CELEXA & ALCOHOL: Vehicular Homicide: Nevada

Paragraphs two and three read:  “The suspect is in jail,
accused of killing Bob Childress who was simply on his way to work.
Jacques Norton faces a charge of felony DUI causing death. The
charge accuses him of being under the influence of drugs with
enhancement of alcohol.”

“Police believe Norton got carried
away with the prescription anti-depressant Celexa and mixed that, with a
handful of mixed drinks.
He was reportedly so out of it, police had to
stop a field sobriety test for his own safety.”

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http://www.ktnv.com/Global/story.asp?S=12261289

Police say suspect in deadly DUI crash didn’t know what month it
was

Updated: Apr 06, 2010 1:38 AM
CDT

Police say suspect in
deadly DUI crash didn’t know what month it was


Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) – A man is dead after being killed by a
suspected intoxicated driver on Easter morning. An arrest reports says the
22-year-old suspect had been out at a club earlier in the night, drinking
alcohol and popping pills.

The suspect is in jail, accused of killing
Bob Childress who was simply on his way to work.  Jacques Norton faces a
charge of felony DUI causing death. The charge accuses him of being under the
influence of drugs with enhancement of alcohol.

Police believe Norton got
carried away with the prescription anti-depressant Celexa and mixed that, with a
handful of mixed drinks. He was reportedly so out of it, police had to stop a
field sobriety test for his own safety.

“I still feel like he’s going to
come and walk through the door,” explained Dawn Miller, who was Childress’
roommate.

Childress was on his way to work as a bus driver with Coach
America charter bus service when he lost his life. He was driving northbound on
Main when a police report says, Norton did not stop for a red light and hit
Childress’ driver side. The impact sent him flying almost 150 feet into the
eastbound lanes of Charleston.

“I don’t want to be angry. I’m very angry
though,” said Miller.

An arrest report says Norton admitted to taking
five 15 mg pills of Celexa and to drinking four to five drinks of vodka tonic at
the club.

The report says he blatantly told police, “I can’t drive home.
I’m too drunk.”

When asked what the date was Norton thought it was May
1st, when it was April 4th.

“He has the rest of his life and we have the
rest of our lives without Bob,” said Miller.

According to the report
Norton had no idea he hit another vehicle near the downtown intersection. He
reportedly told police he hit a fire hydrant and wanted to know how bad his car
was.

“This was not a thing, it was a person that somebody loved. He was
always with us. He can never replaced. He tore apart my family” said Ariell
Miller, who also lived with Childress.

On top of not knowing, what month
it was and not knowing that he had hit somebody Norton reportedly also had no
clue what street he was on at the time of the accident. A preliminary
breathalyzer test showed his alcohol level was nearly twice the legal limit.
Further blood tests are pending.

Childress is expected to be cremated in
the days to come. His roommates describe him as a hard-working, low-key
gentleman who was always willing to lend a helping hand to others.

Last
year, 84 people in Nevada were killed in drunk driving accidents. 61 of those
victims died in Clark County.

Stay with Action News for new
developments on this accident investigation
.

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ANTIDEPRESSANT DUI: Vehicular Homicide: Woman Gets 6 Years in Prison: W Va

Paragraph six reads:  “Brown was taking
prescription medication for depression
and panic attacks
the morning of the crash. But during that plea hearing She admitted publicly she
was taking much more than what was
prescribed.

http://www.wsaz.com/news/headlines/50136157.html?ref=157

NEW INFO: Erma Brown Sentenced In DUI Crash that Killed Mother, Two St.
Joe Students
Erma Brown sentenced to three consecutive 2-10 year prison

terms.


Posted: 11:31 AM Apr 12, 2010
Reporter: Carrie
Cline
Email Address:
carrie.cline@wsaz.com


mip://058efea0/default.html??.htm UPDATE 4/12 11:30 am

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) — The woman who pleaded
guilty to causing a fiery crash that killed a mother and two high school
students will spend a minimum six years behind bars.

In February, Erma
Brown pleaded guilty to three counts of DUI causing death.

The 2-vehicle
accident happened at about 7:30 a.m. on April 2, 2009 on Alternate Route 10 near
the intersection of Eden’s Branch Road in Barboursville.

Investigators
say Brown crossed the center line and hit the car driven by 47-year-old Carole
Crawford. Crawford, her daughter Meaghan, 16, and Kelsey Kuhn, 15, died in the
crash after their car caught fire.

During Monday’s hearing in Cabell
County Circuit Court, Judge Dan O’Hanlon sentenced Brown to three consecutive
2-10 year prison terms. That is the maximum sentenced allowed for her
plea.

Brown was taking prescription medication for depression and panic
attacks the morning of the crash. But during that plea hearing She admitted
publicly she was taking much more than what was prescribed.

Before
handing down the sentence, the court heard from both families.

Keep
clicking on WSAZ.com for updated
information

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