Jon Bon Jovi’s teenage daughter Stephanie overdosed on heroin last Wednesday in her dorm room and was not charged because of a brilliant thing called the 911 Good Samaritan law in New Jersey that prevents overdose victims and those who seek medical attention for the victims from being prosecuted.
The preventative measure is active in several other states including Washington, New Mexico, Wisconsin, Connecticut, and New York. Sadly, Chris Christie is looking to overturn the 911 Good Samaritan Emergency Response Act in NJ because he feels that it of a fear that it could inadvertently give drug dealers immunity.
Governor Christie’s state is one of many where overdoses are the leading cause of accidental deaths.
Without it, Bon Jovi’s daughter would be facing a maximum sentence of five years in prison, a $35,000 fee and/or a suspended license. More importantly, her college friends might have failed to call for an ambulance to avoid jail time. Worst case scenario: death.
In response to the news of Stephanie’s high-profile struggle, Matron of Darkness Sharon Osbourne has offered up her son Jack as the go-to guy for rock star children with drug problems.
“If she wants guidance from someone who has worked the steps and is older and wiser, call my son,” Osbourne said on The Talk.