I really need help. I was involved in a accident in 2011 while getting off work night shift 7p-7a in Pennsylvania. The accident was my fault. (had one of those nights where I just wanted to go home). My car was totaled and the person I hit got hurt where he had to have surgery on his hand. (I never been in shock before, before that moment). I take adderall and xanax. I was taken to the hospital a toxicology screen was done and my prescriptions came up in my urine. Also they came up in the toxicology report. When I recieved the report my levels were way below what the report showed. In a nut shell based on the report I did not take any of my prescribed medications the way I was not suppose to. I take xanax in the am for sleep in adderall twice a day. Long story short I hired a attorney and the individual who was hurt is trying to block me from getting ARD. I was not impaired and based on the toxicology report my levels showed I took my medications the way I was suppose to for the last 3 years. I renewed my lisence and reported it to the board where you check yes on the application do you have any pending criminal charges. My dilema is I was not impaired, have proof I took my medications as prescribed based on the NMS report, I have a letter from my doctor and I have my prescriptions. Did I mention the person I hit lost his job which I cried like a baby when we were in court when I found out. I cried so bad because never in my life would I ever do anything to hurt anyone or anything intentionally. The victims wife is the one who is telling her husband not to give me ARD. Im a honest nurse I don't drink or do drugs never got into a incident at work involving drugs who loves what I do. Im just annoyed at the system. Was I guilty of the accident yes. But never label me as someone who was "Driving while under the Influence of drugs." I definitely plan on hiring a nursing attorney for my case just in case the board tries anything. My questions is:
1. What does the nursing board do in this case?
2. If they block me from ARD how long does DUI stay on your record
3. Has anyone been through the same situation?
4. What documents would I need to send to the nursing board to prove my innocence.
Any advice would help me. Thank you and god bless!