MonkeyMaster: I actually drive that road to and from work everyday. When the accident happened they were doing (and still are) road construction, taking a divided four lane down to a two lane. And the two lane at the time they were using was the southbound lane. Those two lanes were divided with little orange cones, not the best marker IMHO. I could see how someone with a little impairment (tired/alcohol/crack/road head) could think they were driving in the left hand southbound lane when in fact they were in the northbound lane. Maybe thats what made it atypical.
meanmutton: A (criminal defense) lawyer friend of mine once said that if you're going to murder someone, run them over with your car and then quickly down a pint of vodka, be sure to be the one to call the cops, and be performing CPR on them when the cops get there.
Highroller48: Of course the sentence is ridiculously light.However, the REAL hypocrisy here is that the outrage is coming from a site populated by people that think random DUI checkstops and pre-set BAC limits are unconstitutional.
Somaticasual: In fairness, at least this one got jailtime. The blond girl in Austin, however, was a travesty of justice. Left the girl to die on the side of the road while she went home and "slept it off" => innocent.
Firethorn: Um... yeah...Normally I'm all for shorter sentences; combined with actual work at reforming people, it's just plain cheaper.But 60 days for killing 2 people? I could only see that if it's only the start of punishment/reform - mandatory alcohol counseling, years of community service, etc...
labman: 60 whole days. Wow.How about this, chop off one of his hands and tell him if he's ever caught drinking and driving, he loses the other one.
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