Cyclist Hit By Drunk Driver Dies

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“...all but 6...UNLESS”

Since: Mar 08

The Merry Ol Land Of Oz

#1 Jun 28, 2009

Since: Feb 08

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#2 Jun 28, 2009
Good Day,

Sorry for the family's loss. Better not get one of these weakned sentances either!

Steelie
Alvin

Grand Rapids, MI

#3 Jun 28, 2009
Steelie wrote:
Good Day,
Sorry for the family's loss. Better not get one of these weakned sentances either!
Steelie
What "weakened sentence" are you talking about?

“Lost my mind”

Since: Apr 07

be back later

#4 Jun 28, 2009
Alvin,

He's talking about a plea deal to get a lighter sentence.

My speculation is this... He had a revoked license which means he obviously has driving issues in the past severe enough that it was revoked not just suspended. Since he was intoxicated, I'll make the jump that there is most likely alcohol related charges and this isn't his first offense. But instead of just OUIL and leaving the scene of an accident.. now he gets to face OUIL causing death, along with leaving the scene. That's not even including a few others that will be added on there, including the whole revoked license situation.

Steelie, I don't think he will get the chance to cop a plea. I really hope they throw the book at him!

Once his name's released the media will pull is driving record and then we will find out just how many of what offenses.

I'm hoping he this is a 3rd offense and they can put this worthless waste of air away for a long time.

Since: Jul 07

Grandville, MI

#5 Jun 28, 2009
neecer wrote:
I'm hoping he this is a 3rd offense and they can put this worthless waste of air away for a long time.
I hope He does get the max but...I personally know someone who got their 4rth! Yes 4rth last summer.
He got 6 months in the county jail. His 3rd offense was 8 months prior & he spent 3 months in jail. I should also mention all 4 were in different counties. I wouldn't think that would make a difference in sentencing but it may have? Mind you no he didn't kill or hurt anyone, but I have heard of others going to prison for a couple of years for their 3rd offense. As they should!

The laws are a mess when it comes to drunk or under the influence drivers. They all seem to skate though the program & head right back out on the roads bottle in hand.

Prayers to the family of the young man

“Taz say Hi”

Since: Jan 08

Holland,MI

#6 Jun 28, 2009
I've seen a drunk driver being allowed to bargain a 3rd offense down to 2nd offense, therefore avoiding prison time.
ima parent

Coldwater, MI

#7 Jun 28, 2009
I am so sick of these druken cowards being on the road and killing people and driving away!! This loser had a revocked lisence for drunk driving. Put him away.

“Dude, Where's my car?”

Since: Jan 08

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#8 Jun 29, 2009
Now it's vehicular manslaughter. I'll be PO'ed if he gets a plea deal. Sen him to the big house for a very long time!!!!
monday

Grand Rapids, MI

#9 Jun 29, 2009
This is just so sad. Doesn't it seem like there have been a ton of hit and runs lately? Seems like every other day there is one reported in the area.

Since: Oct 07

Cloud Nine

#10 Jun 29, 2009

“Welcome to the Ghetto... ”

Since: Oct 08

WEST MI

#11 Jun 29, 2009
When someone commits a hit and run they ARE TRYING TO GET AWAY with the crime/responsibility. THROW THE BOOK AT THEM!!! Deter the thought of trying to run and get away from it. I say Triple the sentence time for all hit and run CRIMES!!!

“...all but 6...UNLESS”

Since: Mar 08

The Merry Ol Land Of Oz

#12 Jun 29, 2009
FOUR PRIORS & Hadn't had a license since 1993

http://www.mlive.com/news/grand-rapids/index....
ima parent

Coldwater, MI

#13 Jun 29, 2009
rval2 wrote:
FOUR PRIORS & Hadn't had a license since 1993
http://www.mlive.com/news/grand-rapids/index....
This loser doesn't deserve to live.Seriously. This accident proves that people don't care if they loose their license. They'll drive anyway. Selfish idiot! I Wonder what his excuse for being a drunk murderer will be....His parents were mean?...Got in a fight with the girlfriend?The possibilities are endless.
Uh Huh

United States

#14 Jun 30, 2009
Hurley35 wrote:
Now it's vehicular manslaughter. I'll be PO'ed if he gets a plea deal. Sen him to the big house for a very long time!!!!
No, it's not, thank God. Try 2nd degree murder! That's more like it.

“Welcome to the Ghetto... ”

Since: Oct 08

WEST MI

#15 Jun 30, 2009
Charge whoever loaned him the car either..

Since: Jun 09

Negaunee, MI

#16 Jun 30, 2009
If Michigan had the death penalty, I wouldnt mind seeing this scumbag executed!
bunnee

Saint Charles, IL

#17 Jun 30, 2009
ima parent wrote:
<quoted text> This accident proves that people don't care if they loose their license.
The victim's mother stated:

"I don't know how you reach people to get them to stop this behavior," the victim's mother, Lynne Jacobs, said this afternoon. "There just seems to be no answer. These really great kids' lives are gone. It leaves so many holes in so many lives."

Since: Jun 09

Negaunee, MI

#18 Jun 30, 2009
Its true, you cant stop these people. Ive known a few people first hand who admit to not having a license, and yet regularly drive a car thats not even really theirs, and on top of it, they drink & drive frequently and dont seem to see any problem. Its rather scary to think that some of these people ive met , or worked with and got to know fairly well could be on the news next week for driving drunk and killing someone , or themselves!

“Dude, Where's my car?”

Since: Jan 08

Location hidden

#19 Jun 30, 2009
studwell wrote:
Charge whoever loaned him the car either..
Good Point!
bunnee

Saint Charles, IL

#20 Jun 30, 2009
Hurley35 wrote:
<quoted text>Good Point!
Was the car loaned to him or did he take it withOUT permission???

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