A life behind bars is no way for a 23 year old to spend his time, after all a person that young has barely had enough time to experience life on his own terms. Unfortunately, when your life experience takes another person’s life away, prison time is the likely result. For the man who killed Angels pitcher and two other people in 2009 while he was DWI and speeding in the middle of the night, there will be plenty of time to think of what he has done.
The man has been found guilty of three felony counts of murder and has been sentenced to 51 years to life in prison for the deaths. As sad as a life in prison may be, it is sadder still that three families, countless friends and thousands of fan’s lives have been forever burdened by the sorrow and sadness of losing those who died. The driver had more than twice the legal blood alcohol limit in his bloodstream two hours after the crash occurred. There was no way he would have been able to functionally drive.
Police reports said the man ran a red light going 65 mph in a 35 mph zone and struck the car carrying four people, one of them was a new pitcher for the Angels of Anaheim baseball team. He and his friends had been out celebrating his fourth major league game, played just hours before. Only one of the people in the car survived, informs the reporter, and the accident left him permanently disabled. Tragedy can happen anywhere, but it happens most often when people abuse the privilege of drinking and take it out on the road. The sooner we let it sink in that driving drunk is NEVER acceptable, the safer our streets will be. This is murder.
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