Monday, February 27, 2006

On Privilege

As if we need more proof that the members of our government are corrupt.

I doubt this received much coverage outside of our area, so here's the background. In July of 1999, Tom Druce, one of our state representatives, hit and killed a pedestrian while driving drunk in downtown Harrisburg in a Jeep that was leased at the taxpayers' expense. Claiming that he thought he hit a sign (Don't you hate it when signs jump out and hit the front of your car?), he took the vehicle to a body shop to have it repaired (again at the taxpayers' expense) and lied to his insurance, telling them that the accident took place on the Pennsylvania Turnpike.

He is going to be released on parole in two weeks after serving 2 years, his minimum sentence. I don't see how 2 years can possibly be a long enough sentence for driving drunk (I haven't heard whether or not this is his first offense), killing someone, lying about it, and committing insurance fraud. Our justice system needs a major overhaul.

Druce to Be Paroled in March


Blogger noelle feather said...

Sickening. Just plain sickening.

2/27/2006 10:06 AM  
Blogger katiedid said...

Man. They ought to figure out a way that he and Bill Janklow, SD's exact equivalent of this guy, can be jail cell roommates just so they at least technically have to live with themselves now.

2/27/2006 5:09 PM  
Blogger defiant goddess said...

This reminds me ... Remember about 3 years ago there was a bishop in Phoenix who was charged with a hit and run? Well, I used to work for the diocese and he was my boss! I knew the guy! Anyway ... he claimed he thought a rock hit his car and just kept driving. That was so ridiculous. The whole passenger side of his windshield was caved in. Rocks don't do that AND if something slammed into your car with that kind of force, wouldn't you stop the damn car???

But because he was the bishop, he didn't get any jail time. Just community service.

3/02/2006 8:57 AM  
Blogger Jenny G said...

I didn't hear about that, but that's horrible too!

3/02/2006 2:16 PM  

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