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No jail time for woman who struck 2 firefighters

Jessica Lanier had drank three beers before driving and hitting the men

Post & Courier

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. — The woman accused of being intoxicated when she struck two Goose Creek firefighters with her car last year will not go to jail.

Jessica Lanier, 26, of Goose Creek stood before a judge Tuesday and pleaded no contest to a charge of driving under the influence. She had been charged with a more severe felony count, but prosecutors said the reduced charge was more appropriate for the offense.

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Mike Ledgerwood Mike Ledgerwood Thursday, November 15, 2012 2:40:43 PM This is outrageous. How is this not great bodily injury? You have 2 people who cannot work for months because of the criminal actions of another. This is why DUI's are such a problem in this country. I hope the firefighters decide to go after her Civilly.
Denise Cole Denise Cole Thursday, November 15, 2012 4:41:57 PM Just plain wrong! I hope there is a civil lawsuit.
Justin M Perry Justin M Perry Thursday, November 15, 2012 5:35:28 PM Ridiculous.
Dominick Walenczak Dominick Walenczak Thursday, November 15, 2012 6:05:08 PM I'm sure they have laws against assaulting firefighters and EMTs on duty. And that was certainly assault with a deadly weapon: her car.
Keith Jonas Keith Jonas Thursday, November 15, 2012 6:24:38 PM Our job is dangerous enough. A little help in protecting those who help others would be appreciated. Pray for those who go into harms way to help others.
Rod Gift Rod Gift Thursday, November 15, 2012 8:39:28 PM I'm sure they have laws against assaulting firefighters and EMTs on duty. And that was certainly assault with a deadly weapon: her car. But it sounds like the Jack Off's in York Co Penciltucky too. So in the mean time BLOCK IT with Engines or Tankers to keep your crews safe, and as soon as possable LEAVE it to donut holders to deal with it on the own.
Micky Finn Micky Finn Thursday, November 15, 2012 9:00:13 PM Now, you see how the law does not protect firefighters? Scotts Law and all those are meaningless once in court.
Donna Graham Hammond Donna Graham Hammond Thursday, November 15, 2012 9:18:23 PM Terrible, like the man said use a tanker, engine or equipment truck to block the road! If you have to, shut down the road! Stay safe! Maybe one day somebody will change the law. Hope it doesn't take someone getting killed. Not the fault of LEO, they don't make the laws. Believe me, been there when the injured were 2 of mine...
Sean Brown Sean Brown Thursday, November 15, 2012 9:22:04 PM Are You kidding me. this is some Bull Shit.
Wayne Carroll Wayne Carroll Friday, November 16, 2012 5:23:38 AM Only thing I have to say is the people in that town/city should remember this come election time when the D.A. is running. Vote them out.....
Robert Gift Robert Gift Tuesday, November 20, 2012 3:14:06 AM Prosecuters love to prosecute. There must be more to this, otherwise they would. Did the firefighters carelessly place themselves in harm's way, enabling themselves to be hit? She will be sued in civil court.

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