Tuesday, January 04, 2011

where's the justice?

Bill Bean has an article on his blog about Tiberiu David who was killed while riding his bicycle in a designated bicycle lane in broad daylight on University Avenue in Waterloo - 4 months ago. The motorist in the case, 24-year-old Matthew Waltenberry of Kitchener, has been charged with careless driving, driving with a suspended licence and possessing a driver's licence while prohibited.

The Record has the story here.

Bean goes on to say:
None of the charges are Criminal Code offences, so while it is possible that a convicted person could see some jail time, it is more than likely that a conviction will result in a fine.
And his licence will be suspended. At least that'll help keep him off the road.
Oh, wait a minute...

1 comment:

Scott said...

Where's the grace?

I have mixed feelings on this one. I agree that it seems pretty light especially considering the circumstances.

That being said I suspect that this young driver will be still left with trying to deal with the past long after whatever punishment is given.