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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.

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
http://www.pe.com/local-news/riverside-county/temecula/temecula-headlines-index/20120828-temecula-car-overturns-driver-arrested.ece

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