I think the owner of the car that let him steal it should be responsable for the 2 deaths and many injuries. After all if the car wasn't reported stolen, maybe the cop would not have been chasing him.
Have you never seen a drop-dead-drunk continue to get served in a bar?? Do you think that's right?? I don't. It's quite different, even at .11 (which I didn't know at the time), but blind drunk? I just saw that last Saturday. Guy left . . . not even a cup of coffee for him. He pulled out his car keys. You wouldn't hold a club responsible for that? See, I say as long as there are those laws on the books? They should be enforced.
I served on a jury once where the accused BA level was .32, or four times the legal limit. The prosecution presented an alcohol expert who testified that most people would be unconscious at that level, but that someone accustomed to consuming a lot of alcohol could still be functional. The defense countered with a wacky theory that the alcohol was the result of his blood having fermented, and brought up the remote possibility that the phlebotomist who took the blood may have used alcohol to sterilize the needle site. No evidence that such a thing really happened, you understand, just mentioned the possibility.
The defense almost got the jury to acquit. I had to do a lot of convincing, and so did some of the other jurors, before they finally voted to convict.
Can't we just turn Congress off and then turn it back on again?
So the reality is this guy got pulled over in a stolen car, tried to drive away because he was driving a stolen car, ran over several people in a stolen car, and we need to find some bartender to blame?
Is personal responsibility dead in our society??