Carrollton man hit, killed while walk...

Carrollton man hit, killed while walking along Hwy. 227

There are 247 comments on the WHAS11 story from Oct 9, 2013, titled Carrollton man hit, killed while walking along Hwy. 227. In it, WHAS11 reports that:

A Carrollton man is dead after police said he was struck by drunken driver while walking along Highway 227 Tuesday night.

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Stormy

Indianapolis, IN

#352 Oct 23, 2013
ummm wrote:
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So I take it you were there? how else would you know he was there... You seen him leave drunk? You didn't offer him a ride? You're a good citizen. Pat yourself on the back.
And you go to a bar to eat dinner? A few articles say Willhoite had previous DUI convictions. Willhoite is totally responsible. Otherwise you would have to blame everybody who came in the bar while Willhoite was there.
Just saying

Carrollton, KY

#353 Oct 23, 2013
Exactly how wrote:
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Maybe he wasn't charged with leaving the scene because you don't know all the facts. And maybe the system isn't perfect, but the community is more broken and this thread is nothing but hatred and judgments on something you have no idea about. Just rumors and lies and people inventing their own version of what happened. Get a life.
Just rumors!
Fact- he was driving under the influence
Fact- he hit someone causing their death
Fact- he left the scene of an accident
Fact- a 5k bond is unbelievable
These are not "rumors". You can bet your a$$ that if Michael had been your child, brother, or relative, you would be completely outraged!! People have the right to be upset about this situation!! For someone to even try and defend this person who already had a previous DUI is atrocious! Luckily he was caught the first time before he killed someone. But before he could get caught with his second DUI, poor Michael was already gone.
Well then

Shelbyville, KY

#354 Oct 26, 2013
I noticed the paper said nothing to the added charges this week except in the records part. I wonder why they trash some people and not others. I'm not saying they should trash anyone but news is news and it should not be selective. What are we 5? We all hope to protect our families from any harm but quilty ones deserve nothing more than what they gave. Taking a life unnecessary is sad enough but when it was totally preventable, there's just no justification, no punishment enough and no getting your precious loved one back. We only get one life to live, do good with it people. Life is just to short to be a loser. One chance, or maybe two in this incident. Be better than that!
Tony

Panther, WV

#355 Oct 26, 2013
What a tragedy. A man goes to work every day and walks home every night down the same road. It looks well lit. It looks safe. From the crowd gathered in front of the Krogers store were he worked as his funeral passed I would say he was well liked and loved by many. Another sad case of innocent lives taken because someone else is willing to take a risk, in this case drive after drinking.
Some of you would argue and disagree but it takes 4 12oz beers to obtain a BAC of about .08. Or two mixed drinks with one shot of 80 proof liquor. Yeah, time, individual weight and metabolism all have an effect but I know this, if I drink 4 beers or two mixed drinks I'm buzzing. I'm feeling good. The point is I KNOW I BEEN DRINKING and I KNOW I SHOULDN'T BE DRIVING. Some say .08 is not really that high but obviously it was enough to cause this driver to cross over the white line and not notice a pedestrian walking there.
The problem is there are too many people out there who think they can get away with it. Maybe they figure they did it before and got away with it. Maybe they only have to go a short distance and figure they can make it. What they all seem to forget is that when they drink or text or anything else that takes away from their driving ability they are placing you and I, our loved ones and friends in harms way.
I don't know the driver but it seems he had allot of demons. Was he drinking with his friends or perhaps his co-workers? Were they not aware he had already received one DUI? Yet they let him drive away. Great friends. The driver had an illegal prescription drug in his truck. What was that all about? Recreational use? Holding for a friend? I'm sure the blood work will tell that story.
I got a ticket because I forgot to buckle up my seat belt once. I sure remember to buckle up nowadays. You would think getting a DUI would make anyone drive a straight and narrow path. Yes, the driver had his own set of demons.
I hope this tragedy is decided by court. I hope the jury sends a clear message to everyone who gambles risk to any of my friends, loved ones or enemies for that matter. That message is that it does not matter how young or old you are, or how powerful, involved or well liked your family is driving intoxicated is like attempting murder. You just don't get to choose your victim(s). You will go to jail. You will serve a full sentence, and when you get out you can walk, take a bus, or call a taxi to work for the rest of your life.
We, as a society need to do whatever we can to stop driving following drinking. Peer pressure is our best weapon. We have to somehow make people understand that driving after drinking is not cool or acceptable behavior.
u got it go

Versailles, KY

#356 Oct 27, 2013
Tony wrote:
What a tragedy. A man goes to work every day and walks home every night down the same road. It looks well lit. It looks safe. From the crowd gathered in front of the Krogers store were he worked as his funeral passed I would say he was well liked and loved by many. Another sad case of innocent lives taken because someone else is willing to take a risk, in this case drive after drinking.
Some of you would argue and disagree but it takes 4 12oz beers to obtain a BAC of about .08. Or two mixed drinks with one shot of 80 proof liquor. Yeah, time, individual weight and metabolism all have an effect but I know this, if I drink 4 beers or two mixed drinks I'm buzzing. I'm feeling good. The point is I KNOW I BEEN DRINKING and I KNOW I SHOULDN'T BE DRIVING. Some say .08 is not really that high but obviously it was enough to cause this driver to cross over the white line and not notice a pedestrian walking there.
The problem is there are too many people out there who think they can get away with it. Maybe they figure they did it before and got away with it. Maybe they only have to go a short distance and figure they can make it. What they all seem to forget is that when they drink or text or anything else that takes away from their driving ability they are placing you and I, our loved ones and friends in harms way.
I don't know the driver but it seems he had allot of demons. Was he drinking with his friends or perhaps his co-workers? Were they not aware he had already received one DUI? Yet they let him drive away. Great friends. The driver had an illegal prescription drug in his truck. What was that all about? Recreational use? Holding for a friend? I'm sure the blood work will tell that story.
I got a ticket because I forgot to buckle up my seat belt once. I sure remember to buckle up nowadays. You would think getting a DUI would make anyone drive a straight and narrow path. Yes, the driver had his own set of demons.
I hope this tragedy is decided by court. I hope the jury sends a clear message to everyone who gambles risk to any of my friends, loved ones or enemies for that matter. That message is that it does not matter how young or old you are, or how powerful, involved or well liked your family is driving intoxicated is like attempting murder. You just don't get to choose your victim(s). You will go to jail. You will serve a full sentence, and when you get out you can walk, take a bus, or call a taxi to work for the rest of your life.
We, as a society need to do whatever we can to stop driving following drinking. Peer pressure is our best weapon. We have to somehow make people understand that driving after drinking is not cool or acceptable behavior.
Very well said!
Prosperity1122

Louisville, KY

#357 Nov 7, 2013
pet wrote:
murder --Murder is the unlawful killing, with malice aforethought, of another human, and generally this premeditated state of mind distinguishes murder from other forms of unlawful homicide (such as manslaughter). He will never get a murder sentence because he did not set out to kill anyone.....
He did when he got behind the wheel of that vehicle after drinking.
redneck

Rockfield, KY

#358 Nov 29, 2013
he is back in jail cause he jury indicted him for murder bond is 1 million dollars

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