From the Austin American Statesman on the allegedly drunk driver who drove at high speed through a crowd of people attending a South by Southwest event in downtown Austin, Texas:
“The Austin Police department is investigating this matter as allegedly involving drunk driving. If this is true, this fact angers me. Drunk driving is never acceptable, and can lead to deadly consequences,” [said Austin Mayor Lee Leffingwell in a prepared statement.]
This seems to imply that Mayor Leffingwell believes killing two people and injuring two dozen more is not worthy of outrage if you’re sober.
Does the Travis County Attorney routinely prosecute drivers who kill pedestrians if the driver is not drunk or otherwise impaired? Or are these incidents seen as “just a tragic accident”?