Wednesday, January 14, 2009

People v. Harbert (Cal. Ct. App. - Jan. 14, 2009)

I wasn't at the trial. But I can read. And Justice Richman does a very good job of summarizing the testimony. Given what I've read, I'm pretty darn confident that Lee Harbet was guilty of a hit-and-run. And that, though not convicted of the offense, he was totally drunk (after a seven hour "meeting" at a restaurant/bar) when he hit and killed 55-year old Gardeep Kaur with his Jaguar. And then promptly drove away and tried to cover it up.

I'm not an "always lock drunk drivers up for the rest of their life" kind of guy. But I think Harbet's darn lucky to have only gotten three years.