Drugged driving doesn’t seem to be as much of a problem here in Australia as it is in the US. We have breathalysers and roadside testing. The news makes public examples of drunk and drugged drivers. As someone who is still learning to drive and is about to sit for her provisional drivers’ licence, I wouldn’t dream of driving drunk or drugged. I know how hard it is to get a licence here and how easy it is to lose it. It’s wrong, it’s stupid and most people know that.
Mandy Stevenson (39) of Box Hill VIC, doesn’t. She killed her 17 year old son Joshua Stevenson, fractured her 10 year old son’s skull and severely injured two other kids when she crashed into a tree while high on a c*cktail of drugs.
Mandy had an assortment of different prescription drugs in her bloodstream and was falling asleep behind the wheel when she lost control of her car on the Colac-Murroon Road at Murroon. The car smashed into a tree, crumpling the right side of the passenger compartment, where Joshua was sitting. Sadly, he died before he could be freed from the wreckage.
A 14 year old boy who was with Mandy and co. described her behaviour as “smashed” when she arrived at the other kid’s house. He described her driving as “shit” and that she was falling asleep at the wheel, with her head dropping a couple of times. Well, excuse me, but why would you get into a car with a driver who was “smashed” and falling asleep at the wheel? You couldn’t have saved Joshua and his brother, but surely you could’ve saved yourself injury by refusing to get into the car with her? Did your parents ever teach you not to get into a car with someone who’s intoxicated?
Tests conducted at Geelong Hospital showed that Mandy had our old mates Xanax, Methadone and Oxycodone in her system. A doctor said that the effects of a combination of these drugs would impair judgement and render a person incapable of proper control. Well no shit Sherlock, you don’t need a degree in medicine to work that out!! This woman was known around the Colac area as a “doctor-shopper” – she went around getting different prescriptions from different doctors so that she could keep her constant supply of pills without raising suspicions. She was also a former heroin addict, hence the methadone. It was also reported that she passed around Xanax pills to her sons and their friends before the crash. Mother of the Year material right here, people! Not only “taking care” of her own kids but “providing for” other people’s kids too! How generous and caring!
Her husband, Clay Stevenson, who is the boys’ father, couldn’t even attend his own son’s funeral. You wanna know why? He’s in jail for a year for beating up Mandy. Yeah, I’d knock her lights out too if I found out she’d killed my son because she was driving while as high as a kite!!
Mandy was charged with culpable driving causing death, dangerous driving causing death, dangerous driving causing serious injury, driving under the influence of drugs and driving an unregistered and unroadworthy vehicle. Yet, she managed to successfully applied for bail. Oh great, so now she’ll just go out and do the same thing again and probably kill her other son. But wait, she has strict conditions! That’ll stop her! Banning her from driving, only attending approved medical practitioners and reporting to police daily, that’ll definitely stop her from wrecking someone else’s car that she stole and kill someone else. She should be in jail for murder!
We have “white trash” in Australia, we call them bogans. They’re filthy and drink in public. Every second word they say is “fucken”. The females often have several children to different fathers so that they can continue to get parenting payments, which they then spend on wide-screen tellies, smokes, booze, drugs and anything but the poor kids they popped out. They’re unkempt and often don’t work, preferring to bludge off Centrelink. Their children are poorly behaved in public and are just as foul-mouthed and dirty as their parents. They’re disgusting and Mandy Stevenson is one of them.
This “mother” gave her kids drugs, killed Joshua, nearly killed her other son and their friends, and is now allowed out into society. Disgusting. I hope she does the state of Victoria a favour and overdoses in a pitiful laneway somewhere. Grind her bloated arse up for shark chum.