Wednesday, July 12, 2006

DWI suspect charged

DWI suspect charged with aggravated assault
06:35 PM CDT on Thursday, July 6, 2006

The woman accused of driving while intoxicated in an accident that injured five people is facing new charges.
Mary Dodgen, 61, is now charged with three counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
Five pedestrians were struck at the intersection of Highway 71 and FM 620 Monday night after leaving a concert at the Backyard.
Two of the five injured victims remained hospitalized. Wesley Morrison and Jeff Wilson both are in critical condition with brain injuries.
Documents filed in court Wednesday show Dodgen had a blood alcohol content that was near twice the legal limit.
According to her arrest warrant, her alcohol breath test registered at 0.148.
Dodgen, who works at the District Court Clerk's Office in Smith County, has said very little to investigators. Dodgen's job status in Smith County will remain open pending the outcome of what happens in Travis County.END OF STORY

I (Glenda) found Jeff Wilsons blog, and made a comment, that I should'nt have. Here is the comment I made:
Glenda, saved by grace said...
I am praying for you, and your family. I got this blog address from the Tyler paper, our jury coordinator was the drunken woman who hit you and your friends.She now has 3 -3rd degree felonies. This poor old 61 year old woman will probly spend the rest of her life in prison, and she should.She was'nt compassionate when dealing with other peoples trials, now maybe she'll see the other side of the coin! There is NOT one good thing about alcohol...nothing. It wrecks lives in one way or another. Please dont drink anymore.Look to Christ, the author and finisher of our faith. We can't know why this happened, but remember:Rom 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to [his] purpose.God is in control.Glenda,Lindale Texas . Then I got this comment from someone I dont know:
IM said...
How was the jury coordinator not show compassion in trials in Tyler?
12:56 PM
Glenda, saved by grace said...
LM What I said word for word, was She was'nt compassionate when dealing with other peoples trials, now maybe she'll see the other side of the coin!If you read the rest of my blog, you'll see that I have a son in jail, and I am very UNhappy with our judicial system. I guess I was just lashing out at this woman because all these people were hurt (Jeff is now dead) because of her drunkenness, and yet she has the job of picking juries for cases that decide the fate of peoples lives. Also she decided if you could get out of jury duty or not. I guess when I think of little god's... (judges , people in control of someone else's lives) I think they should be upstanding people, not people who get drunk and run over people. Dont get me wrong, I don't know this woman, I've heard that she is a very nice woman, but she crossed the line, now her fate is in someone elses hands!IM, please drop me a line to let me know you read this, I did'nt know where else to respond, since you dont have a blog.
3:11 PM
L M said...
Ok, I understand. I know her and just didn't understand why you seemed to be lashing out at her. I agree that she was very wrong in what she did and that she should pay. I just don't think she should spend the rest of her life in prison. She has never been in trouble before. Yes, she did make a terrible mistake but I don't think it should cost her the rest of her life. I am not throwing stones but I see your son seems to have had issues with drugs. But for the grace of God he hasn't killed someone. Would you want him to spend the rest of his life in prison?No matter what job we have we can all make mistakes. I see that it appears you are Reformed. If so, you believe in total depravity. We are all depraved no matter what our job is. I am sorry if it appeared as though I was lashing out at you. Not my intention... The biggest struggle for me is to show as much mercy as I am wanting to receive...
5:37 AM
Glenda, saved by grace said...
LM, I totally agree,It seems like when people are in that athoratative position , they dont think about that mercy that NEEDS to be shown. I have always said the judges need to look at each individual case, study even, the person, their family, their life, their friends. But they dont. I do pray for mercy for this woman, I know a man who loves her dearly and he is grieving severely. I hurt for him . ( I wrote what I wrote before I found out she was his friend) Which just shows I do the same thing I'm complaining about. I do believe in deprivety, I know that none of us are as bad as we could be. But for the grace of God, there go I. Maybe she'll get a judge that will consider her life and not just this one particular act. Not likely in this society today, but maybe. My son is in jail for 5 years, for his 1st offence. Getting caught smoking dope sprinkled with cocaine behind the place he worked, Bruno's pizza. And guess what that place was? The Plyler Bldg. A drug free zone. Never mind the fact that it was 11:00 P.M. and that Plyler is mostly offices, or that he was a Sr. in HS, none of that mattered.While my son's life was on the line, I watched all the "players" in the courtroom drama, the bailiff, the court reporter, the coordinator,the attorneys , the judge, the paralegal, the secretaries, they're all dressed so nice and laughing and visiting, and eating and are so nonchalant to the fact that someone's life may be on the line.I got asked to leave Kents court because of an "outburst"...I cried out whey they sentenced my 19 year old to 5 years.I was told not to come back into her courtroom.ok I'm rambling again. Sorry, and I'm sorry I wrote what I wrote, I wish I could delete it. Maybe if some of our judges lives were on trial like Mary's ,things would change. Ive heard they have been, but thats a perk to being a judge, your crimes disappear!!Have a blessed day!Glenda
6:17 AM
L M said...
Thanks for the talk...Hope all goes well with your son...

Anyway. As usual, I spoke without thinking... I hope this clears things up.

1 comment:

Carol said...

thats a perk to being a judge, your crimes disappear!!

Is that really a good thing or a perk though, even for a judge? Yeah, they may get off scott-free, but how can a person learn anything if they don't have consequences for their actions? Consequences can be so hard to deal with, but I have heard many people, in the end (certainly not during), say they are thankful for them because they learned so much thru them, and made them a much better person.

Blessed is the man whom thou chastenest, O LORD, and teachest him out of thy law. Psalms 94:12