I agree. A buddy of mine (former yut yut ECMO turned UAV guy) was hit crossing the road in Destin by a drunk driver while he was in flight school. He was in the flashing light cross walk. Dude has a titanium femur, some metal in his face and implants for teeth. He also spent some time in a Coma. The entire Gulf Coast from Gulf Shores to Panama City is a complete shit show for this stuff.The only surprise is that this sort of thing doesn't happen more often there. That stretch of Perdido Key Dr is a like a goddamned live-action Frogger. Condos, restaurants, and bars on both sides of the road, few traffic lights or marked crosswalks. You get people leaving the bars buzzed or drunk, drunks stumbing out of the Flora-Bama to the parking lot across the road, teenagers on spring break running across the road in flip-flops, etc etc. Plus it's a long, straight stretch of road so people tend to speed even when sober.
I really hope so. I've seen a lot of people during my time at Eglin get hemmed up for DUIs and related alcohol-related incidents, many career ending. None of those incidents involved death or injury either. I hope those students make it through and are OK, and justice gets served for them.As serious as "the Navy" takes DUIs from its members out in town, this looks like it might be time to call in a reciprocal favor from local DA... Something along the lines of, "Yo, Boss Hog, we crush our dude's nuts when you snatch 'em up for DUIs, how 'bout a little something on this one for the effort....?"
And they didn't. Frickin Florida.I hope they throw the book at this guy. Based on what I saw when living in NW FL, they won't.
Don't be surprised if he gets out much sooner. What time people get, and what they end up doing is the dirty secret of non-violent offenders. Sucks, but its true.And they didn't. Frickin Florida.
Driver sentenced to 5 years for hitting 8 Navy servicemen while drunk
Thanks for the information, that is not the case in Georgia. Florida is to be applauded that their stated sentences reflect reality, at least.FL state prisoners must serve 85% of sentence. At last look, minimum mandatory sentence for DUI w/ ser bod injury is 4 years and some months.