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Aggravated DUI charge reduced against Lucedale's Sawyer Steede in fatal Starkville accident

There are 32 comments on the The Mississippi Press story from Feb 3, 2014, titled Aggravated DUI charge reduced against Lucedale's Sawyer Steede in fatal Starkville accident. In it, The Mississippi Press reports that:

WCBI TV reports 19-year-old Sawyer Thomas Steede of Lucedale originally was arrested on the stiffer penalty following a September 17 accident that killed Kaleb Barker, who is also from Lucedale.

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Southrner

Petal, MS

#1 Feb 9, 2014
Unfortunately, DUI is still a crime if proven. Never drink and drive.
Saint Margaret

Petal, MS

#2 Feb 9, 2014
Southrner wrote:
Unfortunately, DUI is still a crime if proven. Never drink and drive.
Barker died when the pickup Steede was driving lurched in reverse and over a curb>>>

Wait?
The truck is to blame?
But it is still DUI,
the truck wasn't drunk

“John 3:16”

Since: Sep 09

George County, MS. USA

#3 Feb 9, 2014
Well, we will find out when or if the trial starts.
Justin

Canton, MS

#4 Feb 9, 2014
Saint Margaret wrote:
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Barker died when the pickup Steede was driving lurched in reverse and over a curb>>>
Wait?
The truck is to blame?
But it is still DUI,
the truck wasn't drunk
If you knew anything about the case, you would know that he was not drunk. The police officer even said if it was not for the fact he was a minor it would not have been on the report at all.
Jodi

Picayune, MS

#6 Feb 9, 2014
Possession of alcohol is also a crime.

“John 3:16”

Since: Sep 09

George County, MS. USA

#7 Feb 9, 2014
Angie Edwards wrote:
Daniel Strahan, you're an ass! Still after all that today, you're going to post again?
Haven't posted anything against anyone. If it is true, it is true. If not, it will all come out in the wash. Innocent until proven guilty.
Amy

Mobile, AL

#8 Feb 9, 2014
The_SCOOP wrote:
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Haven't posted anything against anyone. If it is true, it is true. If not, it will all come out in the wash. Innocent until proven guilty.
What I don't understand is why you aren't being respectful to the families involved. They know the case better than most anyone, yet this just adds more misery and anguish to their lives. Having a forum for gossip, small town talk, or whatever name you want to dub it does not do any good for anybody. All I have heard about this site has been negative; how are you helping to make this world any better than it is now?
Justin

Mobile, AL

#9 Feb 9, 2014
Jodi wrote:
Possession of alcohol is also a crime.
yes, no one is arguing that...

“John 3:16”

Since: Sep 09

George County, MS. USA

#10 Feb 9, 2014
Amy wrote:
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What I don't understand is why you aren't being respectful to the families involved. They know the case better than most anyone, yet this just adds more misery and anguish to their lives. Having a forum for gossip, small town talk, or whatever name you want to dub it does not do any good for anybody. All I have heard about this site has been negative; how are you helping to make this world any better than it is now?
Spreaking about an upcoming case always has speculation, Hopefully everything will come out alright, and the families who are going thru plenty of torture now need plenty of prayers.. Roboblogger puts news on here for peoples' thoughts and conversations which unfortunately often erupts off topix.. Topix cannot control what goes on except thru the abuse report .option.
Southrner

Picayune, MS

#12 Feb 9, 2014
You sound like a racist pig. Only Barney Fife and Jodl said they were drunk.The case is not over yet so take your George county hating ass and leave for Russia.
STARKVILLE, Mississippi -- An aggravated DUI charge against a Mississippi State University student has been reduced.
WCBI TV reports 19-year-old Sawyer Thomas Steede of Lucedale originally was arrested on the stiffer penalty following a September 17 accident that killed Kaleb Barker, who is also from Lucedale.
Barker died when the pickup Steede was driving lurched in reverse and over a curb at the Starkville McDonald's, throwing Barker and another student from the bed of the truck and running over him.
But the Oktibbeha County grand jury reduced the charge to first offense DUI after Steede's attorney Rod Ray presented expert testimony from the truck's computer system that Steede didn't push on the gas, but instead the truck accelerated on its own.
No trial date has been set for the DUI charge.
Looks like the case is NOT settled yet until the jury says so..
http://blog.gulflive.com/mississippi-press-ne...
John wright

Sandy Hook, MS

#14 Feb 9, 2014
I went all the way throught school with both boys and they were very respectful and very good friends neither one deserve to be talk about put down or anything one the page it is none of our business but the barker and the steede families so some respect to them as they go through a hard time and don't make it any harder on there lives as it already is
Kierstin Cowart

Hattiesburg, MS

#15 Feb 9, 2014
This is none of my business and it may not pertain to anything anyone has said.. but... regardless If sawyer was drunk or not.. and I'm sure he wasnt, him and Kaleb have been great friends for years and neither of them would EVER hurt a single hair on the others head purposely. I personally knew Kaleb and sawyer and both of them were and are AMAZING boys. So all of the drama on sawyer needs to stop. And like mrs. Sonya said, If she has no hard feelings against sawyer, no one else should because it was HER child's life that was taken. Not yours.
Alice

Houston, TX

#16 Feb 9, 2014
Mrs. Sonya I am so sorry that the morons in George county cant let this go, and let y'all have some peace. I know this has to be so hard on all of you. God Bless you & Mr. Sawyer Steede's family. I started praying for the Steede family just after I heard u were headed to your baby.

God will handle them thats for sure!

And you bunch of hypocrites dont worry with trying to say anything to me as I dont usually visit this trash site!

Enjoy your night!

Since: Feb 14

Hattiesburg, MS

#17 Feb 9, 2014
Southrner wrote:
You sound like a racist pig. Only Barney Fife and Jodl said they were drunk.The case is not over yet so take your George county hating ass and leave for Russia.
STARKVILLE, Mississippi -- An aggravated DUI charge against a Mississippi State University student has been reduced.
WCBI TV reports 19-year-old Sawyer Thomas Steede of Lucedale originally was arrested on the stiffer penalty following a September 17 accident that killed Kaleb Barker, who is also from Lucedale.
Barker died when the pickup Steede was driving lurched in reverse and over a curb at the Starkville McDonald's, throwing Barker and another student from the bed of the truck and running over him.
But the Oktibbeha County grand jury reduced the charge to first offense DUI after Steede's attorney Rod Ray presented expert testimony from the truck's computer system that Steede didn't push on the gas, but instead the truck accelerated on its own.
No trial date has been set for the DUI charge.
Looks like the case is NOT settled yet until the jury says so..
http://blog.gulflive.com/mississippi-press-ne...
WHO exactly are you calling a racist pig?
Court Deanna

Hattiesburg, MS

#18 Feb 9, 2014
There is one person on this page that knows the whole truth & that is Kaleb's mother Sonya so everybody else that didnt even know him DOESN'T need to be saying anything about either one of the boys. I can not believe the people on here that are so insensitive shame on y'all! This woman has just lost her child! If any of you rude people on here ever lose anybody close to you I hope nobody ever talks to you the way you have talked to this woman! Be respectful people!!
Crystal

Hattiesburg, MS

#19 Feb 9, 2014
Do you people really not have anything better to do with your time than hurt people? There is a special place in hell for those of you who would deliberately hurt someone by spouting off ignorance in a public forum! Hide behind a made up name all you want to but God knows who you are! Rest assured when the time comes to call up all the wrong you have done this will be one more thing to add to the list! Leave all of these people alone and find something else better and more positive to do! Put yourself in someone else's shoes and just TRY to understand how hard it must be to feel such an unbearable loss only to have people talk about the tragedy without knowing the facts or caring about those involved! Where's your humanity?!
sharon Tanner

Panama City, FL

#21 Feb 10, 2014
Leave my family alone dumbasses and let us grieve n Kaleb RIP my family is going threw enough but I guess that's to hard to understand just keep your mouths shut and do something with yourselves
DUI Blotter

Lucedale, MS

#22 Feb 10, 2014
Aggravated DUI charge reduced against Lucedale's Sawyer Steede in fatal Starkville accident

Monday Feb 3 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: The Mississippi Press

STARKVILLE, Mississippi -- An aggravated DUI charge against a Mississippi State University student has been reduced.

WCBI TV reports 19-year-old Sawyer Thomas Steede of Lucedale originally was arrested on the stiffer penalty following a September 17 accident that killed Kaleb Barker, who is also from Lucedale.

Barker died when the pickup Steede was driving lurched in reverse and over a curb at the Starkville McDonald's, throwing Barker and another student from the bed of the truck and running over him.

But the Oktibbeha County grand jury reduced the charge to first offense DUI after Steede's attorney Rod Ray presented expert testimony from the truck's computer system that Steede didn't push on the gas, but instead the truck accelerated on its own.

No trial date has been set for the DUI charge.
BobVerner

Lucedale, MS

#23 Feb 10, 2014
You love us and you know it! You can't stay away, where you know you're at home. You will be back or committing another crime with your falsehoods. TEEL, you were right about these jerks. You were done badly.
BobVerner

Lucedale, MS

#24 Feb 10, 2014
Heres the facts.

2. Starkville |- DUI Blotter
duiblotter.com/tag/starkville
Posts about Starkville written by DUI Blotter.... Sawyer Tomas Steede of Lucedale, was arrested and charged with aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol
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