Oh my god!!! Sorry, but I disagree. Mr. Krell used very poor judgment that night and sorry but actions like that have consequences sometimes. He didn't predict the outcome but he is an adult and should have been more responsible. The situation and events that took place that night are unfortunate and very sad. Someone died that would not have, someone is cripled that wouldn't be and this didn't happen because of a "empty" plastic bottle hitting a vehicle, it happened because of Krell's careless pursuit to chase these young kids down. Sorry, but he should have known better than to take it to the extreme that he did. No, the kids shouldn't have done what they did but an empty plastic pop bottle pretty much just skims off a car going at a rate of 45 mph and wouldn't have penetrated to do any damage. This I know, because it happened to me.
What I'm tired of is seeing is town or city officials, board members, commissioners, etc ALWAYS skate by and typically get away with everything when they do something wrong. It's never in the paper, always hidden and brushed under a rug. To be honest, I was surprised at the verdict. I was almost 100% sure he was going to be another one of those that slipped through the system with a mere slap on his hand. He lied on the stand (under oath let me add!!!), told a ridiculous and unbelievable story and you want to give him credit for that??? NO!! He made himself look even worse (totally uncredible) and probably would have gotten more sympathy had he owned up to it and showed nothing but the utmost remorse. People are more forgiving when you yourself, come forward and admit you made a huge mistake and that you are truly sorry for it. What was he thinking to come out lying like that when the 911 recordings were concrete evidence of his guilt...HELLO.
The whole situation is a sad one. I also realize he's not the only one to blame here, the other driver is guilty too. I just expect more from a grown, intelligent family man that has responsibilities at home and to his family. He made a mistake and for that, he should pay. All he had to do was follow the car, get the license number and report it......it was that simple. He took matters into his own hands and a huge tragedy took place. A beautiful life was lost, another beautiful life will have to struggle for the rest of her life with a disability and his family will suffer because of his careless behavior. Shame on you Mr. Krell.