Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Chapel Hill bus driver pleads no contest

On November 4, 2008 I posted links to two stories from the local news about a fatal bus accident in Chapel Hill. A bus hit a pedestrian, Valerie Hughes, who died the following day. In the second story, this was reported:

"According to police records, the Chapel Hill Police Department has investigated 10 wrecks since 2001 – not including last week's – in which Orr was involved. He was at fault in most of the wrecks. Nine of them were in a town vehicle."

In today's story linked below, he was given a 45 day suspended sentence, 100 hours of community service, loses his license for a year, and may be required to speak about his experience. Are you kidding me? Nine wrecks in government vehicles, most of which were his fault, he kills someone, and that's it? Two and a half weeks of washing police cars and he might have to talk about it? Damn. Maybe I'm just being harsh, maybe it's because I've been hit so many times, but that doesn't seem like justice to me.

Chapel Hill bus driver was sentenced

5 comments:

Kristina P. said...

WHAT?!?! How on earth did he still have a job?

Meg said...

I know, right?

FoxyMoron said...

He should be sacked and banned from driving any bus anywhere ever again.

ladyfi said...

WHAT?? He should have been banned from driving years ago... or at least subjected to my cooking as a punishment.

FoxyMoron said...

chuckle@Ladyfi.