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Drunk Woman Hands Over Car Keys to Boyfriend & Faces 30 Years in Prison for It!

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posted on Mar, 8 2012 @ 02:15 PM
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I am sorry but this is government gone mad. This lady did the right thing and her boyfriend did the wrong thing. aking her respncible for her boyfriends poor decision is tyranny. The US is fastly becomming the USSR. These prosecutors need to be removed.




When 21-year-old Erin Brown was too wasted to drive her Toyota Scion home after a night out on the town, she gave the keys to her boyfriend, Trevor Bradshaw. Which would’ve been a responsible decision, except he was drunk too. Drunk Woman Hands Over Car Keys to Boyfriend & Faces 30 Years in Prison for It


Drunk Woman Hands Over Car Keys to Boyfriend & Faces 30 Years in Prison for It




posted on Mar, 8 2012 @ 02:26 PM
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In my area, the bartender would be the one facing prison time! I do not totally agree with that either unless bar tending were to require a degree or two and bar tenders were paid a whole lot more for the extra burden!



posted on Mar, 8 2012 @ 02:28 PM
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I don't see the problem here.

Driving drunk is driving drunk. She didn't make a good decision, she handed to keys to somebody who was just as drunk.

Fair is fair. Don't go out and bring your vehicle when you are going to be drinking. You don't have the right to endanger other people like that.

Although the 30 years is a bit much, unless somebody got hurt, but that's the only problem I see.

~Tenth



posted on Mar, 8 2012 @ 02:32 PM
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This isn't a matter of the government going mad, this is a matter of prosecutors utilizing an existing law. Don't get me wrong the gov is mad, but this is an existing law. I'm also not saying that the girl deserves 30 yrs, but its not a stretch to understand the family of the victims seeking the full penalty. Noone is perfect but the right thing to do is recognize that your drunk and lack good judgement, and call a cab to be safe.



posted on Mar, 8 2012 @ 02:33 PM
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Fair is fair. Don't go out and bring your vehicle when you are going to be drinking. You don't have the right to endanger other people like that.


Spot on...


The government has not gone mad OP. Well, actually it has, but not in this case.


There were 2 drunks behind the wheel that night...time to pay the piper.



posted on Mar, 8 2012 @ 02:33 PM
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Originally posted by tothetenthpower
I don't see the problem here.

Driving drunk is driving drunk. She didn't make a good decision, she handed to keys to somebody who was just as drunk.

Fair is fair. Don't go out and bring your vehicle when you are going to be drinking. You don't have the right to endanger other people like that.

Although the 30 years is a bit much, unless somebody got hurt, but that's the only problem I see.

~Tenth


I would assume if she's getting 30 years, this would be for something like aggravated drunk driving if she was the enabler of the crime the other person committed?

She likely has a very lengthy record of drunk driving convictions to be getting this sort of sentence, I bet we're not hearing the whole story here. Even if someone got killed, a manslaughter charge would not bring a 30 year sentence.
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posted on Mar, 8 2012 @ 02:33 PM
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Originally posted by tothetenthpower
I don't see the problem here.

Driving drunk is driving drunk. She didn't make a good decision, she handed to keys to somebody who was just as drunk.

Fair is fair. Don't go out and bring your vehicle when you are going to be drinking. You don't have the right to endanger other people like that.

Although the 30 years is a bit much, unless somebody got hurt, but that's the only problem I see.

~Tenth


I agree. She made a wrong and stupid decision. The right one would 1. do not ever take your car if you are going out drinking, use a cab. 2. If you take car, call a cab if you were drinking.

Based on the article, she probably wont get 30.....
Oh and people died as a result of this "mistake".....she was in ZERO position to be make such a judgement call.....she should have called a cab. period. her "judgement call" killed two people.


But the night turned tragic when her boyfriend struck and killed two young men about their same age on Demonbreun Street near the Music Row roundabout, then drove her Toyota Scion across a median and hit a taxicab head-on.

Erin Brown’s boyfriend was charged with vehicular homicide and assault. She had been in the passenger seat. But in a rare use of the law, police also are charging Brown with the same crimes.


Original News Source HERE
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posted on Mar, 8 2012 @ 02:34 PM
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One person died that night, another died after being in a coma for a couple months.



posted on Mar, 8 2012 @ 02:34 PM
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Un-freaking-believable. Whatever happened to "let the punishment fit the crime"?

Here is what really gets me about these issues: Alcohol is legal. Bars are in every town (well, almost...not in my town, but there are only 2,000 who live there). People get to those bars by driving there, as evidenced by their large parking lots. That almost begs for the drunk person to drive home. Who likes to be the "designated driver", which is nothing more than a person who stays sober and drinks soda pop all night while their friends get hammered....(gee, sounds like a blast)....? The hypocrisy just astounds me.

I feel this set-up almost forces people to drive drunk, or at least buzzed. Please note that I DO NOT CONDONE DRUNK DRIVING. I myself am a tee-totaler and do not drink, ever.

So this gal faces 30 years in prison because she was so hammered she, in her drunken haze, handed her keys over to her boyfriend, who may have appeared more sober but obviously wasn't.

My ex husband was murdered by his girlfriend because he wanted to break up with her. While he snoozed on the couch, she snuck up and shot him point-blank in the chest with a .45, then waited 30 minutes before calling 911. It was proven that she lied to the cops, and had said to friends that, if he wanted to break up, she would shoot him dead. She got 13 years, and was out in 10.

Apparently, pre-meditated murder is not as bad as being wasted and handing over your car keys to somebody slightly less wasted.

There is no more justice in this country. I have completely lost faith in the system.
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posted on Mar, 8 2012 @ 02:34 PM
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We sure aren't.


A 21-year-old Hermitage woman who had been out drinking late one night in December gave her car keys to her 23-year-old boyfriend, thinking he was sober enough to drive.

But the night turned tragic when her boyfriend struck and killed two young men about their same age on Demonbreun Street near the Music Row roundabout, then drove her Toyota Scion across a median and hit a taxicab head-on.


www.tennessean.com...

I have NO sympathy.

~Tenth



posted on Mar, 8 2012 @ 02:37 PM
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Originally posted by tothetenthpower
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We sure aren't.


A 21-year-old Hermitage woman who had been out drinking late one night in December gave her car keys to her 23-year-old boyfriend, thinking he was sober enough to drive.

But the night turned tragic when her boyfriend struck and killed two young men about their same age on Demonbreun Street near the Music Row roundabout, then drove her Toyota Scion across a median and hit a taxicab head-on.


www.tennessean.com...

I have NO sympathy.

~Tenth


I knew the whole story would come out within
a few posts.

I am with you 10th...

These people both drunk killed 2 people
they should of hired that taxi they hit..
Moral of the story do not drink and drive
i know people do it a lot and they have been
lucky.



posted on Mar, 8 2012 @ 02:37 PM
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There is no way they can stop all or any drunk drivers so this is a fear technique to make people too afraid to do it, only proving that not everyone who drives dunk will kill themslves or others. Its a pathetic hoax.



posted on Mar, 8 2012 @ 02:39 PM
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Don't get too upset yet, she hasn't been sentenced.



posted on Mar, 8 2012 @ 02:40 PM
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Whoops, didn't get the whole story before posting my first post. I didn't realize that two people died.

Thirty years is more than fair since two people are dead. In fact, it should be more like 50 years.



posted on Mar, 8 2012 @ 02:44 PM
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The real crime is the government allows a small amout of alcohol
this allows people to gamble
and when people can gamble, they will gamble
as a result of this gamble people have died

this losing bet supports one great geezilly money sucking operation

alcohol shuts down good judgement ( in the brain)
this why they serve free drinks in casinos

If they wanted to do what's right, they would make it ZERO alcohol allowed
NO IFS ANDS OR BUTTS
PERIOD

I tended bar for over 25 years where the tarbender is liable for overserving
and 10 percent of the houses liability as well
even for PEDESTRIANS
so I do have a clue
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posted on Mar, 8 2012 @ 02:47 PM
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This guy agrees with the girls attorney.

“You’re not going to win that case in trial,” said Nashville criminal defense attorney Joel Crim, who worked in the District Attorney’s Office for five years. “The jury is going to understand the tragedy. I mean, the driver didn’t want anybody to get killed. The young lady, of course, didn’t want anybody to get killed.”

Much better report



posted on Mar, 8 2012 @ 02:52 PM
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That's funny. She was in zero position to make a judgement call so she should have exercised good judgement and called a cab. Makes sense to me.


This whole thing is a tragic mess. Two drunks decide to drive. That's a mess. Two people are dead. That's a mess. A backwards and ultimately futile justice system decides to ruin two more lives to accomplish....what?. That's a mess.

All the threats, regulations, legislation and punishment in the world and those two pedestrians would still be dead.

Short of sobriety checks at the door and psychically shoving the drunks into cabs there isnt anything anyone can do to prevent this type of tragedy. Despite all the for-your-own-good laws and all the virtual death penalty penalties we live in anarchy. Anarchy with signage. Because no one can be kept from doing anything they are going to do. That's life.
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posted on Mar, 8 2012 @ 02:56 PM
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If she was too drunk to drive, then she may have been too drunk to realize that her boyfriend was also too drunk to drive.

She made a good decision. Her boyfriend made the bad decision to drive drunk. I don't see how it was her fault.

The boyfriend could have said, "Honey, I'm wasted, let's get a cab" but he didn't



posted on Mar, 8 2012 @ 03:00 PM
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Were talking about the right decision here not the probable decision. There are several things one can do, before getting too drunk, to make sure you call a cab, if necessary.



posted on Mar, 8 2012 @ 03:06 PM
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I hate drunk people.

My friends already gave me a reason to stop drinking, but now this just solidifies my belief that alcohol causes nothing but trouble for all involved.




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