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Finally a reasonable sentence

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Major Taylor said:
Look at what you have to be caught doing to get a reasonable sentence. He was speeding while on LSD and drunk as hell with several priors.

If you kill someone in California while driving drunk (and have multiple priors for DUI) the sentence is Life in Prison with the earliest possibility of parole in 15 years.
 
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CentralCaliBike said:
If you kill someone in California while driving drunk (and have multiple priors for DUI) the sentence is Life in Prison with the earliest possibility of parole in 15 years.

About time. I could never understand this country's tolerance for drunk driving.
 
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richwagmn said:
About time. I could never understand this country's tolerance for drunk driving.

The drunks scare me - it is a great law, but I have been run off the road while riding by truck drivers who were stone cold sober and knew exactly what was being done. :mad:
 
Martin318is said:
http://www.theage.com.au/national/cyclists-death-13-years-jail-for-drunken-driver-20091214-ksai.html

First time in ages that I have seen a motorist get a close to acceptable punishment for killing or injuring a cyclist. We have seen so many cases go past where the driver has been on a mobile phone, doing makeup, etc I had given up hope that the courts would take car vs bike incidents seriously...

I ride past the accident site every Saturday morning. It happened about 2 minutes from my girlfriend's fathers place. She was on her way there at the time the incident happened, and saw the car. Horrific.