In one of the most egregious examples of weak prosecutors and liberal out-of-touch judges, a Delaware man was sentenced to jail for eighteen months for killing Maryland woman as he drove while intoxicated. The sentence Garrett M. Cordrey received was about the same sentence as a person charged with a misdemeanor theft rap.
Hours before the crash, Abad had posted a photo on his Instagram page of three shot glasses filled with what he identified as “Jack Daniels Fire on the house.” Investigators have applied for a warrant to test Abad’s blood-alcohol level
Braiton Holloway pleaded guilty in January to driving under the influence of marijuana in the two-car accident that killed Jacob Garber, 20, of Morton.
Felony charges were dismissed in the plea agreement that followed disclosures by defense lawyer Steve Skelton about the victim, who allegedly was intoxicated and failed to stop at the intersection of Mitsubishi Motorway and West College Avenue on Normal’s far west side.
From WVVA GREENBRIER COUNTY (02/10/2015) A man convicted of driving under the influence and killing a […]
CENTREVILLE, MD. — Kaitlin Ashley Omara was sentenced on Jan. 13, 2015 to three years in jail for killing a motorcyclist and his passenger while she drove under the influence in a blazing crash in 2013.
Queen Anne County States Attorney Lance Richardson reported that on September 17, 2014 Kaitlin Ashley Omara of 439 Barnes Ave., Westminster, Maryland entered a plea of guilty to two counts of Negligent Homicide while under the influence of alcohol.
TUPELO – Lee County Prosecuting Attorney James D. Moore was arrested earlier this month, charged with driving under the influence and spent the night in the Lee County Jail.
New York: Prosecutor Evan P. Thomson – who locks up DWI drivers – busted for DWI by State Police after he booze-cruised down embankment- The investigation revealed Evan P. Thomson, a 26-year-old Morrisonville, New York resident, was the sole occupant in a vehicle northbound on I-87 and had traveled off the west portion of the roadway, striking the guide rails and proceeding down a steep embankment. Thomson declined medical attention at the scene.
After failing standardized field sobriety tests, Thomson was placed under arrest for driving while intoxicated and transported to SP Lewis.
Washington: Vancouver Police arrest Scotty Rowles for DUI drugs in death of Donald Collins; Clark County Prosecutor dumps the charge –
Police believe this is the first deadly crash involving marijuana since it became legal in Washington. >> See Photos
Investigators said the driver hit and killed a pedestrian around 5:50 p.m. on East Mill Plain Boulevard and Andresen Road.
Police say the victim, Donald Collins, a male in his 50’s, was believed to be walking back from Safeway and stepped out into the middle of traffic.
NEW HAVEN, Conn. — The family of a Branford woman who was killed in a car crash objected Monday to the driver’s recent plea bargain agreement, as they said no one notified them beforehand.
Vincent Mauro, 32, of Branford, appeared in Superior Court in New Haven on Monday in a hearing before Judge Maureen Keegan.
Mauro crashed a Mercedes Aug. 18, 2013 in Branford while driving under the influence of alcohol, killing his wife and passenger, Megan McAuliffe, 29. Mauro went off the road and struck a tree on Brushy Plain Road in Branford
But Sharp was charged in May only with driving while intoxicated and was allowed last month to plead guilty to a lesser charge — driving while ability impaired, a noncriminal violation.
He was fined $340 and paid a $260 surcharge. His license was suspended for 90 days, but he was allowed to get a conditional license so he could travel back and forth to work. He had to listen to a victims impact panel.
We hope Sharp did listen and learn from the stories of lives lost and ruined.
We hope he did not take to heart the more obvious lesson of his case: that his family connections allowed him to walk away from a serious crime with a minor punishment.
Sharp’s sentence should have been proportionate to the seriousness of the offense, and it wasn’t.
He should have been charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated and felony vehicular assault. Then, if he had been allowed to plead, he could have pleaded down to no less than driving while intoxicated, and would have faced more severe penalties, including losing his license for six months.
Sharp could have learned a different lesson: that he was going to be held responsible for his actions, despite his family ties. That would have discouraged him from further recklessness.