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no mention of the drunk asshole that killed 4 kids?
Errm....a jury acquitted him of the vehicular homicide charges. So no, he did not kill the kids. Here's the thing: the crash occurred in his lane and there was no evidence of his car swerving from one lane to the other, as the kids said he did. Sorry, but that kind of tells me that the kids may indeed have been fucking around and screwed up.
I was a teenager once and did really stupid shit with my car right after I got my license. A friend of mine and I once "raced" up Central on a Saturday night (her behind me) and she decided she wanted to pass me and cut me off. Problem was that she didn't have the driving experience to predict what her car was going to do once she gave it the gas and she and her car jumped the median, went for a distance in the oncoming lanes of traffic and then she jumped the median again and came to rest on Maple over there by the Copper Lounge. Fortunately, there was no traffic around at the time, so we escaped unscathed, except her car had four flattened tires. We called her dad and lied our asses off as to the cause of the incident. So yeah, teenagers can and do lie. Particularly when they think the consequences will be dire.
Pretty cold blooded to blame the victims once banned twice shy. I believe it is fact that being over a .16 when driving (2x the legal limit in NM) leads to poor judgement and poor reaction time. I saw that at least one eyewitness said the accused didn't even check on the victims conditions before trying to unload a motorcycle from his truck to flee the scene. To top it off this admitted drunk driver thought he was headed the other way.
There is no excuse now for driving drunk. We have to stop this behavior from happening, but how I don't know
Ok, here are some sources for my earlier post:From what he saw, Owens definitely wasn’t speeding, but was driving on the wrong side of the road. “He was in our lane…He realized what happened and swerved into them,” McReynolds says.http://www.sfreporter.com/santafe/article-4605-accused-dwi-driver-s...Several teens took the stand Tuesday to testify that they saw Owens driving in the wrong lane. The defense tried to poke holes in the testimony, making the case that the teens’ car was actually at fault in the crash.http://www.kob.com/article/stories/S2065766.shtml?cat=0Besides describing the carnage at the crash scene, McReynolds' 911 call, played in court Tuesday, also gave police dispatchers the first glimpse of Owens' actions immediately after the crash. When asked to check on the driver of the Jeep, McReynolds obliged. "He's struggling to put his pants on," McReynolds told a dispatcher. It is unclear why Owens' pants were off. "He sounds pretty drunk or out of it," McReynolds added. "I have no idea."
http://www.santafenewmexican.com/local%20news/scott-owens-trial-Tee...When a deputy arrived at the scene, he found Owens, who had not been wearing a seat belt, attempting to take a motorcycle out of the back of his Cherokee, Garcia said. Owens, who was able to walk around, was not attempting to help the injured teens, he said.http://www.santafenewmexican.com/Local%20News/Teens-killed-in-colli...I just do not believe this drunk was a victim of anything but incredibly poor judgement that lead to others deaths.
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