West Virginia: Joshua Brown gets 2 – 10 years for killing Pappy Robinson and his dog in DUI joyride to hell

Courtroom DUI DWI action from around America: lawyer for drunk driver killer whined about alternative sentencing being more appropriate for DUI homicide…

W.Va. man gets prison time in fatal DUI crash

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. — A Shepherdstown man was sentenced to not less than two or more than 10 years in prison Friday in connection with a fatal drunken-driving crash on Nov. 1, 2014, in Jefferson County.

Prior to Friday’s hearing in Jefferson County Circuit Court, Joshua D. Brown, 28, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence causing the death of Nelson Robinson, 87, of Shepherdstown, as part of a plea agreement.

Jefferson County W. Va. Prosecuting Attorney Ralph Lorenzetti

In addition to the prison sentence, Brown also was assessed a $1,000 fine and court costs, Jefferson County Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Hassan Rasheed said in a news release.

Brown, who was driving west on W.Va. 45 in a Dodge Durango, struck an eastbound pickup truck driven by Robinson, who was later pronounced dead at Berkeley Medical Center, police said previously.

The victim’s dog also died in the crash, Rasheed said.

The driver of another vehicle struck in the crash, John Bogel, 43, of East Freedom, Pa., was treated at the scene, police said.

Jefferson County W. Va. Prosecuting Attorney Ralph Lorenzetti

Bogel told police that his car was struck by the Durango before the head-on crash with Robinson, Rasheed said.

A witness said that Brown attempted to pass his vehicle on the right, striking several mailboxes before returning to the road and striking Bogel’s vehicle. He then struck the Chevrolet Colorado that Robinson was driving head-on, Rasheed said.

Blood-test results listed Brown’s blood-alcohol concentration as 0.159 percent, he said…..MORE

Brown killed U. S. Army Veteran “Pappy” Robinson and his dog “Snowball” in his drunken joyride to hell

Nelson Boyd Lee Robinson Sr., “Pappy”, left this world with his beloved friend and dog “Snowball” on Saturday, November 1, 2014 as a result of a tragic car accident. “Snowball” was his everyday companion and sidekick and naturally was riding right by his side. As was his nature, he was taking care of everything for everyone at the moment of his death.
“Pappy” was loved so much by family, friends, and those who met him for only one time. He never met a stranger and as many remember him “he would give the shirt off his back if someone needed it.”
Nelson was a US Army veteran having served in combat during the Korean War in the 424th Field Artillery Battalion, Company B.
Over the years of his life he worked hard to provide for his family of seven. He worked many years in the apple orchards and road construction. Nelson was later employed by General Motors for 20 years and upon retirement began his career with his love of auctions, and wheeling and dealing in all his collectibles. He truly believed one man’s junk was “Pappy’s” treasure.
Nelson was born May 11, 1927 in Martinsburg WV to Andrew “Andy” and Elizabeth Hines Robinson. He was one of seven children.
Nelson is survived by his wife of 63 years, Mary Lea Vanorsdale Robinson, who he married July 5, 1951. His sister Bertie Mae Robinson Stilwell also survives him as the last surviving sibling in his family.
Nelson and Mary raised six sons and a daughter and an adopted grandchild over their married lifetime. Nelson is survived by son, Nelson Boyd Robinson, Jr., and wife Joyce; daughter, Connie Elizabeth DeHaven and husband, Dane; son Ronald Lee Robinson; son, Michael Lynn Robinson; son, Edward “Eugene” Robinson and wife, Karen; and son, Randy Lee Robinson and wife, Angie. In addition, Nelson is survived by an adopted grandchild raised by him and Mary, Michael Dustin Robinson and his wife, Melissa.
The “apples of his eye” were his twenty-four grandchildren and twenty-three great-grandchildren. Each and every one of Pappy’s babies loved to visit, play, travel, go to auctions, yard sale, flea market and just be with their “Pappy”. He was a two-step dancer and loved to dance. He will be especially remembered as the “life of the party” as he danced the nights away at his granddaughters weddings.