MONCKS CORNER, S.C. — The woman accused of being intoxicated when she struck two Goose Creek firefighters with her car last year will not go to jail.
Jessica Lanier, 26, of Goose Creek stood before a judge Tuesday and pleaded no contest to a charge of driving under the influence. She had been charged with a more severe felony count, but prosecutors said the reduced charge was more appropriate for the offense.
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MattandKarly NewtonWednesday, November 14, 2012 4:59:41 PMour justice system is so flawed. I guess it takes a drunk to kill someones father or husband to get any punishment.
John R EetenThursday, November 15, 2012 9:02:10 AMThis is a clear case of Assault with a Deadly Weapon! One goes out with the intent to drink and drive from the establishment of which they were drinking. This is not a far stretch from Gross Negligence where intent is constantly present. This is no different than distracted by a Cell Phone, either chatting on it or texting. All three types of operation kills people daily. Cut the PC and treat these people the way they need to be treated! There are laws written all over the country dealing with this, use them, instead of being a big buddy and say, "I know you didn't mean top do that! It's ok, you will be fine." Since when do the Criminals, who take the rights from their victims, deserve to have more when the decision comes to holding the criminal accountable for thei actions?
David CribbThursday, November 15, 2012 9:20:15 AMThe justice system is a farce! The driver would have faced worse punishment if she had ran over 2 dogs! It is disgusting to hear this injustice, especially when it involved firefighters on the job!
Shannon RogishThursday, November 15, 2012 10:02:36 AMKnowing how lawyers are, they probably shifted the blame. No protective equipment (reflective vest/etc), and improper scene safety.
James E PhillipsThursday, November 15, 2012 10:23:16 AMThis is why We provide protection for our Folks while on scene by blocking the area with Fire police. Both ends to either slow down, road to go around or stop.