Driver of fatal crash provides proof of meds
MIAMI (WSVN) -- The man accused of killing a 13-year-old girl in a busway crash spent the weekend in jail after a drug test found traces of amphetamines in his system.
Prosecutors say Sandor Guillen was drunk when he crashed his Range Rover into a minivan and killed 13-year-old Kaely Camacho, last April.
Guillen was ordered to stay away from drugs and alcohol while awaiting trial, but after failing a drug test on Friday, he was put back in jail.
Guillen blamed the failed test on ADHD medication. He claimed he was prescribed Adderall, but at the time he couldn't provide the name of the doctor who gave him access to the medication.
Miami-Dade Circuit Court Judge Ellen Venzer ordered Guillen back into custody until he could provide proof of a prescription.
Guillen was back in court on Monday, and this time he was able to provide documentation, medical records and prescriptions for the Adderall. He also admitted to taking other drugs like Wellbutrin and Ambien.
The judge was suspicious, as Guillen had not seen a psychiatrist in over a year, not to mention his trek to obtain the prescriptions for the drugs. "I think it's interesting that you went to Fort Lauderdale when you live in the south to see a nurse practitioner who's doling out prescriptions of controlled substances," said the judge, "but that's a story for another day. You will only hear this once: Do not violate my order."
Guillen said he visited Dr. Castellon from Broward General in 2011. However, the prescriptions were written by a nurse practitioner. The judge then questioned if this nurse practitioner was allowed to write prescriptions.
Speaking over a speaker phone in the court, the nurse said it is something she often does. "I work for several physicians, and based on patient needs, they let me sign prescriptions," said a nurse practitioner.
"So, wait a minute," said the judge, "what you are saying is, you have a prescription pad that is already filled out, and you make the decision as to whether or not you give that prescription to a patient?"
The victim's family said they continue to attend these status hearings, so the community never forgets the loss of their daughter and what people under the influence can do in terms of hurting a family. The victim's mother, Angela Camacho said, "I am extremely concerned. I don't want any other family to have to go through what my family is going through."
Guillen will be allowed to go home, but he has to return twice a week for drug testing. He must stay away from the drugs he has been prescribed including Adderall, Wellbutrin and Ambien. He will also have to submit to drug testing twice a week.
Defense Attorney Bruce Lear said, "He complied with everything he had to. What's happening in medical office, I have no idea."
The only drug the judge said he could take is one he currently takes for stomach issues.
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