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Posted on December 17 at 2:59 p.m.
DarrylGenis has a celebrity client! Let the media circus begin!
On <em>Weird Science</em> Actress Kelly LeBrock Arrested for DUI in Santa Barbara
Posted on December 14 at 9:48 a.m.
Loonpt, the original story said after the impact the defendant stopped his car, looked out his window at the victim, and then drove off without getting out of the car. A carload of witnesses reportedly followed him and eventually tried to convince him to return to the scene, but he refused and drove off again before crashing his car into a palm tree, ending his merry midnight ride.
I'm pretty sure when this gets to court his public defender will turn this into him fleeing from a howling mob of vigilantes with pitchforks, but his actions were the reason for the hit-and-run charges and, initially, the higher bail.
I don't think Mr. Morua's actions indicate he had much of any concern for the woman he eventually killed. At all. But I am glad he's reportedly sorry for what happened. And I'm also pretty sure that he's very, VERY sorry for himself. Whether he's sorry enough to also give up drinking and driving remains to be seen.
On Capps Announces Changes in Hiring Practices Following Morua DUI Hit-and-Run
Posted on December 11 at 2:35 p.m.
I too have grown very distrustful of supervisory/administrative types who assert that nothing whatsoever is wrong with their departments and/or nothing whatsoever is wrong with their administration of their departments, and that they are being victimized by disgruntled subordinates.
Sometimes disgruntled subordinates have good reason to be disgruntled. Where there is smoke, there often is fire.
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Posted on December 9 at 2:29 p.m.
Well, I guess I can say that I'm glad you agree that the driver should take "some" responsibility, loonpt...
On Lois Capps Representative Arrested for DUI Hit-and-Run
Posted on December 9 at 1:35 p.m.
Agreed, Holly - I do think selfishness and entitlement, denial of any possible impairment, and a sense that one can f**king do whatever one wants factors into almost every decision made to drive after drinking.
My opinion is informed by the nearly 20 years I spent in law enforcement and by the countless numbers of DUI arrests I made over those years, including, memorably, an incredibly impaired driver who I was good friends with back in high school.
Although I would not say I am or was an expert in forensic alcohol analysis, I would also point out that different amounts of alcohol affect different people differently. It doesn't take much alcohol at all to impair some individuals.
Posted on December 9 at 11:36 a.m.
I agree with beachgirl. This does indicate a failure of management that likely goes to the very top.
On DUI Hit-and-Run Suspect Raymond Morua Has Criminal Record
Posted on December 8 at 5:26 p.m.
I don't think Prohibition would work, obviously. There's been a shift over the years so that DUI is a far less socially acceptable way of killing and injuring others. Even with this shift, and the tightening of various DUI laws over the years making DUI much more expensive if you're prosecuted and convicted, people still eschew personal responsibility and drink and drive. My best guess as to why: many DUI drivers don't think they're impaired enough to get caught. Calling a cab can be a hassle, too.
So, I'd bet that DUI legal defense continues to be a lucrative business.
Posted on December 6 at 7:01 p.m.
I think this one is on Mr. Morua. It was his decision to drink and drive. I would take the Independent off the blame line.
Posted on December 6 at 4:51 p.m.
805, the sentence "Morua has reportedly been arrested for prior DUI offenses, including a hit-and-run charge" suggests that the suspect has prior arrests for similar charges in the past, but perhaps the Indy can/will clarify...
Posted on December 6 at 1:27 p.m.
Yeah, I'd say his actions indicate an intent to flee the scene, hence the higher-then-usual bail. He was evidently just too under the influence of alcohol to succeed.
Yes, a tragic event indeed, Rep. Capps. All your aide needed to do to prevent this from happening was to simply call a cab. Perhaps he's already made a call to Darryl Genis to help get himself out of this mess.
May God bless the victim of this needless, preventable and unnecessary tragedy, as well as her family.
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