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Oh my God...

Have you any guys heard of the story where a couple of years back a man in NJ let his incredibly inebriated friend get behind a wheel?

Well...his friend not only collided with another vehicle killing himself, he also killed the 22 year old ensign who was going to his mother's birthday party...

The dumb guy who let his friend drive is not getting prosecuted for homicide, vehicular homicide and aggravated assault by auto

What the hell is wrong with people...

Here is the whole Story


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Aug. 2nd, 2002 09:31 am (UTC)
I heard about this yesterday on a radio talk show. I'm surprised that you are horrified that he is only getting what he is getting. I mean the police released him and gave the guy directions to his car. It's possible Pangle didn't seem drunk. Some people are like that. It isn't Powell's responsibility. The police released him with out telling Powell what the blood-alcohol level was or else he wouldn't have taken him back to his car.
Aug. 2nd, 2002 09:45 am (UTC)
I guess to me...it would be common sense to take my friend home and not to his car. He was arrested for a reason. Also...I care enough about my friends to know that I would take them home no matter how okay they say they are. (shrug) but hey...that's just me.

I am just glad that I am not on the jury...
Aug. 2nd, 2002 10:21 am (UTC)
I agree that it would have made more sense. But to be honest, if I was really tired, I might have made the same mistake. I didn't mean to sound like he wasn't at fault, I was just saying that the police should have kept him overnight instead of calling his friend to pick him up. I think they should take the blame, not the friend. The article says that Powell set things in motion. But it was the police that let him go in the first place.
Aug. 2nd, 2002 10:40 am (UTC)
I suppose that is true...but it all comes down to common sense. Perhaps I should not be so judgmental as I do not know either of the people involved. I just find it heartbreaking about the 22 year old death...his poor mother...her birthdays from now on will suck...
Aug. 2nd, 2002 11:02 am (UTC)
Agreed. It is a horrible shame that this had to happen. This is one of the reasons I choose not to drink. I would not want to inadvertantly cause such devistation.
Aug. 2nd, 2002 11:14 am (UTC)
I know what you mean...I drink, I just don't drive after drinking. I wait a few hours depending on how much I have had.

Aug. 2nd, 2002 12:33 pm (UTC)
That's good. I'm usually the designated driver.
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