Cops: Driver on Drugs Hit by Driver on Booze
Both charged after hit and run on highway
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted May 2, 2014 2:29 PM CDT

(Newser) – These charges might explain why one driver sideswiped another and why the driver who got hit didn't have the reflexes to avoid the collision. After a man in upstate New York called police to say that his car had been hit by a driver who didn't stop, cops caught up to both vehicles on the Taconic Parkway in Columbia County and pulled them over. Troopers charged the driver who reported the incident, 38-year-old Malcolm Sidbury, with driving while impaired by drugs. They charged the second driver, 57-year-old Thomas Robbins, with driving while intoxicated.

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May 4, 2014 12:47 PM CDT
isn't that how RECESES CUPS was invented
May 4, 2014 11:16 AM CDT
Driving while impaired, whether by a cell phone or a substance or fatigue, reflects a lack of concern for your safety, and for everyone else's.
May 4, 2014 7:44 AM CDT
I KNOW ALL THESE STONERS (the legalized marajuwannasome now states)WILL CAUSE MORE CAR & TRUCK VEHICLES,HEAVY EQUIPMENT AND/OR ANY TYPE ACCIDENTS THAN ALCOHOL IN THE LONG RUN. WHEN THE STATS ARE OUT IN A FEW YEARS.!! PERIOD!! also my NON-SMOKING pothead honor student is way way smarter(maybe a GENIUS)!! for smoking those coffin nails in the first place!! the people who do this are all DUMBASSES!! MEANING.... (a stupid person; these words are used to express a low opinion of someone's intelligence. blockhead, bonehead, dunce, dunderhead, POTHEAD!!! THERE YA GO!!