Eagle Man Charged Following Crowd Crash in Boise
Remember that big story in September about a man plowing into a crowd of people at a car show in Boise?
Well, he has finally been charged....with a misdemeanor.
Roy L. Drennon, 49, of Eagle, was identified as the man who injured 11 people after losing control of his Porsche at the Cars and Coffee event in Boise.
According to the Idaho Statesman, Drennon was charged today with one misdemeanor count of reckless driving. If convicted, he "could face up to six months in jail and a fine of up to $1,000."
So you're probably thinking the same thing I am. Why only a misdemeanor?
According to the Idaho Statesman:
Because Drennon stayed at the scene of the crash, the statute for leaving the scene of an accident resulting in injury — a felony — does not apply. And because none of the 11 people injured in the crash died, the crash doesn’t constitute vehicular manslaughter, either.
“If somebody doesn’t leave the scene and nobody is killed, it leaves prosecutors with very few options to charge,” Bower said.
Thanks to the nature of Idaho law, that usually leaves only traffic violations, many of which are misdemeanors.