Because his father is still treating him as a child as witnessed by the father's statement that "he's a good kid". Clearly the parent in this case has failed to help his 31 year old adult act with anything that remotely resembles adult responsibility.
His father helped him get around his countless driving infractions. Mr. Webb was a disaster behind the wheel.
Thing that makes me sick is you can almost write a script.
"I thought it was a deer." (Liked the prosecutor refering to this as the "Bambi defence")
"He's a good caring person."
"Why ruin another life?" (to which I would reply, Mr. Webb ruined his own life. Let him stew in it)
Every @#$% excuse is present in this case and has been uttered by Mr. Webb and his varied enablers. And there's the new one, the golf club excuse, just for spice.
I'm surprised they suggested three years, I thought he'd get less and deserved more. I suspect the jury just didn't believe much of his garbage.
And the judge can't give him more than the jury recommends? That sucks.
Judge confirms jury's sentence recommendation. Off to jail.
It's not enough, but it's better than nothing.
Doctor driving home drunk, hits a woman skateboarding on the road. Leaves the scene, starts scrubbing down his bumper when he gets home at 10:30PM. Claims he thought he hit a possum or dog.
The impact threw the victim over 100ft in the air.
The doctor? He basically walks after spending 5 months in jail for "Common law DUI". And now, Dr. Corisanti is practicing medicine again.
tragic, in our 20s my girlfriend used to ride her bike home from work to see me, it could have been her. summer = the 100 most deadly days of the year
three years in prison for leaving the scene, but not for killing her?
But just in the last 2 months I've narrowly avoided a right hook and a left cross only by braking hard and swerving, I've had someone pass me on a curve in a substandard lane with another car clearly visible coming the other way, running the other car into the ditch, and I've had an oncoming car pass another, running me into the ditch, all while riding. While driving, I had another car cut a curve over halfway into my lane, driving me well into the shoulder, nearly into the ditch, on a curve where the other car had 200 feet of visibility so could easily have seen me, apparently just wasn't paying attention.
That said, this case points up how difficult it can be to keep awful drivers like Mr. Webb off the road, and a couple of good jail sentences in cases like this can't but throw the fear into at least some bad drivers. And jail may wind up being the only way to keep them off the road; three years taken out of your life is a pretty big chunk.
I would favour even longer suspended sentences in cases like this (ten years) with all time to be served if the driver drives again. In other words, drive again, go directly to jail, do not pass go.
I hope they make the ban consecutive to the jail sentence, not concurrent, but I wouldn't be surprised if someone didn't think that through and when he gets out in a bit under two years has his license already back.
Mr. Webb now recieving preferential treatment in jail.
Odd that neither prosecutors nor family were contacted. Boyfriend's quote telling and accurate.
Family has also filed five million dollar lawsuit against Mr. Webb.
I could see someone not realizing they'd had a mirror-to-handlebar clip that was just enough to dump the cyclist, especially in a beater, (my Saturn has so many clunks and groans I keep the sunroof open partly to make sure I can hear sirens) but that's clearly not what happened in these cases.
When Webb looked in his rearview mirror he could not see that he had struck someone, Cooley said. He argued that the speed limit is 35 mph along that part of River Road near the Country Club of Virginia, and that a vehicle travels 51.3 feet per second at that speed.
How long does it take to look from the phone to the mirror? Even one second would be pathetic.