Magna man pleads guilty to killing Price woman in DUI crash

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  • Strider303 Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 28, 2014 3:34 p.m.

    I am concerned when prosecutors moonlight as social workers and advocate for the criminal instead of advocating for society and society's sense of justice.

    It should be the role of the social services to present mitigating and extenuating circumstances before the court, not the prosecutor's office. The prosecutor needs to be an advocate for the law and punishment. The judge should be the one to decide if sentences run consecutively or concurrently. Dropping charges is a way of saying the crime(s) did not happen. Conviction of all crimes, substantiates the charges and as most time is served concurrently the time in jail/prison is the same, but the truth is now a matter of record.

    A person is dead, another injured and all society gets is a year in county jail and probation? There must be more serious penalties for driving under the influence. With potheads around us (Colorado, Washington and who knows which state is next) Utah needs to serious up with impaired driving sentences which should include significant fines, confiscation as well as time in prison.

    IMO we have a problem right here in River City - impaired driving and soft on crime prosecution of same.

  • still_thinking Draper, UT
    Jan. 28, 2014 3:23 p.m.

    Contrast this with the man found guilty of assault for slapping a toddler on a plane flight and calling him the n-word. That man got 20 years. How can a drunk person kill someone and get a year in jail, and another drunk man slaps and insults a child and gets 20 years?

  • A_Chinese_American Cedar Hills, UT
    Jan. 28, 2014 11:53 a.m.

    Increasing the penality for DUI crime will greatly decreasing the DUI crime rate. A mandatory 10 years (like this case) is a good stater. Do youhear that a povo man had 10 DUI case in last 7 years. Man, how sick this society is?

  • JSB Sugar City, ID
    Jan. 28, 2014 11:36 a.m.

    Why in the world is DUI a misdemeanor. What kind of message does this send to people who drink and drive? It ought to be a felony with permanent revocation of all driving privileges. The innocent little boy that was killed by a drunk a couple of days ago and the pain his family has to go through shows how ugly this crime is. Maybe we would have fewer of these tragedies if we had some teeth in our laws.