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June 04, 2014

Ex-medic pleads guilty to DUI in fatal hit and run

“There is not a day, an hour, a second out of 60 minutes that I don’t think of him,” he told the family of the 21-year-old killed in the accident

FOX 8 News

FORSYTH COUNTY, N.C. — Christopher Shane Grubbs told a Forsyth County judge that he spent 20 years as a paramedic and a state highway trooper working to preserve and protect life.

But in August 2013, he ended the life of 21-year-old Richard Bernard Byers Jr., who Grubbs fatally hit with his pickup and left lying in the road overnight in the rain, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. 

Byers was found the next morning and taken to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, where he died of his injuries.

Read full storyFormer paramedic, state trooper pleads guilty in fatal hit and run, DWI

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Lori Jean Lynk Lori Jean Lynk Thursday, June 05, 2014 2:35:41 PM OMG-14 to 16 months in prison for driving drunk, hitting a pedestrian, ultimately killing him, fleeing the scene and then evading the police. That is the most ridiculous think I have ever heard. This man was a State trooper and a Paramedic. He should be in prison for life. This is absolutely the saddest call of justice ever.

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