Police Say Drunken Driver Killed Cycl...

Police Say Drunken Driver Killed Cyclists

There are 134 comments on the NBC 5i Dallas/Fort Worth story from Jun 9, 2008, titled Police Say Drunken Driver Killed Cyclists. In it, NBC 5i Dallas/Fort Worth reports that:

Police said they arrested a man they suspect in a crash resulting in the deaths of two Mansfield cyclists Sunday morning.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at NBC 5i Dallas/Fort Worth.

First Prev
of 7
Next Last

Since: Feb 08

Dallas

#1 Jun 9, 2008
How terribly sad for the cyclists' families. That idiot Bain took away the mother of 3 boys (I'm not sure if Alfaro has children). Bain needs to be locked away for a very long time.
Chris

Lewisville, TX

#2 Jun 9, 2008
50k for killing two people??? That is a bit low in my opinion.

I wish those families the best. Very sad.
Debraw

Dallas, TX

#4 Jun 9, 2008
This story really got me when I saw it on the news this morning. All drunk driving murders are horrible but this one just really struck a chord in my heart. I feel very bad for the victim's families.

“Why not !!!”

Since: Mar 08

Dallas Texas

#5 Jun 9, 2008
I don't understand why senseless stuff like this keep happening. I don't want to hear about how good this person is and how he's never been in trouble before. He shouldn't have gotten bail and should be given a life sentence. Point blank. I know it sounds harsh but those babies have been given a life sentence without their mother.
Mike

Lewisville, TX

#6 Jun 9, 2008
This is very tragic, our hearts go out to their families.
tex

Waynesboro, PA

#7 Jun 9, 2008
Throw the book at him,i lost my dad in 2000 due 2 a cycle accident
tex

Waynesboro, PA

#8 Jun 9, 2008
And anyway what in samhell was he doing drunk at 820am for,thats incredible
C Martinez

Chesterfield, MO

#9 Jun 9, 2008
Cyclists are really taking a great risk.When I come upon a cyclists I steer away from them,it makes me very nervous to be driving behind one,But there are some crazy drivers that stay close behind them,taking a chance that something like this could happen. It is sad that this mother has left children behind,hope the driver of the SUV will get a stiff sentence.
Safety First

United States

#10 Jun 9, 2008
First off, this is a sad story and the drunk driver needs the book thrown at him.

Second, this could happen to any cyclist out there and NOT be a drunk driver that hits them. I am a cyclist and believe in "share the road", but SO often on Camp Wisdom (and many other roads) I come upon groups of 10-20 cyclists riding 4 abreast, completely taking the lane of traffic. On a 4-lane its bad enough, but on a hilly 2-lane with limited sight distance and 45 mph speed limit, its suicidal. C'mon cyclists, use common sense and ride single file (Especially on 2-lane roads) like we were all taught as kids. Just because there is a big group, doesn't give you the right to ride 4 abreast and endanger your life.
Rick R

Irving, TX

#11 Jun 9, 2008
I happened to know Meredith and it makes it so much more hard to take. The short time I did get to know her I found out she was a wonderful woman full of energy and excitement. We trained together on a few occassions, and what's scary is that could have easily been myself as I ride that route alot. My deepest sympathies to her husband and 3 kids. I can only imagine what they are going through right now.
Kristen

United States

#12 Jun 9, 2008
Very very sad. This incident reiterates the importance of making the metroplex more bike-aware and bike-friendly. This kind of thing should never happen.
jason

Mesquite, TX

#13 Jun 9, 2008
It's sad that they are dead, but cyclists need to stop riding on roadways. They are slow and cause traffic problems. Hopefully other cyclists can learn from this and get on bike trails instead of streets.
Traveler

United States

#14 Jun 9, 2008
I hope he gets life - screw this intox manslaughter - it was murder. He chose to drive drunk now he needs to pay the price!!
My Thought

Clinton, WA

#19 Jun 9, 2008
This d.a.m.n.e.d DRUNK needs to be put in jail and released only when and if both of his victims forgive him

Since: Jun 08

Katy, TX

#20 Jun 9, 2008
Crazy. This piece of garbage is already out of jail on bond. Apparently daddy is a CPA in Duncanville, probably bailed him out. In fact he was probably driving daddy's car. This guy should rot in jail, and whoever let him out should be there to.

“Why not !!!”

Since: Mar 08

Dallas Texas

#22 Jun 9, 2008
Safety First wrote:
First off, this is a sad story and the drunk driver needs the book thrown at him.
Second, this could happen to any cyclist out there and NOT be a drunk driver that hits them. I am a cyclist and believe in "share the road", but SO often on Camp Wisdom (and many other roads) I come upon groups of 10-20 cyclists riding 4 abreast, completely taking the lane of traffic. On a 4-lane its bad enough, but on a hilly 2-lane with limited sight distance and 45 mph speed limit, its suicidal. C'mon cyclists, use common sense and ride single file (Especially on 2-lane roads) like we were all taught as kids. Just because there is a big group, doesn't give you the right to ride 4 abreast and endanger your life.
Did you not read the story...this guy was drunk and there were 2 lanes. It's not their fault this guy decided to get drunk and drive. I see cyclist do it all the time but you don't run someone over for it. Drunk or no drunk
Tim Cedar Hill

Arlington, TX

#23 Jun 9, 2008
This story makes me ill, and for someone like Black to make stupid of it is just, well I'll leave that alone.
I live it the area, and drive those roads all the time, and there really needs to be a something done to either add a lane for bicycles or restrict bicyclers from using the road. Just last night, if my wife hadn't been with me I would have taken a rider out myself. He was riding in the middle of the right lane on the first bridge on Lake Ridge, at 9:30 at night, no reflective clothing, and I assure you, someone would be looking to blame me for it, but luckily my wife saw him and warned me well in time to avoid him. That’s the 5th or 6th close call I personally have had on this road. It has no shoulder and the lanes are narrow with a curb. No place for a cyclist to go.
I can't tell you how many times I wanted to run over groups when the road was limited to one lane, and they would block the whole highway, and 10 to 15 minutes to my commute almost every day, it get very old and frustrating. State law is specific 551.103, that a bicycle should not impede the normal flow of traffic, yet the self-righteous bicyclers think they own the road, and have every right to that road as a motorized vehicle. That’s truly not the case.
Besides that fact, there are curves in the road, and speed limit is 50 miles an hour, yet they still rise 2 abreast regardless of the traffic situation. I don't mean to make light of this tragedy, that is what it is. Our heart goes out to the families of the people.
And I’m not judging the driver, we don't know all the facts yet, he could easily have been out the night before and still had a level of alcohol that is deemed illegal and the police officer subjectively decided he was impaired, and he will get what coming to him, I can't imagine he was actively drinking and drunk at 8:20 in the morning. If he was he should get the full extent of what the law allows, but you never know. But putting 100% of the blame on him at this time, I don’t think is prudent. I’m not making light of his crime, but at this time we don’t know all the facts.
The fact of the matter is, bicycles and automobiles don’t mix well, and I’ll be the first to tell you, I’ve warned my two sons, my wife and everyone who visits to be careful of the bicyclers. There’s going to be a tragic accident some day.
Well it happened, and for my part I hope the 2 cities involved in this area do something to limit the roads bicycles are allowed on.
Personally I was taught at a young age, that it’s just plain stupid to think a car will actually notice a bicycle 100% of the time. Motorcycles are bad enough, and they have the power to run with a car, but a bicycle or a motorcycle are no match for a car. And cars don’t stop on a dime. Even at the posted speed limit it’s long ways to get it slowed to bicycle speed.

“Why not !!!”

Since: Mar 08

Dallas Texas

#24 Jun 9, 2008
Tim, facts of the matter is they gave him a breathalyzer and he failed. He said was out partying the night before and was headed home. Still drunk. I'm not perfect, I do drink and yes sometimes I do get drunk. I don't drink and drive though. Maybe you are right about the bikers and being in the street but this is not the case. I'm sure if you were to run over a biker and you were completely sober, you wouldn't be to blame. If you are drunk your reflexes are slower, you tend to drive faster than normal (did you see the car, looked like he hit a pole or something) and your depth perceptionis absolutely horrible. Thank God you didn't hit the driver, however, in this case lets put the blame where it belongs.

“Why not !!!”

Since: Mar 08

Dallas Texas

#25 Jun 9, 2008
sorry...I meant biker
DO WHAT

United States

#26 Jun 9, 2008
ONE DAY IN JAIL??? Two persons were murdered by this drunken idiot and all he gets is a night in jail? Isn't that the punishment for stealing copper wire or something? FOOLS IN THE JUSTICE SYSTEM. No wonder this country is becoming the next "third world".

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker
First Prev
of 7
Next Last

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Duncanville Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
where's leeanne barnett ? (Dec '12) 8 hr Back Again 2
NEVER Hire Attorney Ray Jackson (Aug '15) Sat Rayne Collins 2
News Employee is accused of theft of city money (Jan '08) Dec 3 John Davidson 469
County Line Dance Clubs (Feb '15) Nov 26 Bartendet 9
News Chili's Apologizes For Taking Meal From Black V... Nov 14 TRUMP aint no chump 1
Glenn Heights Water Bills- (Apr '07) Oct '16 taxpayer 32
Grand Prairie Windshield repair and Auto glass ... Oct '16 hazel 2

Duncanville Jobs

More from around the web

Personal Finance

Duncanville Mortgages