When Will They (Drunk Drivers) Learn?

When will they learn? "They" Drunk Drivers "They" Teenagers who drink and drive. The Washington Post is reporting that a Westfield High School student has been charged with involuntary manslaughter in the death of Kathleen Becker, wife and mother. Now the prosecutor will be asking the court to try the young lady defendant in adult court.

Commonwealth's attorney James E. Plowman was quoted in the Post as saying "We are trying to send a message about underage drinking." What will it take? The unnamed teenager may find herself not only doing jail time but civilly liable for compensatory and punitive damages to Becker's family. What a tragedy. One death and two families in turmoil. What will it take?

 

Ben Glass
Ben Glass is a nationally recognized Virginia injury, medical malpractice, and long-term disability attorney
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