Former Yankee Jim Leyritz In Deep Sh....Err...Trouble!
Good morning on this rainy but relatively warm early Saturday. The snowstorm to come is not due here until late Sunday into Monday, a Nor'easter type of storm that is so hard to predict, even for the expert meteoroligists, that the possible severity will not be known until Sunday. OK, back to the subject of this post. I heard a news story, sports-related, on ESPN radio in the wee hours of this weekend morning, and I wanted to pass it along to you. Here's a bit of it...the entire story is available when you click on this post's title. Here you go....
"Former major leaguer Jim Leyritz was arrested Friday on charges of driving under the influence and killing a driver after his car crashed into hers.
Leyritz was charged with DUI manslaughter and DUI property damage, said Detective Kathy Collins, Fort Lauderdale police spokeswoman. He posted the $11,000 bond and was released from Broward County jail.
Police believe alcohol was involved in the crash, though investigators are awaiting results of blood alcohol tests, Collins said."
Peter, back again. On one hand, I feel a little bad for him. But on the other hand, I feel tremendously bad for his victim, for Leyritz blew past a red light while heading north and broadsided her westbound car, killing that unfortunate driver, a person who was simply in the wrong place at the EXACT wrong time. She was at the mercy of another driver, whose judgement AND vision were impaired by alcohol. Leyritz WILL see jail time...that's what happens when you kill someone, man OR animal. And that's the way it should be.
So, my Constant Readers, be careful on the roads this long four day weekend....I want you back on Wednesday, the second day of (GULP!) 2008. And for the unedited full story, just click on the title. I'll be here throughout this four day New Year's weekend, so expect to hear from me! And, as always, be well.