Friday, October 26, 2012

New Mexico: Kill a bicyclist, watch TV

90 days of house arrest. Go figure. One would have thought that considering the consequences, the sentence for killing Scott Dwane Lane could have been 90 days in the Greybar Hotel instead of 90 days chained to the TV and eating in your own kitchen.

This is the third case in recent weeks (see Saturday Journal article) when a careless motorist has been sentenced to a wrist slap for killing a cyclist. Join cyclists and motorcyclists in the Roundhouse next legislative session to add more teeth to the law.

By Olivier Uyttebrouck / Journal Staff Writer on Fri, Oct 26, 2012

Carol Svinarich was sentenced today to 90 days of monitored house arrest in the death of cyclist Scott “Dwane” Lane. (Roberto E. Rosales/Journal)

A District Court ordered the maximum sentence of 90 days of monitored house arrest for a woman convicted of careless driving in the Jan. 10 death of cyclist Scott “Dwane” Lane.

Carol Svinarich also was ordered to pay a $300 fine and $17,560 in restitution to Lane’s family for medical and other expenses.


Little Jimmy said...

Again. Profoundly sad. I plan to make that pilgrimage to the legislature. Cyclist murder is unacceptable. Period.

--Little Jimmy

On a lighter note, please enjoy a new post on the Wheelhouse Blog.

Steve A said...

Is there a separate civil action?