Legislator pleads to vehicle charge

Legislator pleads to vehicle charge

There are 4 comments on the Bennington Banner story from Dec 10, 2008, titled Legislator pleads to vehicle charge. In it, Bennington Banner reports that:

Rensselaer County legislator Stanley Brownell of Hoosick pled guilty via mail to an amended misdemeanor charge of negligent operation of a motor vehicle and was convicted Nov.

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Real Vermonter

Boston, MA

#4 Dec 10, 2008
Can we discuss this or will our post be removed like the other DUI/Negligent operation arrest? If I drank and drove which I don't I should be to lucky to get my charges reduced! I don't even drink but I suppose the police especially the Bennington County Sheriff's Department Deputies could find anything if they look hard enough! There that should doom this post!

Westford, NY

#5 Dec 10, 2008
The lesson here is to drink and flop around in Rensselaer county (H.Falls in particular),like usual. Do not do this in Windsor county Vt. They were not impressed with his title over there.
Vermont transplant

Bennington, VT

#6 Dec 11, 2008
legislator gets $1000 fine 6 months suspension cop gets $400 fine no suspension mentioned same state same charges HMMMMMM this will probably get this cut but Joe the plumber would not have gotten this reduced. The DUI would have stuck. I can't believe no one made any comments about the Benn Cop.
Seems we are losing our freedom of speech. Happy Holidays
Real Vermonter

Boston, MA

#7 Dec 11, 2008
I agree Vermont transplant it's not right! If you plea guilty to skip the trial you should get the max! You are saving the state money for the trial and by paying the max fine the state makes more money! The time you spend in jail you can spend making product for the state to sell which makes more money! They got it all wrong here in Vermont! Treat it more like a business with your goal of showing a big profit at the end of the year and see if that doesn't cut crime! There I chimed in ok?

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