On September 12, 2023, BY, a Registered Nurse, was driving to a nursing assignment. She was extremely tired and pulled to the side of the highway behind a State Trooper. The Trooper went back to her car to investigate. Several other motorists pulled over and told the trooper that BY had been all over the highway, at time going completely off the roadway and then lurching back on. The Trooper had her exit the car and had her perform several field sobriety tests. She did poorly on the tests almost falling over. The Trooper placed her under arrest for Negligent Operation.
There was no odor of alcohol coming from her and there was no evidence of alcohol in the vehicle. During an inventory search of the vehicle the Trooper found a bottle of Morphine, a bottle of Haloperidol, and a bottle of Lorazepam (all controlled substances) in BY’s vehicle.. The Morphine and the Haloperidol were in prescription bottles that bore the name of a deceased patient. The Lorazepam was in a prescription bottle that bore BY’s name. The Trooper then added the charges of Operating Under the Influencer of Drugs and Unlawful Possession of Drugs.
The police filed a Notice of Immediate Threat with the RMV. The RMV immediately suspended BY’s Driver License.