Wis. man gets 2 years for drunken-dri...

Wis. man gets 2 years for drunken-driving fatality

There are 7 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Apr 23, 2011, titled Wis. man gets 2 years for drunken-driving fatality. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

An Oshkosh man who pleaded guilty to causing the death of his girlfriend in a drunken-driving crash has been sentenced to two years in prison.

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kingfish

United States

#1 Apr 23, 2011
Two years, thats all a life is worth and mama and papa didn’t even want him to do that, the parents of the girlfriend got life without their daughter go figure

Since: Apr 08

Twin Cities

#2 Apr 23, 2011
kingfish wrote:
Two years, thats all a life is worth and mama and papa didn’t even want him to do that, the parents of the girlfriend got life without their daughter go figure
Before I read the article, I thought the same thing. It mortified me to think a judge would hand down only 2 years for killing someone by DUI. The parents, I hope I never have to go through their pain, God bless them. They're right that he could do more good in community service than in prison. I imagine that they really liked the man their daughter was dating and saw this as a tragically bad choice. I see the judge's wisdom in not letting him go without any jail time, after all it could have been someone else's daughter that died in the crash. Being a single car accident was lucky. He could have taken out someone else's family because he thought he was okay enough to drive after drinking.
kingfish

United States

#3 Apr 23, 2011
ZenBirdist wrote:
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Before I read the article, I thought the same thing. It mortified me to think a judge would hand down only 2 years for killing someone by DUI. The parents, I hope I never have to go through their pain, God bless them. They're right that he could do more good in community service than in prison. I imagine that they really liked the man their daughter was dating and saw this as a tragically bad choice. I see the judge's wisdom in not letting him go without any jail time, after all it could have been someone else's daughter that died in the crash. Being a single car accident was lucky. He could have taken out someone else's family because he thought he was okay enough to drive after drinking.
Zen, im not trying to correct you, but when alcohol is involved, its no longer an accident, its a tradjedy waiting to happen, too many of these kids are let off way to easy, i watched a program on court tv where a very nice young lady with no criminal background had one to many drinks with her friends at lunch, she ran a stop light and killed four young girls, when it was all over she received 16 years for each death, a total of 64 years, she was only 21, was it an accident, no she should have never got behind the wheel, and thats the way the judge saw it, she will be paroled someday but im sure it wont be soon, in my opinion if we dont start being harder on these young people, its only going to get worse, this is happening way to often these days, just my opinion and i respect yours.
Smartass

Minneapolis, MN

#4 Apr 23, 2011
Sides Zennie, for the two years he will hanging by his nuts.

Since: Apr 08

Twin Cities

#5 Apr 23, 2011
kingfish wrote:
<quoted text> Zen, im not trying to correct you, but when alcohol is involved, its no longer an accident, its a tradjedy waiting to happen, too many of these kids are let off way to easy, i watched a program on court tv where a very nice young lady with no criminal background had one to many drinks with her friends at lunch, she ran a stop light and killed four young girls, when it was all over she received 16 years for each death, a total of 64 years, she was only 21, was it an accident, no she should have never got behind the wheel, and thats the way the judge saw it, she will be paroled someday but im sure it wont be soon, in my opinion if we dont start being harder on these young people, its only going to get worse, this is happening way to often these days, just my opinion and i respect yours.
You're absolutely right on, kingfish. My husband and I were talking about the Wisconsin case over dinner and he pointed out the very thing you're saying. It isn't an accident when alcohol, drugs, or texting is involved - any kind of impaired driving, really. I stopped driving when my MS began to impair some of my driving skills.(Though many people with the disease do just fine behind the wheel.) In my heart it would have been criminal of me if I had ever plowed into someone because I wouldn't admit my impairment.

Thank you for your considerate post, kingfish. I wish you a very happy and safe Easter, my friend.

Zen

Since: Apr 08

Twin Cities

#6 Apr 23, 2011
Smartass wrote:
Sides Zennie, for the two years he will hanging by his nuts.
Happy Easter, Smartass.
Kingfish

United States

#7 Apr 24, 2011
ZenBirdist wrote:
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You're absolutely right on, kingfish. My husband and I were talking about the Wisconsin case over dinner and he pointed out the very thing you're saying. It isn't an accident when alcohol, drugs, or texting is involved - any kind of impaired driving, really. I stopped driving when my MS began to impair some of my driving skills.(Though many people with the disease do just fine behind the wheel.) In my heart it would have been criminal of me if I had ever plowed into someone because I wouldn't admit my impairment.
Thank you for your considerate post, kingfish. I wish you a very happy and safe Easter, my friend.
Zen
And a happy Easter to you and your husband, like you said about your ms, i have terrible time seeing a nite, so i do not drive at nite anymore, way to dangerous.

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