Records: Woman suffering from withdrawal drove into clinic

AP News
Posted: Dec 15, 2016 1:05 PM

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Court documents say a woman who drove her truck into a southwest Missouri health center was suffering from withdrawal because a doctor stopped prescribing her anti-anxiety medication.

The Springfield News-Leader ( ) reports that 58-year-old Andrea Gully is jailed on a felony property damage charge. Her attorney, Tad Morlan, said what happened was "unfortunate" and that he hopes to resolve it in a "fair and understanding manner."

Documents say Gully was experiencing body shakes, anger and depression due to withdrawal from Xanax, which she had taken for years.

On Monday, Gully checked into a Springfield center that serves low-income, underinsured patients. Court documents say she drove through the clinic's main doors after waiting a few hours. No one was hurt.

She told a reporter as she was being led away in handcuffs that she was upset she wasn't being given "my medication."