The Verdict Is In……. 110 Years Concurrent Life Sentences

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IDMtnGal 's Comment
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ps: Why didn't that Nebraska (iirc) guy that killed 3 (Don't quote me, i posted it earlier) get ANYTHING close to this sentence... because he could read?

Anne,

I was driving for the company when this incident occurred.

Boise 2016 Accident

Justin had been driving 17 plus hours, did not have a valid CDL from failing a drug test in February of 2015 and he was known to use drugs while with the company.

After 3 months investigation, the company was shut down and stranded 4 drivers out on the road. The owners also funneled the money the trucking business made into their ranch, so when the doors were closed, the checks that the drivers were paid with all bounced and never made good.

Justin lost his CDL permanently and was fined only $650 for that accident. Supposedly State law only allowed him to be given tickets for log book violations!! Not enough, fair or right.

Laura

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

CSA:

Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA)

The CSA is a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) initiative to improve large truck and bus safety and ultimately reduce crashes, injuries, and fatalities that are related to commercial motor vehicle

FMCSA:

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

The FMCSA was established within the Department of Transportation on January 1, 2000. Their primary mission is to prevent commercial motor vehicle-related fatalities and injuries.

What Does The FMCSA Do?

  • Commercial Drivers' Licenses
  • Data and Analysis
  • Regulatory Compliance and Enforcement
  • Research and Technology
  • Safety Assistance
  • Support and Information Sharing

Fm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
Anne A. (and sometimes To's Comment
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ps: Why didn't that Nebraska (iirc) guy that killed 3 (Don't quote me, i posted it earlier) get ANYTHING close to this sentence... because he could read?

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You'd see different sentences based on states and what he was charged with. The reason he got 110 years is because of the actual crimes he was charged with, not the event. Sentencing guidelines for the states say this crime carries this sentence.

Ah, gotcha. Thanks. Still seems 'unfair,' though.

~ Anne ~

Anne A. (and sometimes To's Comment
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ps: Why didn't that Nebraska (iirc) guy that killed 3 (Don't quote me, i posted it earlier) get ANYTHING close to this sentence... because he could read?

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Anne,

I was driving for the company when this incident occurred.

Boise 2016 Accident

Justin had been driving 17 plus hours, did not have a valid CDL from failing a drug test in February of 2015 and he was known to use drugs while with the company.

After 3 months investigation, the company was shut down and stranded 4 drivers out on the road. The owners also funneled the money the trucking business made into their ranch, so when the doors were closed, the checks that the drivers were paid with all bounced and never made good.

Justin lost his CDL permanently and was fined only $650 for that accident. Supposedly State law only allowed him to be given tickets for log book violations!! Not enough, fair or right.

Laura

Oh, WOW !! That's ALL ?!?!? smdh. :(

Companies aren't held responsible enough, methinks.

~ Anne ~

ps: Did YOU get screwed out of pay, too?

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

CSA:

Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA)

The CSA is a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) initiative to improve large truck and bus safety and ultimately reduce crashes, injuries, and fatalities that are related to commercial motor vehicle

FMCSA:

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

The FMCSA was established within the Department of Transportation on January 1, 2000. Their primary mission is to prevent commercial motor vehicle-related fatalities and injuries.

What Does The FMCSA Do?

  • Commercial Drivers' Licenses
  • Data and Analysis
  • Regulatory Compliance and Enforcement
  • Research and Technology
  • Safety Assistance
  • Support and Information Sharing

Fm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
Chris P.'s Comment
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The title of this post has been bothering me. Doesn't he mean consecutive and not concurrent? Anyway, I was looking into it more, and one of the victim's daughters, who lost their dad during the crash, said she doesn't want Rogel Aguilera-Mederos's son to lose his father too. A great show of forgiveness.

What good does sending Rogel to prison for 110 years do? It just makes him another life lost in the accident as far as I see it. It sounds like the DA is thinking about reducing his sentence. Good.

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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I truly do not understand why you think he shouldn't be held accountable.

Had he done everything he could to avoid the wreck I would be more forgiving but he probably never should have been behind the wheel in the first place.

PackRat's Comment
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The title of this post has been bothering me. Doesn't he mean consecutive and not concurrent? Anyway, I was looking into it more, and one of the victim's daughters, who lost their dad during the crash, said she doesn't want Rogel Aguilera-Mederos's son to lose his father too. A great show of forgiveness.

What good does sending Rogel to prison for 110 years do? It just makes him another life lost in the accident as far as I see it. It sounds like the DA is thinking about reducing his sentence. Good.

What should the CONVICTED driver receive then, Chris P.?

18 months for each four wheeler he ran into? Then 36 months for the fire that started? How about 24 months for each injury, then 60 months for each death? Would you feel better if there was also a month for each First Responder on the scene?

Here's another tidbit most of the crybaby, snowflake, apathetic leftists never consider: minimum sentences were created via legislation (not by whining social media influencers, nor tv talking heads, nor Folly-Wood) to ensure that spineless judges were prevented from letting those CONVICTED from walking with a hand slap, credit for time served, or community service on the weekends.

How many other fatality crashes occurred on that day only in the state of Colorado, or the entire United States, that were not embraced by the woken, loser Left crowd?

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
G-Town's Comment
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...yet let a cop in the line of duty shoot and kill a perpetrator committing a violent crime... etc. Do I need to go on? Bass ackwards.

I’m not approving anymore of Chris posts to this thread. Sorry. His politics makes me sick...

John's Comment
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Anyway, I was looking into it more, and one of the victim's daughters, who lost their dad during the crash, said she doesn't want Rogel Aguilera-Mederos's son to lose his father too. A great show of forgiveness.

Good for her. That is healthy for her.

What good does sending Rogel to prison for 110 years do? It just makes him another life lost in the accident as far as I see it. It sounds like the DA is thinking about reducing his sentence. Good.

He is another life lost in the tragedy. But he did it by choice. He had opportunities to make the right decisions, in which he would have lived...and 4 people would still be alive...and the others injured would...well, not be injured.

When he made the decision to bypass the runaway ramps...and not make any other attempts to stop, or prevent the "accident"....he intentionally decided to crash into these cars...which, removes the word "accident" from the description. Even if he would have attempted to run into the guardrail...or intentionally wreck his truck to prevent the collision...and still somehow killed/injured others....I think there would be at least some leniency. But there was no attempt. The cars, were his choice. At that point it became murder.

John's Comment
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I do however feel his sentence will be reduced. Willing to bet, it will be cut by at least 50%.

It is a very difficult situation and topic.

Steven E.'s Comment
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I think you mean "consecutive," not "concurrent."

He was found guilty of 27 counts, and "...at the time of Aguilera-Mederos’ sentencing, the judge said he didn’t have much choice because the man was convicted of first-degree assault and attempted first-degree assault — both are classified as crimes of violence that have both a sentencing minimum and require that multiple convictions are served consecutively."

The latest on this is that "...Jefferson County District Attorney Alexis King filed two formal requests for reconsideration on Aguilera-Medero’s steep sentence in the last week — including one filed Tuesday requesting another hearing be expedited." "A Jefferson County Judge has granted a reconsideration hearing...."

The above is from the CPR (Colorado Public Radio) website.

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