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Repeat Offender on Parole Gets Probation, No Jail, for Felony DWI

Society & Culture  (tags: society, Drunk Driving, felony, crime, law, Alcohol abuse, death )

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Assistant District Attorney Mary Tanner-Richter, left, and District Attorney David Soares spoke to the media Friday afternoon, March 14, 2014, about the DWI sentence given Thursday to Jack Frazier, a 4-time drunk driver and parolee who escaped any jail-


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Dee C (229)
Saturday March 15, 2014, 7:24 am
ALBANY District Attorney David Soares called on drunken driving opponents to "let their voices be heard" Friday after a judge allowed a four-time offender on parole to escape prison time for his latest DWI-related offense.

Soares carefully avoided any direct chiding of Albany County Judge Peter Lynch, who imposed the non-jail sentence on Thursday. Instead, Soares beckoned anti-DWI advocates specifically Mothers Against Drunk Driving to become more vocal.

"We want MADD to be a little madder, so to speak," Soares said, joined by Assistant District Attorney Mary Tanner-Richter, who runs his office's bureau that prosecutes vehicular crimes. "MADD needs to have more advocacy in the criminal courts in Albany County. There I've said it."

Soares said the advocates must "let their voices be heard with respect to how they feel about reckless and careless people on the road consuming alcohol and operating motor vehicles," adding, "That has to come from a source other than this office."

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penny C (83)
Saturday March 15, 2014, 2:41 pm
Thanks Dee.

. (0)
Sunday March 16, 2014, 7:06 am
What does it take to get the message across, vehicular manslaughter; the deaths of kids because of some fool behind the wheel?

Dee C (229)
Sunday March 16, 2014, 7:14 am
The DA and his asst..really do try hard to charge to the fullest extent and lock these idiots up..I have no respect for anyone who gets behind the wheel of a car and is under any influence..It is selfish..thoughtless and just disgusting..

Ken O (55)
Sunday March 16, 2014, 1:39 pm
Is he from a wealthy family? Did he get to use the "I'm too rich so I don't know any better" excuse?

Joanne Dixon (38)
Sunday March 16, 2014, 2:09 pm
I am not cognizant of the way New York has their functions set up, so I may be way off base here. But - if it were my state - and granted that prison would have been more appropriate - I would not envy him being on parole and probation at the same time. The requirements are not EXACTLY the same, although similar, and he would have to report to two separate officers, a parole officer AND a probation officer, who will each have their own take on the requirements. If even one of them dislikes him (and exponentially if both dislike him) they may be able to make him so crazy with conflicting expectations that he might end up wishing he had gone to prison. Well, at least we can hope.

Birgit W (160)
Sunday March 16, 2014, 2:18 pm
I just wanted to say the same like Ken O. said. Thanks.

Athena F (131)
Sunday March 16, 2014, 6:06 pm
thank you

marie C (163)
Sunday March 16, 2014, 7:26 pm
Who knows what is the reason disgusting
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