On Saturday, August 20, a Palmyra, Pennsylvania, woman who was high on the synthetic drug known as “bath salts” crashed into a parked car while she was driving with a four-year-old girl in the back seat.
According to PennLive.com, the 33-year-old woman faces charges of Driving Under the Influence of a Controlled Substance, Endangering the Welfare of Children, and Carless Driving from North Londonderry Township police. The crash occurred just after 6 a.m. just three blocks from the woman’s home on Brunswick Lane. Both cars sustained damage.
The relationship between the driver and the little girl, who was unhurt in the crash, is unclear.
A blood test determined that the driver was under the influence of bath salts, which were recently banned in Pennsylvania along with synthetic marijuana and salvia. The law against possession and sale of these drugs in Pennsylvania took effect on Monday, August 22.
“These poisons are called ‘fake drugs,’ but the danger they present to young people and the burden the use of these ‘fake’ drugs puts on our police departments and hospitals is all too real,” State Rep. Jennifer Mann recently said. “As of today we’re giving our police officers the tools they need to get these drugs off the street and out of retail stores.”
If you have been injured in a car accident or if someone you know has been injured or killed in a car accident, the Pennsylvania car accident attorneys at Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers may be able to help you.