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    Tony Stewart Won’t Face Criminal Charges in Death of Kevin Ward Jr.

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    A grand jury in Ontario County, N.Y., decided Wednesday not to file criminal charges against the Nascar champion Tony Stewart for the Aug. 9 accident that killed driver Kevin Ward Jr.

    The grand jury had been asked to consider charges of second-degree manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide after Stewart’s racecar hit and killed Ward during a sprint car race at Canandaigua Motorsports Park. District attorney Michael Tantillo said more than two dozen witnesses testified, including two accident reconstruction specialists. The grand jury also reviewed a number of photographs and video recordings.
    This is great news. He didn't intentionally kill Kevin Ward, Jr. It was an accident. They happen sometimes with tragic consequences.
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    From the ashes.

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    Re: Tony Stewart Won’t Face Criminal Charges in Death of Kevin Ward Jr.

    Walk out onto a RACE TRACK while it's IN USE, and yeah.\







    You MIGHT get hit by a car.




    Just sayin.
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    Re: Tony Stewart Won’t Face Criminal Charges in Death of Kevin Ward Jr.

    Its sad and will haunt Stewart for many years. But I don't think there was any intent past maybe roostertailing him.

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    Re: Tony Stewart Won’t Face Criminal Charges in Death of Kevin Ward Jr.

    Ward Jr. was high as a kite as well.

    DA: Kevin Ward Jr. was under the influence of marijuana

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    Re: Tony Stewart Won’t Face Criminal Charges in Death of Kevin Ward Jr.

    That is good news. I never understood the desire to prosecute. You walk out on a field with racing cars....WTF do you think is going to happen.

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    Re: Tony Stewart Won’t Face Criminal Charges in Death of Kevin Ward Jr.

    Stewart may be an ass but he was innocent in this incident. As others have stated, you just can't waltz out into a race track with a race ongoing.
    But am certain there is a line of lawyers at the door of the family to go for civil charges.

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    Re: Tony Stewart Won’t Face Criminal Charges in Death of Kevin Ward Jr.

    Quote Originally Posted by pilot16 View Post
    Ward Jr. was high as a kite as well.

    DA: Kevin Ward Jr. was under the influence of marijuana
    1. Facts not in evidence.
    2. Based on your own link you are lying ("under the influence" or "impaired" =/= "high as a kite").

    “There is toxicology evidence in the case relating to Kevin Ward that actually indicated that at time of operation he was under the influence of marijuana,” District Attorney Michael Tantillo said during a news conference Wednesday afternoon. [...] He was not specific about how much marijuana Ward had in his system and said no toxicology report was presented to the grand jury.

    Kevin Ward Jr. under influence of marijuana when killed by Tony Stewart car, DA says | NASCAR | Sporting News
    The DA should be suspended immediately and brought up on charges (ethics, withholding evidence, sensationalizing/politicizing an investigation, etc).

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    Re: Tony Stewart Won’t Face Criminal Charges in Death of Kevin Ward Jr.

    Quote Originally Posted by pilot16 View Post
    Ward Jr. was high as a kite as well.

    DA: Kevin Ward Jr. was under the influence of marijuana
    There is no test which can test for marijuana intoxication. So, bull****.

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    Re: Tony Stewart Won’t Face Criminal Charges in Death of Kevin Ward Jr.

    Quote Originally Posted by countryboy View Post
    There is no test which can test for marijuana intoxication. So, bull****.
    Seriously? Toxicology is not advanced enough to tell if someone has been smoking weed? Really? That is what you are going to try to convince us of?

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    Re: Tony Stewart Won’t Face Criminal Charges in Death of Kevin Ward Jr.

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    Seriously? Toxicology is not advanced enough to tell if someone has been smoking weed? Really? That is what you are going to try to convince us of?
    To those with the ability to read, he is trying to convince you about intoxication. Although he clearly did fail, the true fail is on your end. I blame your strawman

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