MINEOLA, NY — Maureen McCormick, the executive assistant district attorney in charge of major cases for the Nassau County District Attorney’s Office, has prosecuted vehicular homicides for 32 years.
She knows all about the seven categories of drugs that traditionally impair driving skills.
“Some will slow you down, some will speed you up, make your eyes pinpoint,” McCormick said recently. “They all affect mental processing, and that’s the issue.”
We spoke to McCormick as New York State moves closer to legalizing marijuana—and in the wake of two, recent New Jersey cases, where a driver overdosing on opioids crashed his car.
In the first incident, a father and his teen son—on their way to a driving test—were killed at a…