When it comes to being under the influence of a substance and driving, we all just kind of assume that the story is going to be about alcohol and how the driver is being sent to an alcohol rehab in NJ. However, as this story shows, that isn’t always the case, nor is alcohol the only substance that can be deadly when consumed. In this instance, it was a combination of methamphetamine and marijuana that proved to be a fatal combination for the person sitting in the passenger seat.

 

A New Jersey man admitted Monday he was under the influence of pot and methamphetamine during a crash that killed his passenger in Pemberton Township nearly two years ago.

John P. Randolph (Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office)

John P. Randolph, 40, of the Atco section of Waterford, pleaded guilty to vehicular manslaughter, the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office sad in a statement.

The crash occurred around 6 a.m. on Sept. 27, 2016 when Randolph’s car left the road and struck a tree. The passenger,  Dennis M. McCaffrey Jr., 39, was pronounced dead when emergency responders arrived near Hanover Boulevard and Magnolia Street in the Browns Mills section of town. Click Here to Continue Reading

Reviewed for Medical & Clinical Accuracy by Dr. Jeffrey Berman, MD

Dr. Jeffrey Berman, MDDr. Jeffrey Berman is a psychiatrist in Teaneck, New Jersey and is affiliated with Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. He received his medical degree from State University of New York Upstate Medical University and has been in practice for more than 20 years. He also speaks multiple languages, including French and Hebrew.

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