…no scratch that, there are many things I don’t understand about our judicial system (and I’m someone who makes my living in it). But, the one thing that perplexes me above every other legal mystery is how easily drunk drivers get off.
Wernick and Bettinger made their remarks in late November when Driscoll pleaded guilty to hitting Iverson as she headed to her East Isles Neighborhood house from a party in St. Paul for her daughter’s graduation from St. Paul Academy and Summit Schools.
She admitted drinking more than she had planned that night. She got behind the wheel of her black Audi and headed west on Marshall Avenue. She said she doesn’t remember anything after crossing the Mississippi River bridge onto East Lake Street.
“I woke up and there was glass lying everywhere,” she said. Driscoll, who will be 50 on Saturday, apologized at her November court appearance and said she had run herself ragged and was tired that evening after several social events.
According to the charges, shortly after midnight on June 14, Driscoll’s car suddenly veered to the right and struck Iverson, throwing him through the air and knocking him from his shoes. Her car then smashed into a glass bus shelter, destroying it. Iverson didn’t regain consciousness and died on June 16.
So she’ll get 8 months locked up. Big woopdee freakin do.