WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) – It was a car accident that left two people in pain. But instead of an accident report and insurance info, the victims say they wound up with a prescription for percocet from the driver who hit them.
Dennis Holmes still has back pain from a car accident in January. He claims Dr Justin Broughton hit him and pleaded with him not to call 911.
“He was like, ‘Please, please, you guys. Please don’t call the police on me. I’ve got a driving record right now. whatever it is i can do for y’all, i’ll do. you know, i’m a doctor.'”
We pulled Dr. Broughton’s record, and sure enough, numerous speeding citations date back more then 20 years.
The most recent, driving 50 in a 25 mile per hour zone. Holmes says he trusted the doctor, so he decided not to call the police.
“He told us to follow him to his doctor’s office to check our blood pressure and stuff. He wrote us a prescription for percocet 10s and sent us out the door,” recounted Holmes.
After taking a pill, Holmes got sick.
“I had hives. I was breaking out in a sweat, and I flushed the pills down the commode. I think it’s kinda bad. People can od off this stuff. That’s how the prescription pills get on the street.”
Since then, Holmes says Broughton paid for the damage to his car, but as for his pain…
“I thought, he’s a doctor, he really will take care of us. Now, here I am getting screwed, and he won’t give me nothing. He’s saying he don’t have to do nothing for us.”
Instead, Broughton has directed Holmes to his attorney, but all Holmes gets when he calls is a voicemail with no name.