The Campaign For DA

1.09.2006

Dog Pile

Former Dallas Cowboy Dwayne Goodrich, already serving 7 1/2 years for manslaughter due to an auto accident, was sentenced to an additional five years in prison today (the maximum) for failing to Stop and Render Aid. The charge arose out of the same accident. Amazingly, the judge, not happy with just assessing the maximum, stacked the sentence on the 7 1/2 sentence. Anything to please the most bloodthirsty among us. Goodrich had pled guilty to the offense. The original trial prompted me to write this article explaining the craziness. (Trust me, even criminal defense lawyers, prosecutors, and judges will find the article mind numbing). But the article, to my amazement, did cause Dwayne Goodrich's mom to track me down back then and call me to simply thank me for explaining what happened to her son. She was a sweet lady. I thought about her today. Edit: After the first four comments, I would like to point out there was no allegation of DWI