Remember Koua Fong Lee, who was sentenced to eight years in prison for his involvement in a high-speed crash that killed three people? According to this ABC News article, the throttle appears to have been stuck open. Oh, and there’s also some evidence that the brakes were engaged, just as Lee claimed.
As I noted in the previous post, the problem with the throttle had been noted at trial. But not only that:
Hilliard [Lee’s new attorney] says an inspection by insurance company engineers in 2006 reported similar evidence that “the vehicle was engaged in a braking maneuver at the time of the crash.”
Interestingly, Lee’s trial attorney, Tracy Eichhorn-Hicks, appears to have been suspended from practicing law at least once and has at least two disciplinary actions on his record. One reinstatement condition required that he refrain from alcohol or any other mood-altering chemicals and references his chemical dependency.