Driver to be sentenced in accident that injured MaryAnn Levenson Around Town, posted by Editor, The Almanac Online, on Nov 14, 2007 at 5:13 pm
A sentence of up to 16 months in state prison may be coming in January to the Hillsborough man in a pickup truck who struck and severely injured Menlo Park bicycle racer MaryAnn Levenson 11 months ago.
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Posted by Bob, a resident of the Woodside: Woodside Heights neighborhood, on Nov 14, 2007 at 5:13 pm
Is it just me, or is a MAXIMUM 15 months sentence (possible much lower) pretty darn lenient for almost killing someone? Does this attempted murderer also at least have to stop driving a car permanently, since he clearly shouldn't be trusted behind the wheel, or will he just spend at most a few more months in prison than his victim spent in the hospital / rehab?
Posted by Richard, a resident of another community, on Nov 20, 2007 at 11:25 am
The DMV, not the courts, decides on his driver's license. With a sentence of 16 months he me be out much sooner if he behaves himself. By pleading no contest he cannot have charges brought against him in a civil suit, so he will not pay a penny. The victim will have huge medical bills to deal with for many years, and this guy will be free for most of them. He apparently had a smart lawyer who got him a good deal. It makes me sick to see what passes for justice in this country.