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OMG drunk driver to serve up to 60 days in jail for killing 11 year old boy!

Drunk Driver Who Killed Queens Boy Could Get Just Two Months In Jail
June 22, 2005

A man charged with drunk driving in an accident that killed an 11-year-old boy and ultimately led to a strengthening of the state's drunk driving laws may serve just two months behind bars.

John Wirta was facing up to a year in prison, but the Daily News reports that a plea deal, expected to be finalized Thursday, would call for Wirta to serve just 60 days in prison, 15 days of community service, and three years probation.

Wirta struck and killed Vasean Alleyne and seriously injured 12-year-old Angel in October, 2004 when he struck them with his van while they were crossing 73rd Avenue and 159th Street in Kew Garden Hills, Queens.

Police said Wirta failed a sobriety test following the accident, but the Queens district attorney's office said there wasn't sufficient evidence to charge him with a felony. Wirta was only charged with a misdemeanor, punishable by up to one year in jail, because of an absence of any aggravating factors, such as speeding or running a red light.

The law has since been changed, but it was the old law that applied to Wirta.

The mothers of both boys pushed aggressively to get state legislators to sign the bill that became known as "Vasean's Law." Under the new law, drunk drivers who kill can be charged with a felony without any evidence of aggravating factors and can face up to seven years in jail.

http://www.ny1.com/ny1/content/index...d=10&aid=51676

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that is just outrageous!!!

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wtf? oh hell no!he needs to get at least 15!and get his liscence revoked!

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yeah this is some of the most fuck up shit!!!

"racism is dead, it died when MLK walked on a bridge and freed the slaves. Now we have a socialist Kenyan president who is not an American and if anyone mentions race they are a reverse racist (while racism is dead, reverse racism is alive and well.) #whattheyteachyouatfox"
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umm do people enjoy getting outraged or something? It's like board members pore over every newspaper they can get their hands on to find something to get riled up about
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umm do people enjoy getting outraged or something? It's like board members pore over every newspaper they can get their hands on to find something to get riled up about
Some people are just so judgemental. It's disgusting.
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Some people are just so judgemental. It's disgusting.
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Killing someone while driving drunk should be considered premeditated murder and punished as such.


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umm do people enjoy getting outraged or something? It's like board members pore over every newspaper they can get their hands on to find something to get riled up about
I know. The outrage level on the board is scary. I think we should all go and sacrifice a few goats to Thor, drink some beers, feast a bit, screw a lot, and generally chill out.

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Killing someone while driving drunk should be considered premeditated murder and punished as such.
quoted for absolute stupidity. god damn Dr. Scotso, you need to see a doctor
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Some people are just so judgemental. It's disgusting.
and some people like defending people who confess to killing young boys.

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I actually lived in that area. This is sad but in a way typical. I feel that NYC drivers are the worse in the country but then again I also feel that pedestrians in NYC are the worse in the country as well.
Pedestrians in NYC take advantage of "pedestrians always have a right of the way" too much. In cases it does cost lives. I don't think this is one of those cases.

I've driven in NYC a couple of times with people driving on the wrong side of the road in which they have given me the finger for driving on the right side of the street.
It's crazy. Something should have been done before and its sad that it might take a lost of life for something to be done. It seems that that has to be the case these days for any law to be changed in America.
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I stayed up to look up 'sarcasm' in the dictionary. You can borrow it so you can look up 'judgemental' if you like.
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I stayed up to look up 'sarcasm' in the dictionary. You can borrow it so you can look up 'judgemental' if you like.
LOL.

I can understand the outrage though, I don't really understand the laws on drink driving anywhere though - if this man had been sober and had claimed it was an accident, would he have fared any worse ?
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