Stripping and Doping Don't Mix

A stripper learned the hard way not to mix prescriptions and alcohol when her Hummer H2 was involved in a two-car collision March 23. Her car slammed into the driver side of a Ford Escort at the intersection of Wynn and Spring Mountain roads around seven in the morning. While she walked away unharmed, the impact immediately killed the other driver in the wreck, 33-year-old James White.

The stripper, Shauna Miller, had been driving home following her shift at the club where she worked. She admitted to drinking two beers a few hours before she left work, and claims to have taken Xanax the night before. She claimed that the Escort ran the red light, and that she had attempted to brake to avoid the collision, but slammed into the vehicle instead.

Xanax is used as an antidepressant and helps reduce anxiety. When coupled with alcohol, however, it can intensify alcohol’s mind-numbing effects. Miller admitted to not having a prescription for the drug, and may have obtained the pills from friends at the club. According to one report, this drug is fairly popular among those in the adult entertainment industry, and is used as a coping mechanism. Apparently, it helps individuals deal with some of the stresses unique to the job.

When held up to police investigator’s reports, Miller’s version of what happened may not hold up in court. Apparently, there was no evidence on her vehicle that she had applied the brake. It was also unclear who had run the light or what direction Miller was actually traveling when the accident occurred.

What is known is that White’s Escort was completely demolished and Miller’s blood-alcohol content was above legal drinking level. Miller also failed two phases of the sobriety test administered at the scene. As a result, Miller faces charges of driving while under the influence, resulting in death.

One positive piece of news, however, is that White’s 2-year-old son, who was riding in a car seat in the back of the Escort, survived without a scratch. Only time will tell how this little boy fare emotionally in light of losing his Daddy in such a tragic turn of events.

Further investigation should reveal who was responsible for the accident.


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