Vehicular Homicide Med For Depression & Alcohol 2011-07-05 South Dakota Man in Car Hits & Kills Bicyclist
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Paragraph 3 reads:  "Bendt was driving under the influence of anti depressant medication and alcohol when he struck and killed 49 year old Kevin Rogers on West 57th Street."

SSRI Stories Note:  The Physicians Desk Reference states that antidepressants can cause a craving for alcohol and can cause alcohol abuse. Also, the liver cannot metabolize the antidepressant and the alcohol simultaneously, thus leading to higher levels of both alcohol and the antidepressant in the human body.



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Bendt Reaches Plea Deal for Killing SF Bicyclist

by KDLT News
July 06, 2011 6:47 PM


The man who hit and killed a Sioux Falls bicyclist last August reaches a plea deal with prosecutors.

David Bendt, who is 43 years old, has pleaded not guilty to a reduced charges of second degree manslaughter and one count of DWI.

Bendt was driving under the influence of anti depressant medication and alcohol when he struck and killed 49 year old Kevin Rogers on West 57th Street.

Bendt could face up to a year in jail, and 10 years suspended.

He's scheduled to be sentenced on September 20th.