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Drugs were ‘self-administered’ in vehicular manslaughter case (access required)

Where appellant admitted he had received a methadone treatment before a fatal traffic accident and his blood tested positive for Valium and Xanax, this was sufficient evidence to find the drugs were “self-administered” and to sustain convictions for aggravated involuntary manslaughter and driving while intoxicated. Facts Turner was driving her car eastbound. Ramey was a front-seat passenger. ...