Suburban Driver Sentenced To 13 Years After 8th DUI

Timothy Morrow has had eight DUIs in 27 years.

But this time, Morrow won’t be back behind the wheel of a car or having a drink for 13 years.

The Round Lake Beach man was sentenced to 13 years in prison for the eighth time he was caught intoxicated while behind the wheel of a motor vehicle according to the Chicago Tribune.

Our advice? Don’t drink and drive.

Here’s the Chicago Tribune’s full story, “‘Grim Reaper’ sentenced to 13 years for eighth DUI

7 Responses to Suburban Driver Sentenced To 13 Years After 8th DUI

  1. B says:

    13 years is more than what people who actually hurt others get. There was no indication in the article he even caused property damage in any of the DUIs. It seems rather scary that risk of harming someone else no matter how high the probability of taking that risk is has punishments higher than actually harming others.

  2. Drew says:

    You mean like the way Cook County passes down probation for felony gun crimes?

  3. David says:

    This strikes me as a perfect example of the public good being served by the actions of the Government. This person did the equivalent of intentionally firing a gun into a crowd of people at least 8 times (and likely many more times than this) and was fortunate enough that he didn’t actually kill anyo0ne. The public good is served by keeping this guy away from a car. He was given too many chances.

  4. B says:

    “This person did the equivalent of intentionally firing a gun into a crowd of people at least 8 times”

    Let’s not be so overly dramatic. This guy would be free today with a valid license in good standing if he had a habit of watching TV while driving (with the same results that got him noticed and pulled over) instead. BAC is singled out as a crime while other contributions to poor/risky driving with the same results are mere ‘accidents’ even when a driver does harm others.

  5. David says:

    Yes, let’s be so dramatic. Driving while impaired is incredibly dangerous to others and no one but a sociopath would ever try to argue that it is not a bad thing. Are other forms of distracted driving bad? You bet. But unlike driving will impaired, the distraction stops when the activity stops. An idiot on a cell phone becomes a “better driver” by stopping. A drunk driver is drunk for the entire duration of the drive. He should have lost his license a LONG LONG time ago and if he kept driving he should have gone to jail many violations earlier.

    Should we more stringently control other forms of “distracted driving” sure. But that’s not a reason to go easy on the very worst kind of distracted driving.

  6. The Parking Ticket Geek says:

    David, B,

    I think you guys are splitting hairs here.

    It’s F-ed up no matter how you slice it.

    If this guy was busted 8 friggin’ times for DUI, think about all the times he was driving impaired that he was NOT seen by a cop?!?!?

    Hundreds of times?

    This guy has real problems.

    The fact that he has a 12 year old boy makes it even worse. It’s sad all the way around.

    And sadly, society is safer with him behind bars as opposed to behind the wheel of a vehicle.

  7. Anonymous says:

    The crime is inexcusable, but should be renamed “failure to use public transit while impaired”. If you like to drink, move to a place where you can walk or use public transit after you drink up. Which is to say, drinking and suburbs don’t mix.

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