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Judge sentences driver in Halberstam fatality

Original post made on Feb 14, 2008

A University of California-Berkeley journalism student who was driving during a 2007 Menlo Park crash that claimed the life of Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Halberstam has been sentenced to five days in jail, which may be served through the sheriff's work program, as well as 200 hours of community service.

  • Photo: David Halberstam, 73, of New York City, was killed in a three-car collision near the Dumbarton Bridge last April 23.

    Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, February 14, 2008, 12:38 PM
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    Posted by citizen
    a resident of another community
    on Feb 14, 2008 at 7:00 pm

    just read about the loser who was driving the car on the
    sf gate website- apparently this guy has a poor driving record-
    with a DUI prior to the accident of mention, and a speeding ticket
    shortly after- just to mention a couple of his infractions- also-
    he ran a red light left turn at an intersection where it is apparently
    very hard to do so- you have to go out of your way- he apparently
    will pick up some trash and walk- and he has the audacity to say that
    he will be inspired by the man he has accidentally killed- because he thought
    it would be neat to meet somebody who actually did something real-
    and then kills him- while mr. halberstam;s family is left with only memories-
    and what ifs....

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    Posted by Joanna
    a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
    on Feb 15, 2008 at 11:34 am

    He, and all others like him, should not enjoy the privilege of driving. It is not a right. Act irresponsibly and lose it.

    If enough people lose their licenses, then maybe someone "important" who loses his/her license, will improve public transportation with their connetions. But, alas, that is another topic.

    It is always sad to hear about unnecessary death. My thoughts go out to the family of the deceased.

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