Last year’s otherwise uneventful Thanksgiving holiday was disrupted by two things. The Detroit Lions’ Ndamukong Suh stomping on Green Bay linemen, and two men allegedly street racing in Corvettes in Texas and crashing into each other. Unfortunately for them, it was caught on video, which quickly found its way to the local Sheriff’s department.
And after nearly a year, 45-year-old Roy Bowden and 24-year-old Brian Hebert were indicted by a grand jury of third-degree felony racing on highway causing bodily injury just last week. They face a punishment of 2-10 years in prison and up to $10,000 in fines. Seems awfully harsh for a traffic light race, but because Hebert was driving on a suspended license and Bowden complained about an arm injury, plus the amount of drivers/pedestrians in the video, no quarter was given. Still… we’ve heard of drunk driving sentences much, much lower.
Below is the video in case you haven’t seen it yet. There is some NSFW language, and obnoxious gum chewing thrown in as well.