Iowa driver accused of playing video game sentenced for deadly wreck

A Muscatine man who prosecutors say was distracted by a video game while driving has been sentenced to five years in prison for a wreck that killed a Dubuque couple in 2009. Full Story
Thrall

New York, NY

#1 Aug 12, 2010
Unbelievable.
Should

United States

#2 Aug 12, 2010
Have been 25 years , you get behind the wheel your driving a loaded gun - use it wrong and have a nice life in prison
nick

Toronto, Canada

#3 Aug 12, 2010
blue guy!!!!!!!!!!
dj heaven

Onamia, MN

#4 Aug 12, 2010
LOL well i guess that means that i should stop texting and playing my DS. but it's so fun!!!! multi-tasking is the greatest ability a human can do :) you just gotta use the "knee technique"
Bubba

Saint Paul, MN

#5 Aug 12, 2010
Yeah, but what game? C'mon you investigative reporters, investigate!
RRR

Minneapolis, MN

#6 Aug 12, 2010
5 years? That's it? How about 5 years and 10 additional years w/o a license?
How can people get behind a wheel and think it a good idea to do something other than pay attention? Agreed with "Should", you're driving a loaded weapon.
Theresa

Chaska, MN

#7 Aug 12, 2010
A couple of days ago, people were bad mouthing Motorcyle drivers(due to the icrease in fatalities due to Sturgis) At least motorcyclists keep two hands on the wheel.
The real - NICE

Saint Paul, MN

#8 Aug 12, 2010
Un F'n real
Dick L

Saint Paul, MN

#10 Aug 12, 2010
nick wrote:
blue guy!!!!!!!!!!
What the hell does that mean??
Gmen

San Francisco, CA

#11 Aug 12, 2010
ok, so video gamer gets five years but the Hmong guy that couldn't stop his Toyota recieved 8 years in prison for his sentence for what truly was an accident. I am glad the Prosecutor decided not to go forward with the re-trial and called for his release.
Hawkshaw

Saint Paul, MN

#12 Aug 12, 2010
He is the one who got caught...only because he killed someone. Everyday you see people reading newspapers, texing, talking on the phone...not having a clue whats going on around them! How many more "accidents" need to happen?!
Wow

Minneapolis, MN

#13 Aug 12, 2010
Might as well drive with your eyes closed half the time.

Distracted driving penalties should be the same as drunken driving penalties.
The real - NICE

Saint Paul, MN

#15 Aug 12, 2010
Wacko wo wrote:
Looser like this only from Iowackooooo...
I believe you find losers like this from all over the country

Since: Apr 10

Location hidden

#16 Aug 12, 2010
The real - NICE wrote:
<quoted text>
I believe you find losers like this from all over the country
thank you!!
Carl

Greenfield, IA

#17 Aug 12, 2010
Wow wrote:
Might as well drive with your eyes closed half the time.
Distracted driving penalties should be the same as drunken driving penalties.
Ding-ding-ding. We have a winner.
safetyfirst

Mishawaka, IN

#18 Jan 21, 2011
Don't text, eat, call, or sleep when driving!!!

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