The guy just didn't show up at trial. He wasn't sick or injured from where he ran over Tim Clement, 25 and his father, Dr. David Clement, 57. Just didn't show up to the retrial, and without his testimony the Defendant walked free even though she had been convicted on prior occasion for the same charge. God only knows if the State of NH found any wrongdoing from Cohen falling asleep and running over the Clements. I know, maybe it was the Clements fault somehow.
But as my friends at Granite Grok blog note, it's usually the driver's fault, as long as the driver's not a cop.
Christopher A Gibbs, 29 of Mudget Hill Road, Loudon, pleaded guilty to reckless conduct for allegedly driving in a sleep-deprived state, resulting in an accident on South Barnstead Road in May, found guilty, fined $600.
Face it: In NH the Police have carte blanche. Just another one for the U.S. House complaint.
Note: Todd Landry is investigating, however, and he has been brutally honest in the past. When, you ask? When filing a complaint letter to Franconia's Chief Montminy about Bruce McKay's meltdown at Hillwinds. Read it here.