Man Who Caused Deadly Crash Wants Out Of Jail

A man who admitted to causing a crash that killed his passenger in Clark County wants out of jail.

Richard Parsons has served almost five months of a two year sentence after pleading guilty to reckless homicide. The Winchester Sun reports Parsons plans to ask for shock probation.

Police say he was driving under the influence when he crashed along Kentucky 627 in December. His car went down a 70 foot embankment.


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  • by Wow Location: RIchmond on Mar 12, 2008 at 09:26 PM
    @me Location: ky He was given a light sentence of 2 years. Neglegant homicide or even wanton endangermant can carry 5years easy. A friend of mine was sober when he wrecked with his 2months from 18yrold sober cousin and they tryed to charge him with wanton endangerment until they found no drugs in either of their blood, and the cousin that turned 18 b4 court said he didnt want to file charges. SO if your drunk and cause the passenger to die it may not be as bad as killing someone you dont know. But by even driving drunk you endanger yourself and anyone that may come around you. If you dont believe me try driving out of richmond around 11pm on fridays.
  • by me Location: ky on Mar 12, 2008 at 04:42 AM
    In all fairness the individual that was killed in the wreck was drinking along with this person and he knew how drunk the other guy was before he chose to ride in the vechile with a drunk... So don't put all the blame on this driver.. Yes he is to blame for driving drunk bad decision alot of people have made and got by with it he happened to NOT get buy with it. Doesn't mean he intentionally killed the passenger. Maybe he has learned his lesson. Should we judge him? I think not! Maybe now that he saw the consequences of his actions he will never do it again and there for can be a very product citizen and make a living instead of us having to feed, cloth, and put a roof over his head.
  • by Wow Location: RIchmond on Mar 11, 2008 at 02:47 PM
    DOesnt everyone thats in jail want out? Are we supposed to suspend all sentences of neglegant homicide while 1 million non violent drug offenders remain jailed? Hes lucky he didnt get 5-10 years!

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