What Do You Do With a Drunken Driver?

There is something deeply wrong with our justice system:

Marietta mother Raquel Nelson–who lost her 4-year-old son when a car ran into him as she was headed home from the bus stop with her three children–may face up to two and half years in prison for jaywalking.

The Huffington Post’s Radley Balko points out that Nelson may serve six times as many months in prison as the man who ran over her family and drove off.

That man, Jerry Guy, admitted he had been drinking and taking prescribed painkillers the night of the accident, and had been convicted in two earlier hit-and-runs. He served six months in jail for the crime.


Words fail.


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