Drunk Driving Victims Don’t Get A Second Chance.

Posted: August 6, 2009 in Campaign to Eliminate Drunk Driving, Mothers Against Drunk Driving
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Nebraska Man Gets Probation for 3rd DUI Conviction  
 York, Nebraska
Posted: 11:31 AM Aug 5, 2009
Last Updated: 11:31 AM Aug 5, 2009
Reporter: Associated Press
Email Address: desk@kolnkgin.com

Mr. Anderson must have used his.

Mr. Anderson must have used his.

 

 


A 22-year-old York man has been sentenced to five years’ probation and given credit for time served for his third drunken-driving conviction.

David Anderson was arrested in September last year after a hit-and-run accident in York.

His blood-alcohol level tested out at 0.299 percent, more than three times the legal limit of 0.08 percent.

Anderson was charged with a Class 3A felony, which carries a maximum sentence of five years, and three lesser charges. In a deal with prosecutors, the other three charges were dropped, and Anderson pleaded no contest to DUI.

Judge Alan Gless of York County District Court told Anderson Tuesday that this was his last chance, that the “next step is prison time.”

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 Susan White/ Victim Survivor/MADD Member

Bob & Susan White

Bob & Susan White

I am sorry that this young man has yet to prove his addiction to alcohol to the judicial system. It is certain that he will cause damage to himself and those on the roads once more. Leniency should not be acceptable to drivers who repeatedly are stopped for drunken driving. A no tolerance position should be in place for all drunk drivers to be removed from the roads. Someone is unsuspecting at this time, but will meet a very unfortunate meeting with this driver days, months, years from now. How sad that a life will be taken, a permanent injury, or his own life will end, resulting from his fourth offence. I am saddened by this decision.

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