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(Columbus Dispatch)   Man, I'm running late to the county jail to administer a drug test, I guess I can stop at Starbucks, what's the worst that could happen?   (dispatch.com) divider line 17
    More: Fail, State Highway Patrol, jail, road intersections, Brian Krebs, vehicular homicide, east side  
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15007 clicks; posted to Main » on 20 Dec 2013 at 1:41 PM (34 weeks ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2013-12-20 01:52:20 PM
4 votes:
"He gets to have a Christmas," Stepp said of Krebs. "It's not fair. I have to take my kids to the grave to see their father on Christmas."

If he actually gave a shait about you or his kids he wouldn't have been riding a motorcycle in the first place.
2013-12-20 01:57:34 PM
3 votes:
Well... sucks to be you, prosecutor.  If you break the law to secure a conviction, you don't get a conviction.  This is entirely correct and proper.

Fear the Clam: If he actually gave a shait about you or his kids he wouldn't have been riding a motorcycle in the first place.


Eh, there are things that are more dangerous than motorcycles.

Smart cars, for instance, are designed like the maker is  trying to kill you.
2013-12-20 01:57:19 PM
3 votes:
Louder pipes on either vehicle could surely have prevented this tragedy.
2013-12-20 01:47:37 PM
3 votes:
OK, criminal charges are out. But surely the family can still file an at fault/civil suit? (Like they'd get anything either way)
2013-12-20 02:10:32 PM
2 votes:

DerAppie: I don't get it. Why would the time matter that much? As long as the idiot isn't taking any new drugs there should be any negative (for the accused) effect on intoxication levels. Sure, you don't force the guy to go and have the alcohol test the next saturday at 23:00, but 2 minutes outside of the 3 hours? What is the rationale.behind that?


Because that's the way the law was written. If we allow a bit of "slip-time", how long do we let it slide? 1 minute? 3? 5? 10? 15?

It sucks, but this is why it pays to elect people who can both read AND think critically.

// the blame lies with the LEOs, who are supposed to know these things
2013-12-20 02:03:56 PM
2 votes:
Tragic all around, but...

Was the driver actually intoxicated at the scene, or was the state interested in charging him with the more serious crime simply because there were detectable amounts of certain substances in his bloodstream?

Did the driver have a history of DWI or run-ins with the law or did he have a clean record before this?

Those are some damn important factors to this story that are missing-- I don't know if I should be seriously pissed off or going "tsk tsk."

The reporter didn't do a very good job on this story at all.  Back in my news editor days I would have given him a major ass chewing and kicked him out to finish the goddamn story I was paying him to write.

/I sometimes miss being a grumpy newspaper editor.  It was fun at times.
//Reporters under me almost never did a half assed job twice.
2013-12-20 02:03:24 PM
2 votes:

Fear the Clam: "He gets to have a Christmas," Stepp said of Krebs. "It's not fair. I have to take my kids to the grave to see their father on Christmas."

If he actually gave a shait about you or his kids he wouldn't have been riding a motorcycle in the first place.


I have to admit, I kind of agree with this. If the guy had rear ended a car, chances are nobody would have gotten hurt. Accidents happen, I may be responsible for it but how is it also my fault if you choose to drive a vehicle that offers you absolutely not protection in an accident?

Also, can't drugs show up in a urine test days, or even weeks after you use them?
2013-12-20 02:01:23 PM
2 votes:
I don't understand why criminal charges are out. Do you have to be drunk to be accused of vehicular homicide now?
2013-12-20 01:47:15 PM
2 votes:
I'm really not trying to troll here, this just caught my eye

FTA : "It's not fair. I have to take my kids to the grave to see their father on Christmas."

You could actually do that on a different day, if you wanted.

Also yes, terribly unfair, bad trooper, bad justice etc.
2013-12-20 01:44:26 PM
2 votes:
That story pissed me off a bit.
2013-12-20 02:35:11 PM
1 votes:

Fear the Clam: "He gets to have a Christmas," Stepp said of Krebs. "It's not fair. I have to take my kids to the grave to see their father on Christmas."

If he actually gave a shait about you or his kids he wouldn't have been riding a motorcycle in the first place.


constroyer.com

THIS! I want to get my private pilot's license and a motorcycle. But until my kids are in college that's not going to happen. My wants come second to their needs. I'm not expecting to live forever and crap happens, but at least load the dice before you roll them.
2013-12-20 02:14:36 PM
1 votes:
Not sure about you other FARKERS out there, but if that happened to my family and this guy walks free....


/ dead man walking
2013-12-20 02:12:44 PM
1 votes:
If we're going to start changing farked up laws how about changing ones that will keep more people out of prison before we start adding more people in.
2013-12-20 02:07:31 PM
1 votes:
What a bunch of sh*t.  If the suspect is in custody since immediately after the accident and still tests positive for drugs, WTF difference does it make how long it was?
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-12-20 02:04:22 PM
1 votes:
Dalrint

In many states, alcohol is the difference between a minor moving violation and a serious crime. I have always thought this was backwards -- it's worse to knowingly drive dangerously than to be too drunk to realize you are in a car -- but it is the law.
2013-12-20 01:58:37 PM
1 votes:
A urine sample supplied by Krebs, 29, of 6079 Rover Lane on the East Side, tested positive for both amphetamines and marijuana.

That doesn't mean that he was high at the time
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-12-20 01:50:09 PM
1 votes:
Anthany J. Krebs slammed his car into the back of a motorcycle driven by Randle D. O'Bryan, of Pataskala, on June 3. O'Bryan, 44, was stopped in traffic on eastbound Rt. 16 west of the Cherry Valley Road intersection near Newark. He died that evening at Licking Memorial Hospital.

This would be a straightforward misdemeanor motor vehicle homicide case around here. Alcohol is an aggravating factor. If you permanently suck at driving it's a misdemeanor and if you temporarily suck at driving it's a felony.
 
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