not cause a chain reaction of cars and others were killed or seriously injured. It could have been very bad at that time of day. As with the other wreck where the man was drowsy and hit nine cars at the checkpoint, good lord, how everyone has so far survived is a miracle. A few are critical still, but should make it. Hopefully our luck or Lord are watching out for innocent victims.!! Lately.
Brenda August 29, 2012 at 07:54 PM
LOL GodGuy on the 6am, that is what a few of us said. Its coffee first to wake up!! You sound like you have a good Momma who tried to keep you out of trouble and I hope you stick to all things good in life, and help others also. :) That is the most important thing to do after you have gotten into some kind of trouble is help others with it. Whether its gangs, drugs, alcohol, criminal activities, you can share and try to make younger kids understand the right roads and wrong roads to take in life :)
Brenda August 29, 2012 at 07:55 PM
Watching and Mythoughts? Its my fingers talking first, and Here, have a cup of coffee, its on me :)
Diane August 29, 2012 at 08:21 PM
My daughter left for san marcos at 6 am from Winchester rd....and saw 4 different accidents including one where they were removing large debris...she got to school at 745am yesterday.
sam shepperd August 29, 2012 at 08:26 PM
That's another thing that has to be written into regulation of the "medical marijuana" insustry. Every other "medecine" is rated for dosage strength. Yet look on the shelves of a MJ "dispensary" (really - have a look inside just to inform yourself). The labels say "Purple Ape", "Afghan Kush" etc. Nothing at all about level of active ingredient. Sure they have "estimated" levels posted. But it's not like pharmaceuticals (of which I am no great fan) which list exact levels of active ingredients. The problem is that recreational users weren't able to get pot legalized for just getting high for fun, so they turned to the farcical ploy of disguising their drug of choice as a "medicine" and all the users as "patients". The measure passed by the electorate was deceptive and should have been kept off the ballot until it reflected the proponents true objective. Oddly, they don't want pot legalized. That would take all the profit out of it if anyone could grow all they want in a windowsill planter. They want to set up a “cannabusiness” regulated by THEIR rules, and not rules agreed upon by the electorate. A few more of these pothead loose cannons bouncing around on the freeway will eventually spur efforts to rein in this madness. In the meantime, the dispensary owners know the end of their good times could come at any time and they are racing to make a few easy million before the party gets crashed.
TVOR August 30, 2012 at 07:55 PM
They should make it easier to get a medical marijuana card. Oh, wait, its not possible to make it any easier!
Brenda August 30, 2012 at 08:05 PM
That is the busiest time of the morning Diane going south along with everyone else. Hope your daughter always is aware of everyone, and watches out for those cutting off, speeding and driving wrecklessly. Less experienced drivers will panic the way some of these people cut us off literally missing our front end by a few inches. They might slam on their brakes and/or turn the wheel sharp and into the wall and a flip over they go. As the wreckless speeder keeps hauling azzhes down the freeway and doesnt even notice the carnage he left behind him. There are so many also just not reported we will never have an accurate count. Hope she stays safe.
Brenda August 30, 2012 at 08:20 PM
This is true Tvor. Teenagers and young adults going in and getting cards for headaches, stress, painful periods etc. should just NOT qualify. Those are day to day normal occurances in our lives and things we just have to deal with. The cards should only be given to people with serious illnesses as it was inititally set up to do.
Brenda August 31, 2012 at 06:34 PM


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