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Letters: Ehrhardt is not takingresponsibility for his actions

After reading both the letter "Ehrhardt is a good man who is taking responsibility," (Letter to the Editor, Aug. 21) and the article "Ehrhardt pleads not guilty," (Aug. 22). I am a "person in that position," and I think we can make the huge comparison in both drivers, the coward who hit my son (Josh Lacy), and Mr. Ehrhardt. Both drivers had a moment to contemplate, either do the right thing and own their actions, or as in both cases to flee, leaving the victims and families of their crimes to suffer the consequences.

We don't know the state or capacity of the driver in my son's death, but we know he still fails to recognize his actions. Then we have Mr. Ehrhardt who has been charged, and released on minimal bail after he "allegedly" killed two people and seriously injured two children, then "allegedly" left the scene, all while "allegedly" intoxicated.

I will assume that this isn't Ehrhdart's first time driving after drinking (again "allegedly") with his family and friends as witnesses.

So, as far as Ehrhardt feeling regretful, I am sorry but I feel the only thing Ehrhardt regrets is being caught. Again, a "responsible person" and "darn fine man" owns his actions, makes a plea of guilty, saving his victims and the victims' families any more undo pain.

Again, just a comment from an "alleged person in that situation."

Carlene Lacy

Crescent City

 

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