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Three years ago a woman ran into an SUV on a road near a major highway. There were 5 people retrieving the car. Four people died and only one survived. She got her license suspended for one year and was supposed to serve two 90-day sentences in jail. She got off with a 5 yrs probation. A year later, she got her license back. About two months ago, she hit a college student on a bike on a road (he literally, flew up in the air before landing). She kept on going and didn't stop to see if he was alright. She got a lawyer and was supposed to show up at court 3 days ago. Her husband sent a note to her lawyer to say that she went to the hospital due to her anxiety attacks. There is no record of her showing up at the hospital (outpatient or inpatient). Her husband gave her lawyer the note. The judge found it suspicious. They can't find her now. Do you think that she should have gotten her license back one year after killing 4 people?

 
amessageofhope

Asked by amessageofhope at 1:12 AM on Oct. 17, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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Answers (14)
  • It seems like she was let off too easy in the first place to me. Four deaths should not equal probabtion.
    scout_mom

    Answer by scout_mom at 1:15 AM on Oct. 17, 2010

  • Im with you on this one. Let the punishment fit the crime. Some people should not have the right to drive.
    Blabbermouth

    Answer by Blabbermouth at 2:20 AM on Oct. 17, 2010

  • I agree with seturkey. There isn't enough information about the original crash. Was she drunk? did her car skid because of ice? did she run a stop sign? was it road rage? If it was purely accidental and she was not drunk or on drugs, then its a horrible situation but the punishment fit.
    BigfordBrat

    Answer by BigfordBrat at 7:31 AM on Oct. 17, 2010

  • Need more info about the first incident.

    QuinnMae

    Answer by QuinnMae at 9:30 AM on Oct. 17, 2010

  • Nope but all they can do is vote out that judge if thats how their state does it. There are bad judges. That mean old Bill Oreilly (for those who think he's so bad)goes out and highlights bad judges and makes them face the music. You think thats bad, how do you feel about the judges who let child molesters off with probation or out of jail after a year. Happens all the time. The lady in your story was just one of the lucky ones. The college student another victim.
    itsmesteph11

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 2:03 PM on Oct. 17, 2010

  • Hindsight is great. I'd definitely need more information surrounding the first accident. Obviously, with regard to the second accident, she acted completely irresponsibly. Even if the bicyclist had ridden out in front of her, being careless, she should have stopped to see if he was okay and to call for help if he wasn't. The two accidents combined make it clear that she is not a person who should have a license to drive.

    jsbenkert

    Answer by jsbenkert at 5:22 PM on Oct. 17, 2010

  • That is insane! I've heard of people getting worse for less severe crimes. She should not have been able to get back on the road after that, or at least not for a very long time. I hope she goes away for life this time, when they find her.
    Mrs.BAT

    Answer by Mrs.BAT at 4:15 AM on Oct. 17, 2010

  • Thats an awful situation but unless it was intentional or she was using drugs/drinking I don't really see why you would not let her have the license back. People make mistakes while driving for many reasons and with how fast you are driving on the highway... death is often the outcome of an accident.
    seturkey

    Answer by seturkey at 4:45 AM on Oct. 17, 2010

  • Wow now that is really sad
    tnmomofive

    Answer by tnmomofive at 8:37 AM on Oct. 17, 2010

  • She sounds like a selfish pig.
    mustbeGRACE

    Answer by mustbeGRACE at 12:34 PM on Oct. 17, 2010

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