Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: Punishment for driving under the influence varies widely from state to state. Here are the ones more apt to throw the book at those found guilty of the offense — although one prominent criminal still managed to climb through a loophole. Westword has the story.
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Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: Henderson was a much respected leader whose retirement ceremony got national attention. So, too, did the death of the trooper, who Henderson ran down after boozing it up at an NFL game. He was later observed tearfully muttering, “I killed a cop.” Westword has the story.
Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: The driver who killed cyclist Tom Flanagan could have gotten away with no jail time. But that was before Tom’s son Owen wrote an absolutely heartbreaking and devastating letter to the prosecutors and the judge. What sentence given to the driver? Westword has the story.
Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: Kazama, who’s both an actor and a stuntman on big-budget blockbusters, so freaked out tourists visiting some scenic cliff dwellings that the cops were called. He got away from them then, but not after a car crash that was allegedly intoxicating — in a bad way. Westword has the story.
Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: Aaeng was an active, energetic ski instructor in an affluent resort town. But she had a dirty little secret about drinking and driving that blew up in her face when she blew a .297, becoming an eight time loser — and one of the first people in her area to be charged under a new felony DUI law. Westword has the story.
Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: Eberhardt had so much alcohol in his system after DWI bust number eleven that prosecutors were surprised he hadn’t slipped into a coma. Then he was released and bond, headed to another state and was promptly busted for driving drunk again. Westword has the story.