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March 2, 2013

Nine days ago, when a Travis County jury recommended Gabrielle Nestande receive only probation in the May 2011 hit-and-run death of Courtney Griffin, many spectators let out a collective gasp. Outside the courtroom, Griffin's mother expressed the outrage and bafflement felt by many who had followed the trial.

The light punishment for Nestande, who'd visited two bars prior to veering her BMW into the 30-year-old nanny as she walked along Exposition Boulevard, signaled it was acceptable for "Everybody (to) just go out tonight, drink, get behind the wheel, drive through neighborhoods and hit innocent people," Laurie Griffin said.


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Wake up citizens! It's been this way forever! Check out the statistics - bail amounts and sentences imposed on DWI and other crimes of that nature are a joke! Yes - you can actually murder someone with your car because you chose to drive after drinking - and get probation.......
Posted by DoTheRightThing at 3/4/2013 9:05:31 AM

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