Colorado lawmaker pleads no contest in Texas crash

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Amarillo, Texas (AP) -- A prosecutor says the Colorado State
Senator involved in a crash that killed a pregnant woman in the
Texas panhandle last year has pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor
charge of driving on the wrong side of the road. Senator Suzanne Williams paid a $200 fine and $68 in court costs, according to Hartley County Attorney Shane Turner. The Amarillo Globe-News reported Friday that Texas law allowed for the dismissal of two seat-belt citations against Williams, a staunch seat belt supporter. Last December, Williams' SUV crossed the center line of a highway and struck a vehicle carrying 30-year-old Brianna Gomez. Before Gomez died, her son was delivered in emergency surgery. Williams was cleared of criminal wrongdoing. Her Texas attorney said she instructed him not to comment on the case.

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  • by jolie on Oct 8, 2011 at 10:29 AM
    This decision is a joke. She killed that woman. Glad I don't have her karma....
  • by Disgusted Location: Ritterville on Oct 8, 2011 at 05:15 AM
    Another fine shining example of what it means to be a Democrat. Classy.
  • by marie Location: colorado on Oct 7, 2011 at 08:29 PM
    This is a sad example of a law maker. She is a supporter of seat belt laws - broke that law by not having people in her vehicle in seat belts and that charge is dismissed; convenient. Also she placed her grandchild back in her vehicle after the accident but she gets out of any kind of tampering charge or child abuse charge also. Her neglegence caused the death of a wife and mother and we are supposed to accept that it is okay that she just gets off with a fine of a few hundred dollars. In my mind it doesn't matter who it was law maker or any other citizen if the accident is your fault charges should follow. The charges should involve negligent vehicular homicide at some level. She got special treatment because of who she is plain and simple. I hope the family files and wins a wrongful death suit.
  • by Disgusted Location: Ritterville on Oct 7, 2011 at 05:06 PM
    Another travesty of injustice by the unjust progressive cretins who view this state as their own personal piggy bank, nothing more.
  • by maggie on Oct 7, 2011 at 03:06 PM
    i am so disgusted . i dont care who she is she should pay as any other citizen should . money talks and its sickening . i think the least she should have to support the child until 18 .
  • by Anonymous on Oct 7, 2011 at 02:53 PM
    Yet ANOTHER example of how our laws don't apply to those who make them. It's stuff like this that makes me say our government has surrendered any authority it ever had over me. The scum in government will either apply their laws equally to all, regardless of profession or they no longer have any power to enforce those laws on myself or any other American.
  • by Nun Location: Grand Valley on Oct 7, 2011 at 02:45 PM
    Who will be providing financial support for the child now that the parent is dead. Most likely the taxpayers.
  • by Anonymous on Oct 7, 2011 at 02:31 PM
    I hope her political carrier is over with this condoned murder, and protectionism.
  • by GoFigure Location: Colorado on Oct 7, 2011 at 02:13 PM
    Yet another example of how money and political influence can get away with anything. Our justice system is nothing more than big business for the government.
  • by citizen Location: gj on Oct 7, 2011 at 12:53 PM
    Thsi does not seem right to me. Her careless actions killed someone. A small fine is not enough. I hope the victims family has a civil suit pending.
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