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gpsblake 10-27-04 07:44 PM

Hit & run driver without license got only six months jail
 
http://www.metrowestdailynews.com/lo...rticleid=81450

A driver who fatally struck a bicyclist and escaped arrest for nearly three years violated his probation by getting behind the wheel this summer, just weeks after his release from jail.

...further....

Nicholson, who was held at the Worcester House of Correction on $25,000 cash bail, pleaded guilty on May 27 to leaving the scene of an accident, personal injury or death resulting and unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. A motor vehicle homicide charge was dismissed. Sentenced to two years in the House of Correction, with six months to be served and the balance suspended, Nicholson was released shortly afterward and banned from driving.

--my comment--

Reading article after article like this, I see why idiots leave the scene after killing bicyclist knowing they aren't going to get much prison time. This guy hid for 3 years!!!! Only got 6 months!! I think any hit and run that results in death should be automatic 2nd degree murder with 20 years minimum. So many hit and run stories involving bicyclist getting killed. Sad.

gpsblake 10-27-04 07:46 PM

Sorry, he got sentenced for six months but served far less than that. Sentenced in May, out weeks prior to October. Pathetic.

operator 10-27-04 07:49 PM

Someone should hit him and run.

slvoid 10-27-04 07:52 PM

<Begin broken record>
I've said this before and I'll keep saying it. In America, the justice system is so warped that the absolute easiest way to kill someone you don't like is to run them over in your car, claim the sun got in your eyes, gas got stuck, spilled hot coffee on my groin, had to drive frozen lung to hospital for transplant ASAP.
</End broken record>

Chris L 10-27-04 09:14 PM


Originally Posted by slvoid
<Begin broken record>
I've said this before and I'll keep saying it. In America, the justice system is so warped that the absolute easiest way to kill someone you don't like is to run them over in your car, claim the sun got in your eyes, gas got stuck, spilled hot coffee on my groin, had to drive frozen lung to hospital for transplant ASAP.
</End broken record>

What he said, and it applies just as well out here.

blue_neon 10-27-04 09:59 PM

out where? I havn't heard of any hit in runs on bikes in where i live, my bike friends up in queensland coming back in a couple of days i'll ask him if he heard of any, lol.

ctyler 10-28-04 05:38 AM


Originally Posted by slvoid
<Begin broken record>
I've said this before and I'll keep saying it. In America, the justice system is so warped that the absolute easiest way to kill someone you don't like is to run them over in your car, claim the sun got in your eyes, gas got stuck, spilled hot coffee on my groin, had to drive frozen lung to hospital for transplant ASAP.
</End broken record>

You're absolutely right. It happens again and again. It's amazing that I could kill someone with my car and essentially get off but if I shoot someone with a gun or use some other method, I go to jail for a long time. Could you imagine someone using the excuse that the sun was in my eyes after they shot someone? Or I was reaching to change the radio station? etc.

John Ridley 10-28-04 09:19 AM


Originally Posted by blue_neon
out where?

look at the left column:
Registered: Apr 2000
Location: Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia - passionfruit capital of the universe!

Allister 10-28-04 05:16 PM


Originally Posted by John Ridley
look at the left column:
Registered: Apr 2000
Location: Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia - passionfruit capital of the universe!

It's not that. Chris is just 'out there'.

Allister 10-28-04 05:18 PM


Originally Posted by slvoid
<Begin broken record>
I've said this before and I'll keep saying it. In America, the justice system is so warped that the absolute easiest way to kill someone you don't like is to run them over in your car, claim the sun got in your eyes, gas got stuck, spilled hot coffee on my groin, had to drive frozen lung to hospital for transplant ASAP.
</End broken record>

My wife reckons that the best murder weapon would be an icicle, which is why I get suspicious whenever she suggests visiting Canada for Christmas.

greywolf 10-28-04 06:00 PM


Originally Posted by Allister
My wife reckons that the best murder weapon would be an icicle, which is why I get suspicious whenever she suggests visiting Canda for Christmas.

I thing the best life insurance is not to have any :D Then it makes sense for them to look after you & keep you operational for as long as they can!

slvoid 10-28-04 07:45 PM


Originally Posted by Allister
My wife reckons that the best murder weapon would be an icicle, which is why I get suspicious whenever she suggests visiting Canada for Christmas.

Oh god, she's onto you. I'd sleep in separate beds if I were you.

Dchiefransom 10-28-04 08:49 PM


Originally Posted by Allister
My wife reckons that the best murder weapon would be an icicle, which is why I get suspicious whenever she suggests visiting Canada for Christmas.

It might be time to let the dog munch a sample of your dinner a little while before eating.

slvoid 10-28-04 09:12 PM


Originally Posted by Dchiefransom
It might be time to let the dog munch a sample of your dinner a little while before eating.

You have kids? Have one of em pedal your bike out the drive way to make sure the brakes work and everything.

blue_neon 10-29-04 12:21 AM


Originally Posted by John Ridley
look at the left column:
Registered: Apr 2000
Location: Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia - passionfruit capital of the universe!

not literally where he lives, read my post again, you'll get what i'm trying to say.

Inoplanetyanin 10-29-04 02:16 AM


Originally Posted by Chris L
What he said, and it applies just as well out here.


It's important to keep in mind that US is the country with highest percentage of population driving...

slvoid 10-29-04 06:29 AM


Originally Posted by Inoplanetyanin
It's important to keep in mind that US is the country with highest percentage of population driving...

But that doesn't mean we can get away with murder, literally.

ultra-g 11-02-04 02:04 AM

Vigilantism rocks!


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