Especially at this time of the year people in Kentucky may hear a lot about drunk driving and local law enforcement agencies step up their patrol efforts to nab drunk drivers who refuse to find other means of transportation to attend their holiday events where they will consume alcohol. Many people may also sometimes feel frustrated when they hear stories about these drivers not spending time in jail after they kill or permanently disable someone else.
For these people, one case in Kentucky that is getting attention now may give them hope that negligent drunk drivers can be held accountable for their actions. The accident actually took place three years ago in November of 2014. It was on one night that an intoxicated man hit another vehicle with his. The other driver was killed in the crash. A criminal trial ensued and the drunk driver was given a sentence of 20 years in prison.
The defendant’s family launched an appeal that ultimately made its way to the Kentucky Supreme Court. The family is noted as indicating they do not believe it is fair for their son to experience these consequences when other defendants do not. The high court rejected the appeal which gives the family of the man who was killed hope that some justice will be served in the death of their son.
Families who lose their relatives because of the reckless choices of others may find working with a lawyer a good way of learning how to pursue compensation.
Source: WBKO.com, “Pryor and Hardy families speak after Drew Hardy’s appeal request is denied,” Darby Bean, December 18, 2017