Livermore Bicyclist Hit By Drunk Driv...

Livermore Bicyclist Hit By Drunk Driver in Chico

There are 7 comments on the Patch.com story from Sep 23, 2013, titled Livermore Bicyclist Hit By Drunk Driver in Chico. In it, Patch.com reports that:

Chico State Student Kristina Chesterman, 20, was hit by a drunk driver Sept. 22 while riding her bicycle near campus.

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Since: Mar 11

Livermore 94551

#2 Sep 24, 2013
This breaks my heart. I read this article early Tuesday morning on the Patch. When I got to work my brother (we work together) told me his friend was hit by a drunk driver at school in Chico. They went to Granada and graduated together. This girl's life will be forever changed because of this stupid senseless act by a drunk kid. My prayers are with her. You hear about miracles with brain injuries. I'm really hoping she can be one of those. I hope she pulls through. I've been to plenty of my friend's funerals. I don't want my little brother to go to a funeral for a friend.
Sad

Chico, CA

#3 Sep 25, 2013
Sadly she succumbed to her injuries yesterday afternoon. This is the 7th alcohol (and drug) related death of school aged people in Chico in a little over 1 year.

Since: Mar 11

Livermore 94551

#4 Sep 25, 2013
Sad wrote:
Sadly she succumbed to her injuries yesterday afternoon. This is the 7th alcohol (and drug) related death of school aged people in Chico in a little over 1 year.
:( I don't think my brother knows yet. He didn't say anything at work today. I don't want to tell him. I'm sure he will find out on Facebook. I don't think they were close as I've never heard him talk about her. This is so sad. I still can't understand why anyone would get behind the wheel drunk. I always told my brothers to call me. That offer is still open even though I don't live at home.
Ruth

United States

#5 Sep 26, 2013
District Attorney Mike Ramsey said the facts couldn’t sustain a murder charge because a driver has to be officially notified that continued drunken driving can cause death.?

Since: Mar 11

Livermore 94551

#6 Sep 26, 2013
Ruth wrote:
District Attorney Mike Ramsey said the facts couldnÂ’t sustain a murder charge because a driver has to be officially notified that continued drunken driving can cause death.?
That's the stupidest thing I've ever heard. I can understand how it couldn't be first degree. He didn't plan to get in his car and kill her or anyone that night. But when you're so shitfaced drunk that you're veering into bike lanes and sideswiping cars, and don't even have the mental capacity to stop and say, "oh shit, what did I just do? I better call 911. I just hit someone." and then stagger into his apartment and fall asleep. That's murder in my book. A life is GONE because of him and his actions. I don't care that he was 19 and drinking. I drank when I was 19. So did lots of other people I knew. But we all knew that you NEVER EVER EVER get in your car and drive. He knew that too. He just didn't do it. This Mike Ramsey fella needs to grow some balls and make our justice system work.
Sandra Chesterman

Livermore, CA

#7 Oct 2, 2013
Ruth wrote:
District Attorney Mike Ramsey said the facts couldn’t sustain a murder charge because a driver has to be officially notified that continued drunken driving can cause death.?
Kristina was/is my daughter. This information about not being able to sustain a murder charge is wrong. I can assure you that as we speak Riley Hoover is preparing to enter a plea for gross vehicular manslaughter with special circumstances. Today is his first court date. He also had packaged drugs for sale and was on felony probation out of ohio but was allowed to move to colorado but not California.Please keep our family in your prayers during this extremely difficult time. Check out kristinachesterman.org and Remembering Kristina Chesterman on facebook. I want everyone to know how special she was in life and in death. Her organs have already saved lives.
livermoremom

Pleasanton, CA

#8 Oct 6, 2013
Sandra Chesterman wrote:
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Kristina was/is my daughter. This information about not being able to sustain a murder charge is wrong. I can assure you that as we speak Riley Hoover is preparing to enter a plea for gross vehicular manslaughter with special circumstances. Today is his first court date. He also had packaged drugs for sale and was on felony probation out of ohio but was allowed to move to colorado but not California.Please keep our family in your prayers during this extremely difficult time. Check out kristinachesterman.org and Remembering Kristina Chesterman on facebook. I want everyone to know how special she was in life and in death. Her organs have already saved lives.
Sandra,

Just wanted to reach out to you and let you know my heart goes out to you and your family and everyone that knew and loved your daughter for your loss. This was such a senseless crime. One heartless, stupid person who has no regard for the law nor the lives of others foprever changed your life. Between this, the beating of the father in Pleasanton and now the bikers in NY, I am honestly scared for what type of society we live in. What is happening to our world? May your wonderful memories of your beloved daughter comfort you all during this very difficult time.

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