EAGLE, Colorado — A financial manager for wealthy clients will not face felony charges for a hit-and-run because it could jeopardize his job, prosecutors said Thursday.SO if you aren't in a position where a felony will damage your career then they'll prosecute as a felony???
Martin Joel Erzinger, 52, faces two misdemeanor traffic charges stemming from a July 3 incident when he allegedly hit bicyclist Dr. Steven Milo from behind then sped away, according to court documents.
Milo suffered spinal cord injuries, bleeding from his brain and damage to his knee and scapula, according to court documents. Over the past six weeks he has suffered “disabling” spinal headaches and faces multiple surgeries for a herniated disc and plastic surgery to fix the scars he suffered in the accident.
“Mr. Erzinger struck me, fled and left me for dead on the highway,” Milo wrote. “Neither his financial prominence nor my financial situation should be factors in your prosecution of this case.”
[District Attorney Mark] Hurlbert said Thursday that, in part, this case is about the money.
“The money has never been a priority for them. It is for us,” Hurlbert said. “Justice in this case includes restitution and the ability to pay it.”
Hurlbert said Erzinger is willing to take responsibility and pay restitution.
“Felony convictions have some pretty serious job implications for someone in Mr. Erzinger's profession, and that entered into it,” Hurlbert said. “When you're talking about restitution, you don't want to take away his ability to pay.”
“We have talked with Mr. Haddon and we had their objections, but ultimately it's our call,” Hurlbert said.
Dropping the felony charge is not a revelation, Hurlbert said.
I think the overall point is - Wall Street ruling class, if you are going to break the proletariat's laws, make sure you do it against a dirty common man, not a doctor. You don't want to have fun running over bicycle riders if the riders can hire expensive lawyers. I mean sure, you'll still get off without a problem but it will produce 1 or 2 unpleasant articles which we in the ruling class try to avoid.
So remember, focus on the model of the bike, the region and definitely the ethnicity of the rider. If they meet the ruling class guidelines for Road Domination Games(RDG), then have fun, take'em out, and make sure you submit your scores to the country club's RDG scorer afterward.
HT: the Daily Bail