In yesterday’s blog I wrote about a hit-and-run driver getting a break on charges due to his job and presumably financial status.The story is getting national attention.
Today, the Vail Daily printed a column interviewing the District Attorney (Hulbert) and he stands by his decision to not press felony charges.
“At this point, the two misdemeanors are the best plea bargain given his lack of (criminal) history,” Hurlbert said.
A felony count — leaving the scene of an accident causing serious bodily injury — was on the table earlier, but it's not part of the plea agreement, Hurlbert said.
Additionally, Hulbert says that once a plea bargain is put forth, the only one that can renege on a plea agreement is the judge.
You can read the full article here.