Maryland: Kaitlin Ashley Omara given sweet deal for killing two on motorcycle while DUI in her Nissan

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.

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Mississippi: Lee County Deputy injured when hit by DUI driver; Lee County Prosecutor James Moore arrested for DUI after crash while smashed

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.

Lee County Prosecutor James Moore spent night in jail after DWI arrest by Tupelo Police on Dec. 2 2014

New York: Prosecutor Evan P. Thomson – who locks up DWI drivers – busted for DWI by State Police after he booze-cruised down embankment

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.

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Washington: Vancouver Police arrest Scotty Rowles for DUI drugs in death of Donald Collins; Clark County Prosecutor dumps the charge

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.

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Connecticut: Vincent Mauro cuts a sweet plea deal after leaving his sweet wife to die in blazing DUI wreck

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

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New York: Post-Star editorial questions collusion for good ole boy connections of Steven Sharp in DWI charges

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.

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South Carolina: DUI killer who only got one year in jail sentenced again on DUI charge

A man who served time on a drunk driving conviction in connection with a 2011 fatal crash has been sentenced on a second DUI charge.

A judge ordered Robert Darren Craft, 40, to serve nine months in jail this week for a count of DUI second offense. The latest incident took place back in December of last year, when he was pulled over after an officer said he was driving suspiciously. Officers said he failed field sobriety tests.

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Maryland: victims of DUI driver let Judge Thomas Miller III know what they think of his weak ruling in DUI case of Devin Fraser

Kaitlynn Elizabeth Warner, 28, 601 Pleasantview Ave., Pasadena; charged Feb. 1, 2014; pleaded guilty DUI; bac refused; jail 60 days, suspend all; probation 18 months sup; AETD, VIP; fines/costs not listed.

Tyler David Bradfield, 19, 8512 Crooked Tree Lane, Laurel; charged March 2, 2014; pleaded guilty DUI; bac refused; jail 60 days, suspend all but 6 days, credit two days time served, to be served as two weekends; probation 18 months sup; $42.50/costs not listed.

Devin Gray Fraser, 27, 8354 Capel Drive, Pasadena; charged Sept. 21, 2013; pleaded guilty DWI; bac .22; jail 6 months, suspend all but 2 days; probation 18 months sup; $42.50/costs not listed.

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Kentucky: Judge allowed Cody File out of jail on probation in DUI plea deal after he killed Caroline Minks; busted again for DUI

Authorities say in 2009, 18-year-old Caroline Minks was killed in a drunk driving accident with Cody File behind the wheel on River Rd. He was sentenced to 14 years after pleading guilty to manslaughter, but only served eight months before he was granted shock probation.

Last month, 23-year-old File was arrested again for driving drunk in Henry County. He’s charged with DUI, failure to report a traffic accident and operating on a suspended license.

Cody File faces serving the rest of his 14 years in prison after another DUI arrest.