Richboro man charged with DUI, injuring teen

Apr 25, 2009 Full story: Philly.com 268

A Bucks County home improvement contractor was charged yesterday with critically injuring a 14-year-old boy while driving drunk March 20 in Northampton Township.

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Since: Apr 09

Southampton, PA

#1 Apr 25, 2009
John-Q-Public writes: OK PEOPLE..... WHY is everyone so tight lipped about this story? WHY don't we know the identity of the 48 year old Richboro guy that committed this hit & run on a 14 year old neighbor and left him pinned under the Southampton Roofing & Siding Truck? WHY don't we know who the relative's name is who came to support him immediately after the "ACCIDENT" with the get-a-way car? Why don't we know who the identity of the relative's home that this COWARD fled to while an innocent boy lay in the street like road kill? The definition of a COWARD:–noun 1. a person who lacks courage in facing danger, difficulty, opposition, pain, etc.; a timid or easily intimidated person.

–adjective
2. lacking courage; very fearful or timid.

3. proceeding from or expressive of fear or timidity: a coward cry.

SPEAKUP I CAN'T HEAR YOU!!!!!!!

Since: Apr 09

Southampton, PA

#4 Apr 25, 2009
POP QUIZ: Which character in the 1939 classic Movie "The Wizzard of OZ" could Mr. John B. Norton Play?
1. The Cowardly LION?
2. The ScareCrow without a BRAIN?
3. The Tin Man without a HEART?

Ans. All the Above!

Bonus Question: Which Character could his wife Kathleen Play:
1. Judy Garland's Dorothy?
2. The Wicked Witch of the WEST?

Ans. Definately 2
Joe Jones

Jamison, PA

#5 Apr 26, 2009
John Norton is the owner of Southampton Roofing & Siding and does lots of work in the area. Mostly because they come in low bidder. Maybe people will think twice and realize he's low alright in more ways then one. Remember low bidder is not always the best sometimes you need to look at the whole picture!
what a shame

AOL

#6 Apr 26, 2009
The man hit a child and left them for dead...does it matter what he does for a living ? My friend was hit by an ER doctor who also left the scene but the fact of the matter is THEY left these people to die and didn't care. What they do for a living is another story,The fact that John who is also the father of a 14 year old child would make you think he would have jumped out of that truck and at least held that child until help arrived if nothing else but being a Roofer has nothing to do with him being wrong. Leaving the scene, being intoxicated, calling his wife to cover him and then hiding is what makes him WRONG ! I hope this child makes a full recovery, he's in my prayers.
angry-all-the-ti me

Feasterville Trevose, PA

#7 Apr 26, 2009
Joe Jones wrote:
John Norton is the owner of Southampton Roofing & Siding and does lots of work in the area. Mostly because they come in low bidder. Maybe people will think twice and realize he's low alright in more ways then one. Remember low bidder is not always the best sometimes you need to look at the whole picture!
SOUTHAMPTON ROOFING AND SIDING IS NOT THE LOWEST BIDDER. HAVE YOU HAD A QOUTE FROM THEM RECENTLY? I DID AND 3 OTHER CONTRACTORS . YES THERE IS A BIGGER PICTURE AND IT'S MAX!!!!! SO LETS REMEMBER THAT!!!! 3 FAMILIES ARE AFFECTED BY THIS ACCIDENT,MAX AND HIS FAMILY ,JOHN AND HIS FAMILY ,TONY AND HIS FAMILY. RIGHT NOW ALL OF OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS SHOULD BE WITH MAX . NOT COMPANIES AND BIDDING WARS. JOHN&KATHY MADE A WRONG MOVE. THEY WILL BE PUNISHED IN DUE TIME .BUT PLEASE AS A CARING PERSON FOCUS ON MAX'S FAMILY!!!!!
shut up

Norristown, PA

#8 Apr 27, 2009
i just think everyone needs to hop off his back and leave him alone. stop trashing him. its not your business. yeah you have the right to opinionate but dont have the right to judge. half the crap on hear and in the papers and the news isnt true. how can you believe rumors when you can ask the people who really know. like his kids. like his sisters. not his wife. not one can trust her. but his parents. think of how all of you people are hurting his kids even more. and his parents and his sisters and brothers. drop it and leave him alone. let the people who really need to be involved get involved.
Joe T

Southampton, PA

#9 Apr 27, 2009
My thoughts and prayers go out to both of these families. John has children as well as a loving family and this tragedy has to be taking it's toll on everyone. Yes, John should have known better than to get behind the wheel or better yet someone from the establisment itself should have stepped in and taken him home. I cant imagine having a BAC that high and no one noticed that he was impared. Still a choice was made.

John will have to pay for his actions and hopefully after all is said and done he will emerge a better person. As for Max (our victim) I pray he has a full recovery and I hope the community will step in and help both of these families during this difficult time.

No one wins here, all families involved have been changed forever and while I don't condone John's actions- I cannot make judgement. I just hope that he receives the help that he needs and knowing John for many years I know that he has to feel horrible for his actions. Let's face it tragedy can happen to anyone and we all think that it will never happen to us. This has happened here in our community and it happened to a guy who is well liked as well as to a young boy who didnt wake up that day ever thinking that he would be hit by a truck. Lives have been destroyed in an instant. What a terrible tragedy for all involved.

Since: Apr 09

Southampton, PA

#10 Apr 27, 2009
Dear SHUT UP:
If that was your kid under that scumbag's truck when he took off, Me thinks you would have a different "OPINIONATE"! These are not rumors baby they are straight from the police report and your boy Norton to the Judge!!!
Terry

Chalfont, PA

#11 Apr 27, 2009
I saw this on another website and completely agree!!

"KIM Says:

April 27th, 2009 at 1:10 am
THANK YOU !!! GET THE FACT’S. I ALSO THINK MR. NORTON IS WRONG AS WELL AS HIS WIFE KATHY. THIS JOHN Q PUBLIC GUY SEEMS TO HAVE ALL THE ANSWERS . JOHN Q PUBLIC WERE YOU THERE ON THE NIGHT OF MARCH 20th? DID YOU SEE MR. NORTON SLAMMING DOWN A FEW AT GIUSEPPE’S SPORT BAR? ARE YOU STALKING HIM? I BELEIVE THAT YOU HAVE SO MUCH KNOWLEGE THAT YOU SHOULD RUN FOR SOME KIND OF POLITICAL OFFICE ie: ANYTHING THAT HAS TO DO WITH BAD MOUTHING,BACK STABBING OH AND SHOOTING YOUR KEYBOARD OFF BEFORE YOU KNOW ALL THE FACTS.( ON C& C FAMILY ROOFING AND SIDING ) SLANDER NOT A PRETTY THING!!!!! I HAVE A SON THAT WENT TO SCHOOL WITH MAX LAST YEAR, HE’S 15 AND YES I WOULD BE DEVISTATED IF THIS WERE TO HAPPEN TO HIM . ALSO LOOK INTO JOHN’S DAUGHTER’S AGE’S . IT’S PERSONAL FOR ME ON BOTH ENDS OUR FAMILY KNOWS THE BAR OWNER, MR. NORTON AND MAX( MY SON KNOW’S ). YOU SOUND LIKE A SCREW BALL TELLING HIM TO STOP OFF AND GET SOAP ON A ROPE , VASILEEN AND CHAP STICK . HAVE YOU BEEN IN BUCKS COUNTY PRISON? YOU HAVE SO MANY THINGS TO SAY WHY DO IT FROM BEHIND A COMPUTER? COWARD ARE WE????? ADA DAVID ZELLIS HAS HIS OWN PROBLEMS. DON’T EVEN GET ME STARTED ON OUR COUNTY SYSTEM."
Roofers Wife

AOL

#12 Apr 27, 2009
My husband worked for John many years ago and to this day we both have said that John from Southampton Roofing was a great guy who just made a bad choice. John Q Public are you going to say that you have NEVER made a mistake or did something you regret ? I feel terrible for Max and I pray he makes a full recovery but to sit on here and talk all this crap about John Norton is unacceptable. We don't ever have to forget but we must forgive. John Q you seriously need help and should allow the Police to continue with their investigation. For all you know you could be causing more harm then good. I have Max and John Nortons family in my prayers, this has effected two families and John Q if your so compassionate about children which is great, then also think of John Nortons children.
AMC

Elkins Park, PA

#13 Apr 28, 2009
This situation could have been much worst!!! By GODS GRACE it was not...There are many lessons to be learned here...How many of us at one time may have drove impaired???? but were lucky to not crash into someone or be pulled over for dui...lets all get off our high horse and stop being so judgemental!!! I am sure John is sick inside about hitting Max, and will have to pay the price and live with that the rest of his life. Did John make some bad disissions??? Yes he did...Thank God Max Will be ok and both families can heal one day at a time...
MAD

Feasterville Trevose, PA

#14 Apr 28, 2009
Lets be honest here...Mr. Norton is not an occasional drinker. The blood alcohol level proves that.
He is a cronic drinker, and I read that he had prior DUIs, in other words he was an accident that was waiting to happen. The person who has the drinking problem knows this and also so does the closest people to them. I am the family member of someone who was killed in a car accident by a drunk driver. So tell me, why does an innocent person need to be injured in order for someone to seek help. It's just not fair that this child MAX may have been somebodys "ROCK BOTTOM".

Since: Apr 09

Southampton, PA

#15 Apr 29, 2009
Dear Terry & Roofers Wife:

Pardon this disgusting Post everyone from the actual FACEBOOK Post from Jillian Norton the 18 year old Daughter John B. Norton. Don't preach to me! Get you head out of where the sun don't shine! This is indicative of how this scumbag raised his kids! This whole family thinks this is one big joke, like going to the movies. This is the exact reason why he is sitting in Bucks County Prison. Had the police done their job. Had Giuseppe's done their duty and responsibility not only to Norton for his own sake but for the general public's safety and welfare and all the family going residence that patronize Giuseppe's owner Tony's establishment, and not turned him loose on an unsuspecting 14 year old boy. Let's see if he can pick on someone his own size. I JQP will be first in line. Wise up you self-rightus-bleeding-HEARTS! Speaking of Bleeding Hearts how about asking Mrs. Solarz what this little indisgression has done to her family, home life, faith in God, Etc. You are all worried about your drinking buddy John. Post an email address I can send some of Norton's kids Internet Postings and I will show you the APPLE DOESN'T FALL FAR FROM THE TREE!

Jillian Zoe Jenn Ruffo: cont...fuck you creator of facebook FUCK YOU...so anyway i wish it was last year because wed be leaving school everyday and going swimming and t would be here to beat bitches asses the insanity will be starting soon jennifer ruffo im jumping out of my mother fuckin skin i feel like i ahvent seen you in a year and its making me have diaria well listen im ust have you and nicole tryed to get big wit it and not let me talk to you bc she hates that were in love call me on her celly soon and we can talk because i know you have lots to tell me and i ahve to tell you shi t..oh ps im going to my dads court date on thursday i might need you there do u ahve work? nicoles going with me but i might need you girls :/ i love you til the death always and forever THE CRAZIES NEED TO REUNITE RIGHT NOW BITCHESSSS
GWFL

Saint Leo, FL

#16 Apr 29, 2009
JQP - FYI! Mr. Norton was released today from prison.
John-Q -Public wrote:
Dear Terry & Roofers Wife:
Pardon this disgusting Post everyone from the actual FACEBOOK Post from Jillian Norton the 18 year old Daughter John B. Norton. Don't preach to me! Get you head out of where the sun don't shine! This is indicative of how this scumbag raised his kids! This whole family thinks this is one big joke, like going to the movies. This is the exact reason why he is sitting in Bucks County Prison. Had the police done their job. Had Giuseppe's done their duty and responsibility not only to Norton for his own sake but for the general public's safety and welfare and all the family going residence that patronize Giuseppe's owner Tony's establishment, and not turned him loose on an unsuspecting 14 year old boy. Let's see if he can pick on someone his own size. I JQP will be first in line. Wise up you self-rightus-bleeding-HEARTS! Speaking of Bleeding Hearts how about asking Mrs. Solarz what this little indisgression has done to her family, home life, faith in God, Etc. You are all worried about your drinking buddy John. Post an email address I can send some of Norton's kids Internet Postings and I will show you the APPLE DOESN'T FALL FAR FROM THE TREE!
Jillian Zoe Jenn Ruffo: cont...fuck you creator of facebook FUCK YOU...so anyway i wish it was last year because wed be leaving school everyday and going swimming and t would be here to beat bitches asses the insanity will be starting soon jennifer ruffo im jumping out of my mother fuckin skin i feel like i ahvent seen you in a year and its making me have diaria well listen im ust have you and nicole tryed to get big wit it and not let me talk to you bc she hates that were in love call me on her celly soon and we can talk because i know you have lots to tell me and i ahve to tell you shi t..oh ps im going to my dads court date on thursday i might need you there do u ahve work? nicoles going with me but i might need you girls :/ i love you til the death always and forever THE CRAZIES NEED TO REUNITE RIGHT NOW BITCHESSSS
Jill

Philadelphia, PA

#17 Apr 29, 2009
To John Q. Public and the rest of you…I in fact am John Norton’s daughter who lives with his ex wife who has raised me pretty well I attend a university in Philadelphia and am currently making something of myself. I am pretty sure that what I write on facebook is none of any of your business and despite my foul language what I say to one of my best friends should not be posted on your blog. I was not making a mockery of this case either; I was simply asking my best friend of 7 years if she would attend the hearing with me because I am extremely upset. What happened to Max is a tragedy and although I had NOTHING to do with the accident nor was I there I still feel sick to my stomach when it is brought up. Max and his family have been in my prayers since March 20, and I know that my father is forever regretful of his bad decisions of that night. It makes me absolutely unwell to read that you all would honestly sit here and bash my family, my sister and I had nothing to do with this accident and we should not be exploited because you’re looking for some gossip to blog about. I am 18 years old and I am entirely sure that if you had made a bad decision John Q. Public that I would never sit on the computer and bash you or your family. God only knows how you went into my private facebook account and found posts on my friend’s wall. I have attempted to stay out of this as much as I can and I would prefer to keep it that way… Thanks
Insulted Mom

Philadelphia, PA

#18 Apr 29, 2009
DEAR John Q. Public and the rest of his worthy followers,
I will have you know that I know the Norton family very well, not John in particular but his two daughters and ex-wife. If you are so considered with this terrible, tragic incident that happened with Max, go ahead, state your feelings and angry thoughts. But once you bring an innocent young girl such as Jill into this you have completely crossed the line. Why are you so overly obsessed with what she says to her friends on her facebook? It is very immature of such a "knowledgable man" to go bash an 18 year old girl and his other unknown daughter that they have not been considerate of what happened to Max. You cannot judge John's family, especially his daughters, for something that he did. It has effected them in more ways than one but they have no control over their father's actions. Reading this blog has made me aware of the absolute idiots that read your blog and believe that your thoughts are facts. You need to stop spending so much time focusing on John's family and more time praying for Max, as he is the only true victim that is in need of help at this time. Place yourself in their shoes for one second and realize what you are saying on this blog can destroy a person, not only by the lies that you state as true, but also by being so judgmental. I hope you never make a mistake in your life because you would never except an informed adult to discriminate on your own child for something that you did. I look at the post just placed by Jill, and the posts that you have submitted. GROW UP. Are we 15 years old here discussing rumors that can potentially get you into a whole mess of a new problem? I can't believe this blog has turned into an area of pure hatred against the wrong person.
John Q sucks

Philadelphia, PA

#19 Apr 29, 2009
I am absolutely disgusted by the immature words John Q is displaying about the entire case. Unless you have a degree in law and crime scene investigations I suggest you lay low. You are coming at Norton's daughters as if they are apart of the accident. They are emotionally torn about the entire situation and have no words to speak about it, so keep them out of it. If you are so worried about keeping families together why don't you think about what you are saying. I am almost positive you do not know John or Kathy personally. People make mistakes, it is a fact of life. Before you go judging these two individuals, you should check all the sources because you do not know anything about their lives, nor their daughters. John Q, you must really have no life considering you have posted ten blogs about something that is none of your concern. Max is in the best interest of everyone, as are Norton's children who are just has frazzled about the accident. Get over yourself, and stop hiding behind someone's picture you hate so much. And while your playing Sherlock Holmes, realize what your saying on here is harassment sweetie.
haaaa

Philadelphia, PA

#20 Apr 29, 2009
i am glad john q public finally got the hint that he has no idea what is going on. stay out of it. its none of your business. thanks =)
sick of this

Philadelphia, PA

#21 Apr 29, 2009
I read the post from John Q and realize that the coward is not John Norton, but John Q. That is the real coward. John Q. Public you are so tuff behind a keyboard like several viewers have said but I would like to see you express yourself in person. This is an absolute pathetic attempt to bash the Norton family and the real issue is Max's wellbeing and his family. John Q. cleary you have nothing else to say because you must have realized the complete Jerk-off that you are.

Since: Apr 09

Southampton, PA

#22 Apr 29, 2009
To Insulted Mom:
Philadelphia, PA
Reading this blog has made me aware of the absolute idiots that read your blog and believe that your thoughts are facts.

Hey Insulted Mom, apparently you are one of the Idiots that read this BLOG!

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