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Drugged or Drunk?

Posted by Childress on September 4, 2006

That’s the name of an interesting article on Salon that tells the story of Emily Dowdy, who now resides in Oklahoma’s Mabel Bassett Correctional Center, convicted of DUI manslaughter after her car plowed into another, instantly killing the son of a local police chief.

The twist in this tale is that it’s highly likely that Dowdy had been drugged with GHB at the nightclub she was visiting prior to the accident and that she had been raped.

Read the story.  It presents a compelling case for police departments to consider the possibility of GHB as a causal factor in accidents, and to routinely test for presence of the drug.

Dowdy hopes to be released on appeal, but until the court decides, she is in prison, suffering from partial paralysis as a result of the accident — and if she was, in fact, drugged, the perp who drugged her, raped her and caused the death of a young man remains free.

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One Response to “Drugged or Drunk?”

  1. Rene said

    Childress,

    You are buying in to a story that is not factual and is heresay. State court of criminals upheld the court and the jury’s verdict, Report came down last week. This Drunk Driver’s story of being drugged is crap and and the appeals courts decision and their written brief shows they know it is crap. She is lying and just doesn’t want to pay for her crime. She knows, God knows, and now we all know she lies and is guilty. The story is untruthful when it says she was not tested for GHB, she was. Court records and the appeals court says she was tested. No GHB, no other drugs an alcohol level of (.21)…. 30 minutes after wreck, and (.17) 3 hours after. For the appeals court decision and brief go to OSCN select search court dockets,put Emily Dowdy in the requested boxes and appeals in the other drop down menu. Their decision is at the end of all the trial stuff. Also look at http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/8760 to hear the true story and to learn more about the real and only victim in this tragedy RYAN BREWER

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