When this motorcycle car crash was initially reported it went something like this:
However the Cincinnati Enquirer reported today that Judge Winkler said, "Jason Claypool was partially responsible for his death. The judge continued , "Nobody in his right senses would drive a motorcycle drunk. The driving conditions were deplorable. (It was raining.)
Claypool was on the way to work. His blood alchohol was .121 % No explanation was given as to where he was drinking or when. He was a single father of four. Now his children do not have a father.
It is apparent that Brittany Ison, just a 4 day licensed driver violated the assured clear distance statute. That to me was the cause of the auto bike crash that killed Mr Claypool. I do not advocate drinking and driving any motor vehicle. But I fail to see how driving in the rain without a helmet or the alchohol had anything to do with his death.
One question also sticks out in my mind: Where is Jason's Claypool's family civil attorney to counter the statements against the dead man.? Certainly a wrongful death lawsuit will be brought. Although the prosecutor represents the State there are many things a civil attorney can do in regard to the criminal case to help the recovery in the civil lawsuit.
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