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PA12DRVR

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Posted: 10/21/21 11:07am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

"No! Bottom line is that this kid(whose brain is not totally developed) needs to be charged with the appropriate offenses and stand trial.
If found guilty he must then serve whatever punishment the state deems necessary."

^^^ Bingo...and the determination of the "...appropriate offenses..." may very well lead to the state seeking to charge as an adult, which will, of course, expand the scope of the punishment options. If I had to guess, I'd guess that having him tried as an adult is a pretty high bar given the "facts" (i.e. what's posted) about the case.

If I had to guess further, I suspect that the ultimate criminal resolution won't be as aggressive as some would like but that the civil matter will find the kid guilty of civil assault with some pretty high damages.


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If I had to guess further, I suspect that the ultimate criminal resolution won't be as aggressive as some would like but that the civil matter will find the kid guilty of civil assault with some pretty high damages.


You ever try to spend "judgement"?
Likely there will be a high settlement, the injured people will get what the maximum on the auto liability coverage is. Then the family, that should spend the rest of their life living in a shopping cart, will declare "Bankruptcy" and not loose anything.

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scooby, I don't know about Texas, but in SC in a civil wrongful death suit, the judge will first order the parties to go to mediation to attempt to work out a settlement; if the settlement does not occur, then the judge allows the parties to go to trial. In my husband's family, a death occurred in a boating accident, a 19 year old beautiful girl by the name of Mallory Beach; she was found dead five days later floating near Broad River Landing after the boat she was in hit a bridge piling in Archer's Creek and was driven by a very intoxicated 19 year old, Paul Murdaugh. Her mother (a very strong and determined woman), Renee Beach, lodged a wrongful death suit against Paul's father, Alex Murdaugh, Paul's older brother, Buster Murdaugh, Jr. (for giving Paul his I.D. For buying the alcohol), and against Parkers liquor store which sold Paul the alcohol. Renee's attorney asked Alex Murdaugh for his financial records during mediation; he would not comply; the insurance company which insured the boat would not honor the claim (do not know why) and, therefore, Paul's father's assets were in play. Since mediation has stalled, the parties will be going to trial. Since the first and only mediation meeting, Paul Murdaugh (the intoxicated 19 year old driving the boat) never went to criminal trial because he was murdered in June 2021 along with his mother. Renee Beach just recently petitioned the court to freeze all of Paul's father's assets to prevent him from liquidating said assets. If you wish to read about this further, Google "Mallory Beach Boating Accident SC".

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JRscooby wrote:

wa8yxm wrote:

JRscooby wrote:

No reason to scrap it, but should be sold to highest bidder, with the understanding it will meet factory emission standards before driven again.


I can think of two reasons to scrap it one phycological one practical
(The kid likely loves his truck more than he does his girlfriend so crushing the truck, or crushing his.. you know whats,, about the same)


Knowing the truck was crushed might hurt more than knowing somebody else was driving it, I don't know. Maybe send him a picture of it wrapped to advertise a bicycle shop?
But to just destroy it would waste a serviceable vehicle.


If it is set up to roll coal, it isn't serviceable. Those things should be instantly removed from the road.


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If it is set up to roll coal, it isn't serviceable. Those things should be instantly removed from the road.


I agree, to a certain extent. IMHO, it should be taken as Civil Asset Forfeiture, then auction to highest bidder. But a condition of the sale is it does not hit road until restored to meet emission standards.
And not just the truck in this case. Any late model truck, blowing smoke should be stopped and checked. If it is a breakdown issue, give a reasonable time to fix. Modification? Driver is now a pedestrian.

Think about it. Your wife has a flat, that car is not serviceable until it is repaired Will you scrap it, or change the tire?

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Posted: 11/09/21 04:33am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Teen Driver Who Hit Cyclists While 'Roll........l' On Them Faces Felony Charges In Texas

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The Waller County district attorney said his office had filed six charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon against the driver, one for each biker hit by the truck, the culmination of a weeks-long investigation into the incident.


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BCSnob wrote:

Teen Driver Who Hit Cyclists While 'Roll........l' On Them Faces Felony Charges In Texas

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The Waller County district attorney said his office had filed six charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon against the driver, one for each biker hit by the truck, the culmination of a weeks-long investigation into the incident.


Thanks for posting this. I was curious what had happened.


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Thanks for update. Good to hear of charges, but why juvenile court?

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Posted: 11/09/21 07:54am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

How often are juveniles charged as adults when there was no death?

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BCSnob wrote:

How often are juveniles charged as adults when there was no death?


Counting drug crimes?
The fact is he attacked a group of people with a lethal weapon, after attempting to injure others.

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