King supports mandatory drug, alcohol testing after road accidents

Consultant Pathologist, Doctor Stephen King, has come out in support of mandatory testing for drugs and alcohol at scenes of road accidents.

King explained that because drugs get metabolized, the testing should be done as soon as possible.

He told the Times that if there is a waiting period of a few hours after samples are drawn, the findings would not be as relevant as a test that is done immediately.

King advocated  the use of breathalyzers, especially with the new devices that are currently available and which  he asserted are very accurate.

He stated that with the right breathalyzers and the appropriate legislation in place, the findings would be admissible in court.

“Anybody involved in an accident should have a breathalyzer test at the scene of an accident,” King declared.

He also said a mechanism should be in place to do blood and urine samples, since there are other substances that impair the ability to drive and the decisions pedestrians may make.

King said there was need for a system to be put in place between the police and the health services to allow the samples to be drawn in good time.


  1. Anonymous
    July 25, 2016 at 6:07 pm

    The hypocrisy in these statements leaves such a bad taste in my mouth. Pity all these tests weren’t available a few short years ago when young royalty SHOULD have been tested after that tragic accident that claimed a life.You entitled leaches sicken me. It wasn’t good for you and your lawyer at the scene then but you advocating now. Pay attention Lucians. Different strokes for different folks

    1. Anonymous
      July 25, 2016 at 6:21 pm

      It is sad how bitter people are when they see that some members of society are successful. It feels like some people sit at home waiting to see the successful people fall.
      They have no idea of the sacrifices of mortgaged properties and sleepless nights beating the books, while some others are partying, having many babies and buying bags to match every shoe that they wear.
      The differences in success are largely about our choices, self motivation and the decisions made by our ancestors.
      The hatred for successful people in our country is nauseating.

      1. jah know
        July 25, 2016 at 7:26 pm

        u are straying away from the topic

      2. At my best
        July 26, 2016 at 1:45 am

        I’m not against it but shouldn’t it have been implemented few yrs on that marina stretch when your son took the life of someone..and of course people are going to challenge you for this..what was the outcome in your situation??so please start at home before you bring it out..if was any normal citizen they would be in jail right now

  2. aLucian
    July 25, 2016 at 6:19 pm

    The irony.

  3. Sad-But-True
    July 25, 2016 at 6:37 pm

    I hope they make it mandatory that those test are administered on all UWP Ministers with immediate effect.

  4. Vaughn A R Blanchard
    July 25, 2016 at 7:30 pm

    Heard one of the proponents for the decriminalization of marijuana advocating for the mandatory testing for alcohol at the scene of accidents. At least this gentleman is asking for the mandatory testing for both drugs and alcohol.

  5. Anonymous
    July 26, 2016 at 6:04 pm

    I have lost all my respect for this man Dr. King. Your son killed someone a year ago while intoxicated. You never once mentioned any testing for drivers. Now all of a sudden you advocating as if you really care. Did you care when your son killed that poor visitor who was a father and husband? your son did not spend one night in jail. But he will be sued by the family very soon….Get lost !!!

    1. Anonymous
      July 26, 2016 at 6:41 pm

      Agree 100%. Accorsing to the British news report, they made sure to test the blood of the man who was killed so they could say he was drunk and blame him for his own death while the driver who knocked him down showed up with his lawyer and not a drop of blood was drawn.

  6. Anonymous
    July 27, 2016 at 1:26 pm

    Little king should face the same suites as the rest of us. Instead he was kept home for counselling by mother dearest. He now sits in Canada smiling