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Case Finally in Court after Five Years

Posted on December 17, 2008 11:12 am under Car Accidents

After more than five years, a case is finally going to court.  In July of 2003, a 28-year-old man was driving down a road at 100 miles per hour.  He lost control of his car and it flew off the road.  The driver’s passenger, who was 18-years-old, was killed.

The case took so long to go to court because the County’s District Attorney forgot about it.  Before pursuing the case, he was waiting  to obtain more information about road safety.  The time it took for that information to arrive, however, was long enough for the District Attorney to forget.  What prompted the DA to remember the case was a newspaper article that talked about.

The defendent pleaded no contest to the charges of negligent operation of a vehicle.  As a result of a bargain, the defenden will, among other things, have to do 50 hours of community service.  For 25 of those hours, he will have to speak about the dangers of drinking and driving.

If drunk driving has injured you or taken away someone you love, contact the Milwaukee personal injury attorneys of Habush, Habush,  Rottier, S.C. by calling 1-800-242-7205, or send them a message here.