Westerville man charged in crash that...

Westerville man charged in crash that killed mom

There are 18 comments on the Columbus Dispatch story from Aug 21, 2009, titled Westerville man charged in crash that killed mom. In it, Columbus Dispatch reports that:

A Westerville man has been indicted on a charge of aggravated vehicular homicide in connection with an Athens County crash that killed his mother.

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buckeyebobinky

Louisville, KY

#1 Aug 21, 2009
man, I can't begin to feel the pain this guy must be in
Veteran from Columbus

New York, NY

#2 Aug 21, 2009
buckeyebobinky wrote:
man, I can't begin to feel the pain this guy must be in
exactly, knowing he killed his own mother...no jail sentence can compare to that. My prayers are with him, even if he made a bad decision.

“jimmy agler”

Since: Jul 09

grandview hts

#3 Aug 21, 2009
nothing is going to bring closure to this poor family,but my prayers go out to them.
TotalNonsense

Columbus, OH

#4 Aug 21, 2009
Stupid story...was his mother drunk as well? Why did she let her son drive if he was drunk? She shares some responsibility for her own death, sad as that may be.
ed snorker

Columbus, OH

#5 Aug 21, 2009
0.12 percent? ok yeah good reason to f up another life
Katherine Harris

Cleveland, TN

#6 Aug 21, 2009
No jail sentence will allow this man to live with the pain of losing his mother. I am so sorry that this had to happen but we must learn from his mistake and know that drunk driving is deadly
claw71

United States

#7 Aug 21, 2009
Nice article. Don't bother with details such as whether or not moms was wearing her seatbelt and whether or not that contributed to her death.
Garp

Columbus, OH

#8 Aug 21, 2009
TotalNonsense wrote:
Stupid story...was his mother drunk as well? Why did she let her son drive if he was drunk? She shares some responsibility for her own death, sad as that may be.
Making a couple rather large assumptions with no facts are you? Your name fits.
sbt

Columbus, OH

#9 Aug 21, 2009
claw71 wrote:
Nice article. Don't bother with details such as whether or not moms was wearing her seatbelt and whether or not that contributed to her death.
The man was drunk. It does not matter if the weather was bad, if she wasn't wearing a seat belt or if she was drunk herself. He was drunk, got into an accident and someone was killed. I feel sorry for him and his family but I have been on both sides of the drunk driving issue. I lost a family member to a drunk driver and I have another who is a repeat offender. The views and laws on drunk driving are still too lax and and deserves everything he gets.
claw71

United States

#10 Aug 21, 2009
sbt wrote:
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The man was drunk. It does not matter if the weather was bad, if she wasn't wearing a seat belt or if she was drunk herself. He was drunk, got into an accident and someone was killed. I feel sorry for him and his family but I have been on both sides of the drunk driving issue. I lost a family member to a drunk driver and I have another who is a repeat offender. The views and laws on drunk driving are still too lax and and deserves everything he gets.
It's irresponsible to drive drunk but what about sleepy drivers? What about a stressed out drivers? What about drivers who are jamming to Nickelback?

We point the finger at alcohol because we can measure blood alcohol levels but we can't prove that alcohol is responsible for the number of accidents it gets blamed for. Other factors do come into play. I'm not trivializing the dangers of drunk driving but I get tired of victims, friends of victims and other whiners sensationalizing the issue.

It does matter whether or not she was wearing her seatbelt. If she wasn't then she was breaking the law and if wearing that seatbelt would have prevented her death then she shares responsibility for her own demise. Since she got into the car with somebody who had been drinking she probably shares in that responsibility anyway.

I think we sometimes get distracted with drinking and driving which causes us to overlook some serious issues.
TimBolin AugustaGA

Minneapolis, MN

#11 Aug 22, 2009
She was my sister. We grew up on the west side. My mom is SICK. We are NOT WHINERS
claw71 wrote:
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It's irresponsible to drive drunk but what about sleepy drivers? What about a stressed out drivers? What about drivers who are jamming to Nickelback?
We point the finger at alcohol because we can measure blood alcohol levels but we can't prove that alcohol is responsible for the number of accidents it gets blamed for. Other factors do come into play. I'm not trivializing the dangers of drunk driving but I get tired of victims, friends of victims and other whiners sensationalizing the issue.
It does matter whether or not she was wearing her seatbelt. If she wasn't then she was breaking the law and if wearing that seatbelt would have prevented her death then she shares responsibility for her own demise. Since she got into the car with somebody who had been drinking she probably shares in that responsibility anyway.
I think we sometimes get distracted with drinking and driving which causes us to overlook some serious issues.
TimBolin AugustaGA

Minneapolis, MN

#12 Aug 22, 2009
claw71 wrote:
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It's irresponsible(deadly) to drive drunk but what about sleepy drivers? What about a stressed out drivers?(this article is not about those driver)What about drivers who are jamming to Nickelback?(already brain dead)
We point the finger at alcohol because we can measure blood alcohol levels but we can't prove that alcohol is responsible for the number of accidents it gets blamed for. Other factors do come into play. I'm not trivializing the dangers of drunk driving but I get tired of victims, friends of victims and other whiners sensationalizing(a funeral where you watch your older brother give your older sister her last kiss is not sensational) the issue.
It does matter whether or not she was wearing her seatbelt. If she wasn't then she was breaking the law and if wearing that seatbelt would have prevented her death then she shares responsibility for her own demise. Since she got into the car with somebody who had been drinking she probably shares in that responsibility anyway.
I think we sometimes get distracted with drinking and driving which causes us to overlook some serious issues.
I think you need to learn the meaning of taking responsibility before a tragedy occurs in YOUR life.
TimBolin AugustaGA

Minneapolis, MN

#13 Aug 22, 2009
Her middle name was Rose. She loved yellow roses.
webkid

Minneapolis, MN

#14 Aug 22, 2009
claw71 wrote:
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It's irresponsible to drive drunk but what about sleepy drivers? What about a stressed out drivers? What about drivers who are jamming to Nickelback?
We point the finger at alcohol because we can measure blood alcohol levels but we can't prove that alcohol is responsible for the number of accidents it gets blamed for. Other factors do come into play. I'm not trivializing the dangers of drunk driving but I get tired of victims, friends of victims and other whiners sensationalizing the issue.
It does matter whether or not she was wearing her seatbelt. If she wasn't then she was breaking the law and if wearing that seatbelt would have prevented her death then she shares responsibility for her own demise. Since she got into the car with somebody who had been drinking she probably shares in that responsibility anyway.
I think we sometimes get distracted with drinking and driving which causes us to overlook some serious issues.
excuse me? you belive it is safe to drink and drive? you shouldn`t take the focus off of drinking and driving. the fact is drinking can cause many other issues. i am saying that christopher shouldn`t have been drinking and i stand by that.but drinking AND the storm were the cause of her death. maby she may have lived if she had put on her seat belt, but he should not have been drinking and NEVER is that ok.now my aunt is gone.

“jimmy agler”

Since: Jul 09

grandview hts

#15 Aug 23, 2009
sbt wrote:
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The man was drunk. It does not matter if the weather was bad, if she wasn't wearing a seat belt or if she was drunk herself. He was drunk, got into an accident and someone was killed. I feel sorry for him and his family but I have been on both sides of the drunk driving issue. I lost a family member to a drunk driver and I have another who is a repeat offender. The views and laws on drunk driving are still too lax and and deserves everything he gets.
unless he is someone famous.then he will do 30 days.doubt it?look up dante stallworth,leon little,tommy lee etc.

“jimmy agler”

Since: Jul 09

grandview hts

#16 Aug 23, 2009
oops i think it was vince lee of motley crue not tommy
Tomas

Reading, PA

#17 Aug 23, 2009
I think all the negative, cruel and totally inhumane comments by you people who have no idea of who the family is should put your heads back in the sand where they belong.
claw71

United States

#18 Aug 24, 2009
webkid wrote:
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excuse me? you belive it is safe to drink and drive? you shouldn`t take the focus off of drinking and driving. the fact is drinking can cause many other issues. i am saying that christopher shouldn`t have been drinking and i stand by that.but drinking AND the storm were the cause of her death. maby she may have lived if she had put on her seat belt, but he should not have been drinking and NEVER is that ok.now my aunt is gone.
No it's not "safe" to drink and drive. It also not safe to drive when you're exhausted, distracted or highly upset. We just don't make a scapegoat out of other things because we can't measure them.

Whenever a driver has alcohol in their system alcohol takes the blame for the accident, but how often is it just coincidental?

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