Updated 03/14/2013 04:10 AM
Push for better warning labels on prescription drugs
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ALBANY COUNTY, N.Y. -- The Albany County Sheriff's office is teaming up with STOP-DWI for a push to have better warning on prescription drugs. It's part of the St. Patrick’s Day DWI and Drugged Driving Awareness Campaign.
They say better warnings on prescription containers will help warn drivers that operating under the influence could result in criminal charges or worse, especially if someone is injured or killed.
The initiative stems from several incidents, including the 2011 Voorheesville crash when LuAnn Burgess crashed her vehicle near a church, killing three women. Burgess had taken several medications, which officials say impaired her ability to drive.