Saturday, June 30, 2007

Go Figure...Drunk Driver at Fault

From the Washington Post:

The Missouri Division of Alcohol and Tobacco Control will take no action against a restaurant that served St. Louis Cardinals RHP Josh Hancock before the drunken-driving accident that led to his death.
In a report released yesterday, the division said witnesses' information indicated Hancock was "consuming intoxicating liquor in moderation" and was "very lucid" in the hours before he died.

While good news, the question is (and should be) why are we investigating anyone other than Hancock? It was his massive negligence and disregard for others' safety...not to mention his own...that got him killed. I hope that this news gets Hancock's parents hit with a frivilous lawsuit fine.

Hancock, 29, spent more than three hours at Mike Shannon's restaurant in St. Louis the night of April 28. In the early hours of April 29, he was driving alone when the sport utility vehicle he was driving struck the back of a flatbed tow truck that was stopped in a driving lane of Interstate 64 assisting a stalled car. Hancock was killed instantly. No one else was hurt.
Police said Hancock had a blood alcohol level of 0.157, nearly twice Missouri's legal limit of 0.08. According to police, he was also speeding, using a cellphone and not wearing a seat belt.

Speeding, blitzed out of his mind, distracted on a cell phone. Hell, the man was an accident waiting to happen. It's miracle he killed no one of import, just himself. He didn't care how his actions would affect others, and ended up dead as a result. Wish I could say it bothered me. But at least there were no innocent victims.
That's not how it normally happens.

Sadly, the apple didn't fall far from the tree, and both of the kids parents are scum, suing the people their worthless son could've killed in his drunken stupor. Hopefully, with this ruling, the tow truck driver will be joined by the restaurant and the car driver, in suing his parents back into the poor house where they belong.

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