MOUNT VERNON — The prosecution has recommended Megan Peterson serve six months in jail, the maximum penalty, after her plea of guilty to first-degree misdemeanor charges of vehicular homicide.



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5 Responses to “Maximum penalty recommended”

  1. Anonymous

    u00a0I agree Jim she could have been checking messages

  2. Anonymous

    It scares me that in six months she will be out and driving again

  3. Anonymous

    You really need to find better things to do with your time than comment of every article in the mount vernon news!!!nnAlthough you do have 1 thing right, You dont know her or anything about her other than what you have read in the paper or seen on the news!!!

  4. Anonymous

    6 months for taking the life of another person and people caught using/selling marijuana get substantially more? What’s wrong with this picture? This woman should be put away for years. Everyone knows that you don’t use a cell phone while driving….she chose to take the risk, now give her the return.n

  5. Docile Jim Brady

    2011-05-11 T1224 -0400nnu00b6 I prefer the word “crash” over “accident” and bet a chocolate covered glazed doughnut that the OSHP’s report reflected “crash.”nnnu00b6 I do knot know the defendant, but if she spends six months in jail, there will be no question that her attention to her driving responsibility’s, d=tr*t and f=m*a, among others; will NOT be distracted by a cell phone while behind bars, whether the phone is actively transmitting data or she is “just” typing, while preparing to transmit data.nnnu00b6 Although records fail to show that her phone was TRANSMITTING data at time of crash, it appears that the OSHP investigation documents that she was USING her phone in a manner that enabled her inattention to driving to kill and seriously injure another.nnnu00b6 Six months in jail will not undue the damage to her victims, but it perhaps will enable her to reflect on her driving duties.n