Montana Woman Fights DUI With Date-Rape Drug Defense

November 27, 2012

  • November 27, 2012 at 2:11 pm
    Compman says:
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    • November 27, 2012 at 3:14 pm
      Jon says:
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      Most date rape drugs impair the victims faculties, but do not in themselves render someone unconscious.

      I had two friends who were “roofied” in college. Neither passed out. One was able to hold it together long enough to get out of the house (frat) party. The other, unfortunately, was not.

      Date rape drugs do not increase your BAC.

      That should be relatively easy to prove too much alcohol in a DUI charge.

      The downside of most date rape drugs is they break down incredibly quickly and are very hard to prove if the victim is examined too long after the fact.

      The rest of your commentary is, quite frankly, disgusting and ill-considered.

      • November 27, 2012 at 3:24 pm
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        Jon,

        Thank you for the lesson on the date rape drugs. I have had no encounters with them so I that is why I said “I believe” as I was not sure.

        As for my other part of the comment, I was just making a joke. You people need to lighten up a little.

        • November 27, 2012 at 3:27 pm
          Jon says:
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          Sorry Compman, but to anyone with any personal experience with the after effects–it’s not any kind of joking matter.

          • November 27, 2012 at 3:29 pm
            Compman says:
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            I bet your a blast at the company party too.

          • November 27, 2012 at 5:11 pm
            Jon says:
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            @Compman:

            I couldn’t say, my company doesn’t spring for parties.

  • November 27, 2012 at 2:31 pm
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    I agree with Compman up to the “if she is ugly” — had the individual been given the date rape drug, she should not have been able to get into her car and drive. And unless someone was physically attacking her, there would appear to be no reason to do so. My opinion is that this individual is just one more person who is unwilling to take responsibility for her own choices.

    • November 27, 2012 at 3:14 pm
      Jon says:
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      Incorrect. See my above response.

  • November 27, 2012 at 3:14 pm
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    While I agree she should be given an award for her creativity if that’s how it shakes out, understand date rape drugs do not always “knock a person out” – at least not immediately. My neice was given one at a bar w/o her knowledge, felt very “weird” and friends took her home where she fell asleep later. Just an FYI….

  • November 27, 2012 at 4:38 pm
    susan says:
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    Bunch of pathetic men out there who have to drug women so they might have a shot at getting laid.

    • November 27, 2012 at 6:19 pm
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      No kidding. Is a Hooker any cheaper then the date rape stuff? Hooker has to be the better option – cant rape the willing.

      • November 28, 2012 at 1:54 pm
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        And, you probably get more bang for your buck! Sorry, had to be done. Try the veal and tip your servers.

  • November 28, 2012 at 5:14 pm
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    It’s truly difficult to know when a rape drug is slipped into your drink. That’s why DrinkSavvy is developing cups, straws, and glassware that will immediately change color to warn you if a drug is slipped into your drink. To learn more and to get our products before anyone else, visit our campaign at http://www.IndieGoGo.com/DrinkSavvy.

    • November 29, 2012 at 2:42 pm
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      Good to know.

      • December 3, 2012 at 11:13 am
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        Jon was sorta right. Checking the BAC should be easy. He was wrong however, in stating that “unfortunately, most date rape drugs are broken down very quickly”

        Flunitrazepam aka Rohypnol aka Roofies = half-life in blood stream 18-26 hours

        GHB = half life 30-60 minutes, however its metabolites last much longer. Also, GHB uses the same enzymes as alcohol for breakdown, so any combination of the two will cause it to be present for longer periods.

        Virtually any benzodiazepine will be detectable for many days as they are poorly water soluble, so your valium/xanax/etc will also be easily detectable.

        The real problem this brings up though, is the possibility of this woman actually taking say xanax, and then drinking and driving. Now instead of getting the book thrown at her, she could claim she was drugged.

        • December 3, 2012 at 10:59 pm
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          Rohypnol’s effects last for 8-24 hours. Most experts state that you have a 24 hour window for actionable test results.

          GHB is only detectible in urine tests within 8-12 hours. It is not detectible using over-the-counter urine tests. The duration is 1-3 hours, and in high enough (or repetitive) doses can induce unconsciousness. GHB is also a naturally occurring chemical within the body which makes detecting someone being doped with GHB more difficult.

          It *can* be confirmed if you test the victims hair follicles–that is, if your police dept. has that kind of resources or even inclination to test.

          Sexual assault cases are some of the least crime-against-another cases brought to trial.

          So while I was less factually overt in my initial post (this is an insurance industry forum, after all) I am still correct.



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