Gilberts man gets 15 years for DUI cr...

Gilberts man gets 15 years for DUI crash that killed couple

There are 35 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from May 29, 2008, titled Gilberts man gets 15 years for DUI crash that killed couple. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

A Gilberts man was sentenced Thursday to 15 years in prison for an alcohol-related crash that killed a husband and wife out on a Sunday morning motorcycle ride last summer.

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mcm

Tilton, IL

#1 May 29, 2008
He should have gotten 150 yrs.
Pedestrian Rights

Crest Hill, IL

#2 May 29, 2008
Good.

Driving is a privilege -- with it comes the responsibility to be safe to others on the roadway.
vote for Hillary

Lombard, IL

#3 May 29, 2008
"he also said the alcohol had not impaired his driving ability"

Yeah. Chugging a bottle of vodka would not impair your driving. Right, a*hole.

15 years is pretty lenient for murdering two innocent people one Sunday morning.
RIP

Lostant, IL

#4 May 29, 2008
"But he also said the alcohol had not impaired his driving ability..."

A whole bottle of vodka would not impair the driving abilities??? Then how much more would it take?!!!
Awesome

Plainfield, IL

#5 May 29, 2008
Glad to see this scumbag got the stiffer 15 year penalty for this. Any less would have been a slap in the face.
PEOPLE R NUTS

Downers Grove, IL

#7 May 29, 2008
I hope the family of the victoms find some closure now. My prayers to them.
a fellow biker
blitherer

United States

#8 May 29, 2008
They should have been wearing helmets and seatbelts.
PEOPLE R NUTS

Downers Grove, IL

#9 May 29, 2008
oops!! victims! yes yes I know... spell check! But at any rate this really sucks...I wish the idiot got a longer sentence
Art

Chicago, IL

#10 May 29, 2008
blitherer wrote:
They should have been wearing helmets and seatbelts.
Wow. Now there is an intelligent response. Yes, motorcyclists should wear helmets and seatbelts(!) so they won't be in the way of a jerk who drinks a fifth of vodka and runs them over!
Independent

Downers Grove, IL

#11 May 29, 2008
Hope the inmates give him 15 years of pure hell in prison......
Mark

Melrose Park, IL

#12 May 29, 2008
This is absolutely NOT justice. He MURDERED 2 people. Life in prison, or even the death penalty would have been more appropriate. He didn't even admit he did anything wrong. When he gets out (in 3 years probably), he'll just do it again. This is how our judicial system protects innocent people from MURDERERS.
PAL

San Jose, CA

#13 May 29, 2008
"But he also said the alcohol had not impaired his driving ability.."
Right! And the results showed it clearly... I don't think that 15 years is enough for two people lost.
clittybandit

Chicago, IL

#14 May 29, 2008
RIP wrote:
"But he also said the alcohol had not impaired his driving ability..."
A whole bottle of vodka would not impair the driving abilities??? Then how much more would it take?!!!
put that old bas tar d to work for 15 years, hard labor, breaking rocks for 15 hours a day
PAL

San Jose, CA

#15 May 29, 2008
blitherer wrote:
They should have been wearing helmets and seatbelts.
And what comes next? It's their fault because they went out on a Sunday???
kravitz

Stevens Point, WI

#16 May 29, 2008
Did any of you fools notice that he is 63? He'll be 78 when he gets out.
PAL

San Jose, CA

#18 May 29, 2008
kravitz wrote:
Did any of you fools notice that he is 63? He'll be 78 when he gets out.
You know math! And your point would be?
Grim Reaper

Buffalo Grove, IL

#19 May 29, 2008
blitherer wrote:
They should have been wearing helmets and seatbelts.
At least they would look good in their coffins, if they were wearing their helmets!
Idiot.
Grim Reaper

Buffalo Grove, IL

#20 May 29, 2008
kravitz wrote:
Did any of you fools notice that he is 63? He'll be 78 when he gets out.
He'll be out in 7 years with good behavior. Illinois law!
He'll only be 70.
give him more years

Lombard, IL

#21 May 29, 2008
kravitz wrote:
Did any of you fools notice that he is 63? He'll be 78 when he gets out.
And your point is ...?

It looks like you're the fool.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chi-...
"Aiello, 51, and his wife, 48, of Wood Dale, were crushed when their motorcycle was hit broadside by the pickup ... "

I guess THEY won't ever have a chance to be 78 years old. Or Ulmer's current 63. Or even 52.

"he swerved in and out of the left-turn lane as he approached Illinois Highway 59... Authorities said Ulmer suddenly turned left against a red light... Ulmer then was asked to take a breath test, which indicated that his blood-alcohol level—more than three hours after the crash—was 0.104. The legal limit in Illinois is 0.08 ... Defense lawyer Scott Anderson said Ulmer was not under the influence of alcohol at the time of the crash ... "

Yeah, I guess three hours in police custody caused his blood alcohol to jump to 25% over the legal limit. I would have thought three hours in police custody would cause the blood alcohol level to DROP. H-m-m.
Tragic

Willowbrook, IL

#22 May 29, 2008
Did anyone notice that this accident happened on a Sunday morning, this guy drank a bottle on a Sunday morning...wow... serious alcohol problem and a disaster waiting to happen. Real tragedy for the family.

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