SENSELESS DEATH, BUT IT TAKES TWO TO TANGO …
Matthew Notebaert has been sentenced to 5 years in prison for the death of his wife in a fatal DUI car crash. But there is more. The incident took place in 2014 where according to arrest reports, Notebaert was drunk and high on marijuana when he slammed the couple’s 2006 Chevrolet Equinox into a canal embankment just after midnight March 9,2014 at the end of East Stallion Drive one block north of the couple’s Loxahatchee home. A toxicology report showed Notebaert’s blood alcohol was at .149 three hours after the crash, nearly twice the level at which Florida drivers are presumed impaired. But wait, there is even more. Rescue workers who arrived at the scene found both Notebaert and his wife, who was riding in his lap, naked from the waist down. Hmm.
Talk about your bad decisions that will echo forever …
Calling it one of “the most senseless, tragic acts” she’s ever come across, a Palm Beach County judge sentenced a 33-year-old Loxahatchee husband and father to five years in prison Wednesday for a 2014 wreck that killed his wife as they had sex while he drove drunk.
The sentence for Matthew Notebaert came just over three years after the death of his wife, Amanda, in a crash that left their two children without a mother and caused a deep rift between the couple’s families that even on Wednesday had her closest friends and relatives split into two camps.
Some, like Amanda Notebaert’s parents and grandmother, said her husband was to blame not just for the crash but for “taking bad advice” in the aftermath and alienating the couple’s two children from the loved ones of the woman he called his best friend.
Others, like the 31-year-old’s aunt and her closest friends, said the couple was madly in love until the moment Amanda Notebaert died, and she wouldn’t have wanted him to go to jail.
Bus Driver Charged with Vehicular Homicide Allegedly Asked Kids Before Crashing Bus In Chattanooga, TN … “Are You Ready To Die”
HE SAID WHAT?
According to reports, 24-year-old bus driver, Johnthony Walker, allegedly asked the children aboard the school bus before crashing it in Chattanooga, Tennessee, ‘if they were ready to die”. What? Walker was arrested Tuesday and charged with five counts of vehicular homicide, reckless driving and reckless endangerment. Police are looking into speed as a possible factor for the accident; however, with the cameras on board and other devices, it is possible that we will know what was said on the bus prior to this horrific accident.
Parents of some of the children who survived a deadly school bus crash in Chattanooga are starting to shed some light on the moments leading up to the crash, which killed five kids and injured more than 20 others.
CBS News Correspondent Mark Strassmann spoke to a mother who had three children on the bus, one of whom died. The mother says that her other two children told her that just before the crash, the bus driver asked the children if they were ready to die.
“The mother says that in the moments before the crash, the bus driver said something to the effect of ‘Are you all ready to die?’ and then seconds later, the bus was on its side and five kids were killed,” said Strassmann.
The 24-year-old bus driver, Johnthony Walker, was arrested and charged with five counts of vehicular homicide, reckless driving and reckless endangerment.
School Bus Crah in Chattanooga, Tennessee … At Least 5 Children Dead, Many More Injured (Update: Bus Driver Johnthony Walker Arrested)
HORRIFIC SCHOOL BUS CRASH, MANY CHILDREN CONSIDERED DECEASED …
A school bus carrying 35 students in kindergarten through fifth-grade from Woodmore Elementary School over-turned on its side and struck the tree in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Authorities received a call about the crash just before 3:30 p.m. Monday regarding the terrible crash. Sadly, 5 children were confirmed dead and many more injured. , Chattanooga Police Chief Fred Fletcher said 23 victims were transported to Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga. Speed is being considered a factor of the single vehicle accident as the weather conditions were clear and dry. Say a prayer for those who lost loved ones.
Hamilton County Superintendent Kirk Kelly confirmed Tuesday morning that five students— three 4th graders, a kindergartner and a first grader — were killed in the crash. 12 children remain hospitalized.
Of those hospitalized, six remained in intensive care, Kelly said. The the remaining 20 students, he said, were home with their families.
“It’s the toughest thing you will ever do in your life,” Kelly told reporters outside the school Tuesday. “Our hearts go out with the families.”
The National Transportation Safety Board is heading to Chattanooga in the morning.
That’s after a school bus crash kills several children and injures more than 20 others.
“A bus crash involving school children is every public safety professional’s worst nightmare.”
A nightmare that became reality for multiple safety professionals who responded to a deadly school bus crash in the 300 block of Talley Road in Chattanooga. Shortly after 3 O’clock in the afternoon, a school bus that was carrying 35 children from Woodmoore Elementary lost control and crashed into a tree after it flipped over. One of the children who was on that bus explained what happened.
“He wasn’t paying attention. He was going real fast and he hit garbage bag. We then hit mailbox then flip over and hit a tree real hard.”
Despite that statement, investigators have yet to determine what caused the crash.
Woodmore Elementary School bus driver Johnthony Walker has been arrested and charged with multiple counts of vehicular homicide, reckless endangerment and reckless driving, according to Chattanooga Police Chief Fred Fletcher.
Affluenza’ Teen Ethan Couch & His Mother Have Been Arrested in Mexican Pacific Beach Resort Town of Puerto Vallarta (VIDEO)
FINALLY A CURE FOR AFFLUENZA, 18 YEAR OLD ETHAN COUCH ARRESTED IN MEXICO … HOPEFULLY THIS PUNK WILL FINALLY GET WHAT IS COMING TO HIM AND JUSTICE WILL BE PROVIDED TO HIS VICTIMS.
The manhunt is over for 18 year old Ethan Couch and his mother, 48 year old Tonya Couch. As per CBS News, the public affairs department of the prosecutors’ office in Mexico’s Jalisco state said Ethan Couch and his mother, Tonya Couch, were detained in the Pacific resort city of Puerto Vallarta around 6:00 p.m. Monday. They are to be returned to the United States. Ethan Couch is wanted by authorities in Tarrant County, Texas, for allegedly violating probation. The “affluenza” teen was given a slap on the wrist for killing for people while well over the legal alcohol limit for an adult. He could receive 10 years in prison. Throw the book at both Ethan and his mother. These people need to be held accountable and learn a lesson once and for all.
Mexican authorities have detained so-called “affluenza” teen Ethan Couch and his mother near the popular Mexican Pacific beach resort town of Puerto Vallarta, officials briefed on the matter told CNN.
Couch, 18, went missing earlier this month, two years after he made national news when he was sentenced to probation for a drunken driving crash that killed four people.
Couch is expected to be turned over to the U.S. Marshals Service, who have spent weeks searching for him. A spokesman for the service declined to comment.
He is wanted by authorities in Tarrant County, Texas, for allegedly violating probation. His mother was listed by Texas authorities as a missing person after her son’s disappearance, and the authorities said they believed she was assisting her son.
VIDEO – ABC News: ‘Affluenza’ teen Ethan Couch has been apprehended in Mexico.
VIDEO – CNN: ‘Affluenza’ teen detained in Mexico
While we are at it, can we also throw the judge in jail too who was so moronic to allow this teen to be given probation in the first place who actually bought the “affluenza” defense and allowed a person of privilege to play by a different set of rules.
Female Driver Hits Pedestrians in ‘Intentional’ Act … One Dead, Many Injured (Update: Driver Arrested)
One is dead and many are injured after a driver “intentionally” ran down many pedestrians on a crowded sidewalk on The Trip in Las Vegas. Many individuals have been treated at the scene in what authorities are calling an intentional act. According to one witness, “Everyone was running … and as I was running, I saw a car up on the sidewalk coming toward us. I saw a lady, she didn’t seem like she wanted to stop the car, she had both hands on her wheel and she was looking straight forward.” The crash happened shortly after 6:30 p.m. between Planet Hollywood and the Paris Hotel. Police closed the Strip is both directions from Flamingo Road to Harmon Avenue.
The female suspect is describes as an African-American woman in her 20′s with a 3 year old child in the back seat. Police have supposedly ruled out terrorism, how about a hate crime?
A driver careened into a crowded sidewalk several times on the Las Vegas Strip, killing one person and injuring more than 30 others, authorities said.
At least one person is dead and seven are in critical condition, fire officials said. Medics tended to 37 people.
Authorities don’t yet know whether the incident was an accident or intentional. The driver was in custody and was undergoing various tests, including one for alcohol, authorities said.
Rows of ambulances and police cars gathered at the scene, their lights flickering. A witness described a chaotic scene as people fled.
“Everyone was running … and as I was running, I saw a car up on the sidewalk coming toward us,” a witness told CNN affiliate KLAS. “I saw a lady, she didn’t seem like she wanted to stop the car, she had both hands on her wheel and she was looking straight forward.”
The woman left the scene, but police later caught up with her outside the Tuscany Suites on East Flamingo. The woman did have a toddler in the car with her. The child was not injured. Police said she had been in Las Vegas for about one week and had Oregon plates on the 1996 Oldsmobile she was driving.
The woman who has not been identified is being held in jail with charges pending. Police are investigating whether she was under the influence of alcohol or drugs.