The CW 34 West Palm / CBS Channel 12 News reported recently that a five-car motor vehicle pileup crash occurred in Port St Lucie around lunchtime on Tuesday, March 30, 2021, allegedly caused by a man who had stolen the vehicle he was driving, had his license revoked five years ago and was also on Suboxone at the time of the crash.
According to a press release issued by officials with the Port St Lucie Police Department, the incident took place midday on Tuesday, March 30, 2021 along SE Crosspoint Drive in Port St Lucie. A local man stole a commercial work van and fled the scene, but caused a five-car crash along the eastbound lanes of Port St Lucie Boulevard, shutting down portions of the roadway for over an hour. Fortunately, no one was hurt in the pileup. The man admitted to responding police officers that he had taken Suboxone, a prescription medication used to treat opioid addiction, prior to the accident.
The man will face several criminal charges, including grand theft of a motor vehicle and driving under the influence of drugs, alcohol, or intoxicants (DUI.) No details on bail or court dates and times have been released. The investigation is currently in progress.
Certain prescription medications can make it dangerous to drive. Getting caught with a traffic violation while under the influence can lead to DUI charges. Please read your medication carefully and talk with your pharmacist about driving while taking it.