07 September 2007

Don Never Stood a Chance

Hey, maybe head home for lunch today. It's a chance to give the mrs. a peck on the cheek and get better food than the cafeteria at work. Almost there. Come to a complete stop at the intersection and get plowed into from behind and killed by an asshole who's already drunk at noon.

Tell me there's anything sadder.

Theodore William Krinke, 39, remained without bail in Washington County Jail on Wednesday afternoon on suspicion of criminal vehicular homicide and driving while impaired (I put his name in so you'd know who to assault when you see him walking the street).

Cottage Grove police say Krinke was driving his 2001 Dodge Ram pickup (what a shocker) north on Keats Avenue about 12:45 p.m. when he rear-ended a Honda Gold Wing motorcycle ridden by 59-year-old Donald Jerome Cohoon.

Cohoon's motorcycle was stopped at an intersection, and he was preparing to turn west onto Indian Boulevard, investigator Greg Malcolm said. He was headed home on his lunch break.

It's high time there are real penalties drunk driving and I mean so severe that getting caught is so debilitating to one's life that it scares the shit out of someone to consider driving while wasted.
Donald J Cohoon Jr.

15 comments:

John said...

Too many times do we here about stories of drunk driving. Reading the local paper each week, my wife has a complete fit everytime she encounters the court posting from these individuals. Yet, society continues to let it happen. Why? How could someone ever get a second or third DWI?

I also believe in stiffer penalties... make it impossible for anyone to ever see drinking and driving as OK. It is only then that things will change.

Anonymous said...

I too believe in paying the price for your actions HOWEVER...be very careful about what you suggest people do to someone who did something wrong - it may come back to bite you in the ass. Can you honestly say that you have never done something that you regret? Be very careful.

OctaneBoy said...

Be very careful.

Thanks for your concern for my well being. Rest assured I'm careful. I'm careful in situational, tactical, and psychological ways and in a very thorough electronic forensics sort of way. You understand, right?

I’ll be careful around lunchtime today, where I’m thinking about pizza and a salad, as opposed to getting drunk and killing someone with a pickup truck or something else, as you put it, “regretful.”

Perhaps the “be very careful” jive should be saved for someone doing (surely less than) 42 months for a second boozin’/drivin’ offense in six years, but, hey; thanks for making this all about me.

John said...

Theodore William Krinke got sentenced on June 9, 2008, to 42 months in prison for his actions.

Anonymous said...

Threats will get you in bigger trouble than the person who committed this crime. Threats can be held against you. Sometimes being adult about a situation will get your meaning across more effectively than a threat.

OctaneBoy said...

Threats will get you in bigger trouble than the person who committed this crime.

Oh please - do you really believe that? Besides, I haven't threatened anyone, which would be evident if you'd read what I wrote.

I'm amazed how you continue to point your grief at me. I'm not the one doing time with multiple DWI convictions.

Anonymous said...

Hey this guy is my uncle. If you don't think the penealty is stiff enought try that they take everything you have. Imagine that. So don't think it isn't stiff enough. SO GET A LIFE

Anonymous said...

I forgot to say that sometimes riding a motor cycle isn't the safest. If Don was in a car he probably would have survived. Im not supporting my uncle in this. Thanks for all of you who opened up this thread. I now know wat happend to my uncle. Ive lost some of respect for my uncle.

Anonymous said...

Mr Anonymous,
You have NO idea what would have happened if Don was in a car instead of on a motorcycle!!! Either way, being rear ended while stationary waiting to turn by someone going full speed on a stretch of road with a 55 mph speed limit is going to cause damage. I understand that you lost respect for your uncle for his actions - but the blame is on your uncle and the fact that we was legally over the limit to be driving impaired. NOT that Don was on a motorcycle

Anonymous said...

Maybe you should stop making your uncle out to be the victim here. I believe the victim was on the other side of the accident.

Anonymous said...

All I have to say is that both parties are victims. I am so sorry about the loss of Don's life and driving under the influence is NEVER justified. However, my son is in 1st grade happens to be friends with one of Theodores children, both families are impacted. Sorry, but any reference about burning anyone's house down needs to think twice about what they are saying.

Jess said...

Well Don was MY uncle. And though your jackass of an uncle gets to come back and be with his family in 36 months or so MY UNCLE NEVER WILL!! He never gets to hear from his kids, see his grandchildren graduate or make it to another family picnic to play volleyball. Don't even act like you know the pain we feel! I never get to see my uncle/neighbor again and that kills me!!! And no, Don always wore his helmet and made a point of it. So instead of being a big girl and standing up for him be a bigger one and stand in silence for you know what he did was wrong.

Dustin said...

Dear mr anonymous on 10-15-08
How the hell is MY uncle not the victim, he lost his life, 100% Theodore only lost the next 36 months of his life. it was his own fault that he was stupid enough to drive drunk at noon as it is, how should i feel any sympathy for him in any way?

Anonymous said...

Dear Jess and Dustin,
I read up more upon this case. I now completely agree with you. I was ignorant of the true facts. Thanks. God bless your family.

Anonymous said...

Some of you are very judgemental and hypocritial. You do not know all the facts. There are only a few of us who do. To the one who says Theodore is your uncle, your uncle would be very disappointed in you for posting to this, or any other website that isn't completely sympathetic to the victim or his family and friends. Shame on all of you:(