Originally Posted by mtbinva
Just to make it clear to the what-if-ers... The driver WAS drunk. Lets not loose focus on one fact that we do know.
Temporary insanity. I'm NOT saying his actions were right, but I'd be hard pressed to say I wouldn't have done the same thing had it been my kids.
Vigilantism is NOT the answer either. No matter how you look at it, the whole situation is tragic, very tragic indeed.
The problem is, from what I can tell, is that it was not known he was drunk until After the fact.
If I go shoot someone on the street, and find out later he just happened to be a wanted cop killer, I will probably get praise for that. That still does not justify my actions since I didn't know it at the time and he could have been an innocent person. I would still deserve to go to jail.
You are right, this is a very tragic situation for everyone, and it was caused by multiple errors committed on both sides.