Responsibility for a Friend Driving While Intoxicated

TitleResponsibility for a Friend Driving While Intoxicated
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication2005
AuthorsCox-White, B, Anestidou, L, Connolly, P, Keller, DR, Ladenson, R, Leever, M
PublisherAssociation for Practical and Professional Ethics
Publication Languageeng
KeywordsCriminal Justice , Law , Legal Issues
AbstractIn 2000, Kenneth Powell received a call from the police to pick up his friend, Michael Pringle who had been arrested for drunk driving. After signing a release form stating that he would be responsible for taking Pringle home, Powell dropped his friend off at his car. An hour later, Pringle crossed the center line and collided with an oncoming car, killing himself and the other driver. Powell was charged with manslaughter and vehicular homocide, the first time in history someone with no direct involvement in a Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) crash was charged with a crime.
NotesCase from the 2003 APPE National Ethics Bowl Championship. Copyright, Association for Practical and Professional Ethics, 2003.
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