MARIJUANA ACTIVIST DIES IN DUI ACCIDENT – For years Jennifer Friede, 34, has campaigned rigorously in support of marijuana use with the essence that ‘drink driving’ was far more dangerous and prevalent than marijuana use.
Jennifer Friede was a highly prominent activist for the use of medical marijuana and consistently gave the message that the drug was far safer than alcohol consumption and indeed kills far less people per year.
Jennifer was traveling in a car driven by her boyfriend, Jeremy DePinto when the accident occurred. Police reported that they arrested the driver of the vehicle responsible which was, according to eyewitnesses, being driving down Interstate 25 on the wrong side of the freeway.
The driver was held on suspicion of DUI and Vehicular Homicide.
Jennifer’s boyfriend, Jeremy DePinot told local reporters that for years he and Jennifer had campaigned at the Capitol for Government to expand access to marijuana with the remit that marijuana was safer than alcohol.
Mr. DePinot went on to say that it was ironic that an uninsured drunk driver killed Jennifer.
Mr. DePinto was driving the car and described the accident. According to his statement he was driving in the high-occupancy lane when he notice a car traveling towards him. He tried to maneuver but was blocked in by other vehicles. At the last second he veered to the left but by that time it was too late as the other vehicle collided with him at speed.
Jennifer leaves behind four children.
The driver of the other vehicle has been named as Rebecca Maez, 27, and has previous DUI convictions plus convictions for speeding and driving without a license. Currently she remains detained at Denver Detention Centre on an $80,000 bond.