Coroner ID's Santa Cruz man killed in...

Coroner ID's Santa Cruz man killed in Highway 1 crash as Stephen E. Sibley

There are 89 comments on the Santa Cruz Sentinel story from Oct 25, 2010, titled Coroner ID's Santa Cruz man killed in Highway 1 crash as Stephen E. Sibley. In it, Santa Cruz Sentinel reports that:

The man who drove his Jeep into the opposite lane of traffic on Highway 1 Friday, killing a 29-year-old Canadian woman and injuring her infant son, has been identified as Stephen E. Sibley of Santa Cruz.

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nurse carole

Santa Cruz, CA

#94 Oct 27, 2010
People can assert any opinion they choose, pot vs alcohol, but when a mother is dead and a child in the hospital, well, nobody's argument sounds very convincing. If you are taking ANY drugs that can impair you, and really, there are a lot of them, just take the bus...
pot smokin granny

United States

#95 Oct 29, 2010
Mr J of Phoenix wrote:
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You are dishonest and purposely misinformed. YOU smoke dope to get high. Don't lay this off on your father's 'need'.
And you know this how? Why would you even write a stupid line like this. You can't possibly know anything about me or my reasons for doing what I do.

I do smoke to get high idiot, why else would I smoke. See anywhere where I say I'm sick? Do you see anywhere where I say I smoke for any other reason now? Had I known before what I know now I wouldn't have had to try it to convince my dad, but that IS how I was introduced to it and thank god I was.

Oh....and BTW....my introduction DID come by way of a doctor.

Have you ever heard what assuming does? Well you need to think about being a person who does "assume" WAY too much....like you know any thing about me...it just made an a$$ out of you....or maybe just solidified what an a$$ you really are.
Anonymous

Hayward, CA

#96 Oct 29, 2010
Hillbilly Crash Helmet wrote:
will the sentinel publish the toxicology report or final chp report?
they never did for bob rodgers
http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/localnews/ci...
what's up with that?
Regarding tox reports, if you smoke pot 2-3 days before being tested, it still shows up in the blood so the tests aren't a true representation of a persons clearness of head.
It is different with alcohol.
Anonymous

Hayward, CA

#97 Oct 29, 2010
nurse carole wrote:
People can assert any opinion they choose, pot vs alcohol, but when a mother is dead and a child in the hospital, well, nobody's argument sounds very convincing. If you are taking ANY drugs that can impair you, and really, there are a lot of them, just take the bus...
I agree about not drinking or smoking and then driving.
What really bothers me is the people talking on their phones when driving.I see it every day every where. A lady almost hit me yesterday. She was on her phone, drove through a stop sign and missed my car by inches. People should be outraged by this also.
I see it all over Santa Cruz county. I don't see people outraged by it. More accidents are caused by this than anything else.
Anonymous

Hayward, CA

#98 Oct 29, 2010
Kathy Corrieri wrote:
Since Friday when this story was posted, the Sentinel has indicated that this driver was suspected of being DUI of marijauna .. they also listed his age much younger ...how can they possibly have run enough tests to prove this? This is a tragedy for many ...it just does not seem right to drag someone through the mud to make a political point!! Shame on the Sentinel!!
That's my point Kathy. I'm getting beat up because I've defended my friend Steven. I would never bad mouth a person who has died.
It was an accident and both families are suffering. It's tragic.
Both of the deceased were loved by family and friends. Let them rest in peace.
Pot tests aren't credible since pot stays in the blood for 2-3 days after smoking. Tests can't show when a person smoked a joint.
Anonymous

Hayward, CA

#99 Oct 29, 2010
pot smokin granny wrote:
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And you know this how? Why would you even write a stupid line like this. You can't possibly know anything about me or my reasons for doing what I do.
I do smoke to get high idiot, why else would I smoke. See anywhere where I say I'm sick? Do you see anywhere where I say I smoke for any other reason now? Had I known before what I know now I wouldn't have had to try it to convince my dad, but that IS how I was introduced to it and thank god I was.
Oh....and BTW....my introduction DID come by way of a doctor.
Have you ever heard what assuming does? Well you need to think about being a person who does "assume" WAY too much....like you know any thing about me...it just made an **** out of you....or maybe just solidified what an **** you really are.
I had a girlfriend who had cancer with not long to live. She got pot to smoke so she had a better appetite and lived longer than the 6 months the doctor gave her. She was also much clearer in her head from using pot rather than the much stronger opiates.
The pot made her end of life better. Her husband smoked with her to help his stress being her caregiver. Some people don't understand how beneficial pot is. All they think in it is a drug.
Then they go and make their martini's.
Anonymous

Hayward, CA

#100 Oct 29, 2010
sad wrote:
This is so sad. My heart goes out to all of those who died. I read an article in the Mercury News last month about how they are having a difficult time determining how to know if someone is under the influence of marijuana when driving. I know that marijuana can be detected 30 days after someone uses it. THC will stay in the fat cells and hair for 30 days. The problem with officers detecting someone being high is that there is no test for marijuana that indicates that someone is high at the time of the test. They can detect THC in the blood, but that doesn't necessarily mean the person is high at the time. It's very much different than alcohol where you have a test that detects that someone has been drinking.
You also can't compare marijuana with alcohol regarding driving impairment. I recommend reading an article written by the department of transportation. Do a search for "marijuana and actual driving performance". It's very informative and I was surprised to read that they found marijuana doesn't have the same affect on driving as alcohol.
I also read the item. Pot tests can't prove a person is impared. The only way to ascertain if a person is impared is a field test. Since Steven was mortally injured when they found him, they couldn't test him. Who knows how his brain was functioning after the accident. He was dying.

Since: May 08

Santa Cruz, CA

#101 Oct 30, 2010
sweeter than honey wrote:
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I had a girlfriend who had cancer with not long to live. She got pot to smoke so she had a better appetite and lived longer than the 6 months the doctor gave her. She was also much clearer in her head from using pot rather than the much stronger opiates.
The pot made her end of life better. Her husband smoked with her to help his stress being her caregiver. Some people don't understand how beneficial pot is. All they think in it is a drug.
Then they go and make their martini's.
Pot may well have some beneficial effects for people.

However, people should not toke up and drive any more than they should drink martinis and drive or take painkillers and drive.

It impairs brain function. They all impair brain function.
pot smokin granny

United States

#102 Nov 1, 2010
Sweeter than honey no one who is not willing to do the homework will ever agree. They would much rather be followers and when something is on the table they know nothing about they stick to the side of least resistance because they are weak.

I'll fight for the legalization of pot until the day I die and I have already voted for it (mail in) but as a state....we aren't ready. If the only way they will make it legal and put the federal dogs back behind the gate is to keep it medicinal then keep it medicinal.

If they can not find a way of determining "current" conditions of a person "suspected" then we should not legalize it until cops won't use it as an excuse to arrest anyone that walks wrong. They already have far too many things to use ad "probable cause", lets not give them one more.

When and only when everyone is protected from unnecessary government intrusion into their personal lives then we do it. Right now MAY be too soon...look what this one story has done. How many drunks killed people that day?

That's the question. That's the issue. They need to figure out how to regulate it, they need to figure out how to tax it, they need to know when JUST puffed...across the board 50 bucks an ounce tax? That's just stupid. That's like saying the tax on ALL alcohol should be the same. Just like liquor, pot has different kinds, strengths, highs....is it all the same? NO!

We AREN'T ready yet to legalize it. We NEED to legalize it but we aren't ready and we need to get these people that JUST put money up to get it approved to use that money to get all the ducks in a row THEN legalize it.

See IDIOT who thinks they know me...YOU DON'T!

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