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Roosevelt woman critically injured by DUI driver who was texting, police say

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  • toosmartforyou Farmington, UT
    Jan. 29, 2013 7:25 p.m.

    Alcohol, drugs, no insurance and no driver's license.....and DesNews decides texting was "the problem?" That may have just been the straw that broke the Camel's back." How does a 27-year old flaunt the law like that and then nearly kills an innocent victim? I hope she recovers quickly and this unfortunate excuse for a man gets his due behind bars, apologies to his wife as well because his has ruined more than one life.

  • Whoa Nellie American Fork, UT
    Jan. 29, 2013 9:33 p.m.

    How is it possible that a criminal of this magnitude is allowed out of jail after one night? Bail must have been extremely low. He should be required to reimburse the victim for all costs plus whatever the value of the quality of life might be affected for her. Too bad for his own family but he has miserably failed them.

  • JSB Sugar City, ID
    Jan. 29, 2013 10:16 p.m.

    He had no insurance. Couldn't the state pass a law that requires the owner of a vehicle to turn in his plates if his insurance lapses? Insurance companies could be required to notify the state or county that the insurance had lapsed and if the owner doesn't turn in his plates, the plates will be confiscated by local law enforcement and a hefty fine attached for not turning in the plates.

  • one old man Ogden, UT
    Jan. 30, 2013 9:42 a.m.

    Insurance companies DO notify police when insurance lapses. But when police try to use such things a license plate scanners -- or when an officer simply pulls up behind a vehicle at a stop light and decides to run the license plate on his computer to see if there is a hit, the conservatives go nuts. They scream that the cop is using technology to harass citizens.

    Maybe we need to make up our minds.

  • California Steve Hanford, CA
    Jan. 30, 2013 11:35 a.m.

    One Old Man

    Guns, global warming, driving without insurance. It's always conservatives fault. Uh huh.

  • lost in DC West Jordan, UT
    Jan. 30, 2013 12:10 p.m.

    Nellie,
    you are correct, I hope the good citizens of Roosevelt remove the judge who gave him bail next election.

  • one old man Ogden, UT
    Jan. 30, 2013 1:07 p.m.

    California -- exactly.

  • JSB Sugar City, ID
    Jan. 31, 2013 1:38 p.m.

    re. One Old Man. I din't know that the insurance companies did do this. And, I agree with you that the police ought to be able to ticket the offender and confiscate his plates. But beyond this, I think that the owner of the car should be required to turn in his plates and, if not, then the plates will be picked up by officers and the owner fined. Way too many people are driving around uninsured. If a state had such a law and it was enforced, it might lower the cost of insurance. Right now, through my insurance, I pay for uninsured vehicles.