Driver apologizes to motorcyclists for hit-and-run

In an orange prison jumpsuit, handcuffs, shackles and a quavering voice, Justin David Kenney faced Michael Grable and Teresa Smith and apologized. Full Story
What were you thinking

York, PA

#1 Jul 8, 2010
Good for Judge Kennedy in rejecting the plea offer from "Let's make a deal Kearney's" Office. The guy is on probation for a DUI and violates his probation by leaving two people at the scene of the accident and the DA's office doesn't think he deserves any additional penalty than what he got for his probation violation?

"He had a plea agreement that called for a sentence of six to 23 months in county prison concurrent with a 177-day probation violation sentence for a previous DUI."

And kudos to the survivors of this incident for coming in and standing up to this ridiculous plea offer.
BOO

York, PA

#2 Jul 8, 2010
I am thankful that both riders survived, still facing loss and being through rehabilation for their injuries. Judge did right in accessing monetary damages, sentencing if allowed shoud have been longer, instead of 5 years of parole.
rider too

Street, MD

#3 Jul 8, 2010
Ditto on the thankful riders survived, I came through there on my bike at 345 in the morning (GOING TO WORK) and saw the bike on its side, was detoured through Twin Pines parking lot. Hope they get more from the guy than that. Uninsured/underinsured???
HonestLiar

York, PA

#4 Jul 8, 2010
another panty hose judge screwing the regular people.
this judge should be fired.
CheezWiz

York, PA

#5 Jul 9, 2010
HonestLiar wrote:
another panty hose judge screwing the regular people.
this judge should be fired.
Does this mean you, support irresponsible idiots out on the roadway without a license, insurance or conscience? Or the transverse, this judge should have done more?
The Real Deal

York, PA

#6 Jul 9, 2010
Once again, go home before midnight. Nothing good happens after that.
libby

San Antonio, TX

#7 Jul 9, 2010
we'll see how sincere his apology is if/when he repays them the damages awarded. these clueless losers are coached by attorneys to apologize to make a good court appearance.
if he pays great, if not i stick by my above thoughts.
a person of good conscience would never leave someone lying on the roadway. no matter how they got there.
fellow rider

AOL

#8 Jul 9, 2010
I got your plea agreement. They should take his car, moped, pedal bike and any other transportation the jackass has because he will just go out and do it again when he gets out of prison from his too short jail term.
Frank

York, PA

#9 Jul 9, 2010
He's such a nice man... I don't he why he should serve any jail time, or pay back any money, it's just not fair.
fat drunk and stupid

Bethpage, NY

#10 Jul 9, 2010
Its no way to go through life son.
Daughter of the victim

Shrewsbury, PA

#11 Jul 9, 2010
His sentence should have been alot longer. I don't care if he appologized or not. Initially, he still left the scene of the accident and should be held responsible for his crime. I hope he never does anything like this again to anyone else's family. And I hope he learns from his mistakes.
Military Mami

United States

#12 Jul 9, 2010
That is it? That is all he gets? If I read correctly he had a suspended license, no insurance, previous DUI, left the scene, failure to report and more, and gets up 23 months plus probation?! That to me is just ridiculous. So what if these people would have died then what?
What were you thinking

York, PA

#13 Jul 9, 2010
Military Mami wrote:
That is it? That is all he gets? If I read correctly he had a suspended license, no insurance, previous DUI, left the scene, failure to report and more, and gets up 23 months plus probation?! That to me is just ridiculous. So what if these people would have died then what?
Not sure where you are getting 23 months probation. The article says that he got 9 to 23 months in prison and five years probation. It's actually more than most people get for a homicide by vehicle. But then again, those people haven't left the scene of the accident and aren't driving on a suspended license and aren't on parole when the accident occurs. Oh, and if if you leave the scene of the accident and someone dies, there is a mandatory minimum sentence of at least 1 to 2 years, regardless of whether you were at fault for the accident.
seriously

Lancaster, PA

#14 Jul 9, 2010
he should have got more time, god bless the bikers
seriously

Lancaster, PA

#15 Jul 9, 2010
that is just bullsh*t give him more time

i aint from grantville im from wrightsville pa
Military Mami

Lexington Park, MD

#16 Aug 7, 2010
What were you thinking wrote:
<quoted text>
Not sure where you are getting 23 months probation. The article says that he got 9 to 23 months in prison and five years probation. It's actually more than most people get for a homicide by vehicle. But then again, those people haven't left the scene of the accident and aren't driving on a suspended license and aren't on parole when the accident occurs. Oh, and if if you leave the scene of the accident and someone dies, there is a mandatory minimum sentence of at least 1 to 2 years, regardless of whether you were at fault for the accident.
I read the article, now if you want to re-read my orginal post I said he gets up to 23 month plus probation... i still feel he should get more time in jail.

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