BOWLING GREEN, Va. — Several survivors of a lethal sight pile-up in Virginia final year told a decider Thursday of their harrowing early-morning ride, describing how they swerved from side to side and altered speeds erratically before careening off an widespread highway.
After a testimony, a decider convicted Kin Yiu Cheung of 4 depends of contingent killing in a pile-up that killed 4 and harmed dozens along Interstate 95. The witnesses pronounced a haphazard pushing occurred for adult to an hour as Cheung drank coffee and Red Bull appetite drinks. Finally, they said, he nodded off during a circle and mislaid control of a low-fare Sky Express bus.
“It was roughly as if you’re on a roller-coaster ride,” newcomer Karrica Finch said.
She pronounced dozing passengers awakened by a quivering of a sight wheels on a highway shoulder’s rumble strips started screaming when they saw a motorist slumped over.
“I could hear people yelling, `He’s dead!’ and `We’re going to die! We’re going to die!’” Finch said.
Passenger Andrew Jennings pronounced a pile-up “was like a nightmare,” and LiDenne Cromartie testified that she was assisting others out of a overturned sight when she encountered Cheung.
“He said, `I’m sorry, I’m sorry. we feel asleep,’” Cromartie said.
Several witnesses also pronounced Cheung acted angrily toward passengers, chastising and scarcely withdrawal behind dual women who got off a sight though his accede to use a restroom during a brief stop.
Caroline County Circuit Judge Joseph Ellis told Cheung that his control was “so sum and wanton,” he had no choice though to find him guilty. Cheung, who listened to a conference by an interpreter, was taken to jail to wait his Jan. 23 sentencing. He faces adult to 40 years.
The pile-up survivors were among 15 witnesses for a prosecution. Virginia State Trooper Andrea N. Vowell, who pronounced a sight was still rocking when she arrived during a stage about 30 miles north of Richmond, testified that Cheung nodded when she asked either he had depressed defunct during a wheel.
Cheung also wrote a matter saying: “Maybe we feeling exhausted and exhausted time.”
Shirley Dai, who like Cheung speaks Mandarin, pronounced she was roving in a front quarrel when she listened a motorist angry on his dungeon phone that he doesn’t get adequate rest.
But invulnerability profession Taylor Stone remarkable that Cheung told investigators that he had slept from about noon until 6 p.m. on May 31, 2011, before starting a sight outing from Greensboro, N.C., to New York during about 11 p.m. He argued that while Cheung acknowledges descending defunct during a wheel, a pile-up was a “horrendous accident” and not a box of rapist negligence.
Commonwealth’s Attorney Tony Spencer, however, pronounced it was transparent from a testimony that Cheung knew for during slightest an hour that he was carrying difficulty staying alert. Pointing during a defendant, Spencer said: “That male had a authorised avocation of caring to those passengers, and that’s a cause in this case.”
Stone called no witnesses, and Cheung did not testify.
Last week, prosecutors forsaken 4 killing depends opposite sight runner Zhao Jian Chen. The runner was charged after prosecutors contend he told Cheung to press on after a New York male pronounced he was too tired, though officials pronounced new justification called that explain into question.
The National Transportation Safety Board pronounced in Jul that motorist tired and other factors expected caused a crash. The residence found that Cheung had singular opportunities for peculiarity nap in a days heading adult to a accident, and that ineffectual supervision slip authorised a Charlotte, N.C.-based association to work notwithstanding several reserve violations.
The residence pronounced Transportation Department officials were in a routine of shutting down Sky Express during a time of a pile-up though had given a association an additional 10 days to interest an unsuitable reserve rating. Without a extension, Sky Express would have ceased operations a weekend before a crash.
In June, supervision reserve officials close down some-more than dual dozen identical curbside sight operations for reserve violations in a largest singular sovereign crackdown on a industry.
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Sean Carl Payne
Payne is indicted of being so dipsomaniac that a military officer had to reason his conduct adult a href=”http://www.kmov.com/news/national/Police-Man-so-drunk-officers-forced-to-hold-head-to-take-mug-shot-172855311.html” target=”_hplink”for his mugshot/a after he was arrested in October, 2012 by Humble, Tex. cops.
Officers in Port Orange, Fla., contend Terry Smith allegedly attempted to sack a cab and, in a process, left his wallet in a cab.
After crashing his Mustang into an Indianapolis home, William Kise’s initial doubt to a victims was reportedly, “You wish some pizza?”
Michael Don Mitchell
Michael Don Mitchell, 38, is indicted of hidden $87 in money and change from a home in Lakeport, Tex., as good as a can of Chef Boyardee ravioli. Investigators identified him by a spaghetti salsa around his lips and mouth.
Police in Syracuse, N.Y., contend Arthur Brundage attacked a bank and afterwards came behind to explain he was shortchanged on a loot.
Police in Aurora, Ill., contend they detected Daniel Selmon was flourishing pot when they speckled a vast bonfire he allegedly illuminated to keep a plants warm.
Raymond Garcia, 45, was arrested after cops saw him fighting a travel sign.
Phillip Beach is indicted of perplexing to take a vessel by jumping in a H2O and pulling it as he swam. He was arrested for transgression theft.
John Caruso is indicted of squirting plate soap in his girlfriend’s mouth in an try to stop her from cursing.
Sheriff’s deputies responding to a thievery call contend they found Cristian Villarreal-Castillo, a 20-year-old man, defunct on a kitchen building of a home in Oregon.
Chad William Forber
Chad William Forber, 41, has been charged with possession of methamphetamine, confronting or interference a assent officer and possession of drug paraphernalia, stemming from an occurrence where he was found unprotected in open lonesome in zero though Crisco.
Johnny Broestler, 46, is indicted of staining unwashed underwear on another man’s face after an evidence about rent.
Joyce Coffey was arrested 4 times in 26 hours for blustering a AC/DC strain “Highway to Hell” and other shrill song from her home and for throwing a frying pan.
LaKeisha Nicole Brown
LaKeisha Nicole Brown, 24, of Longview, Tex., is indicted of using an SUV over 5 people personification dominoes in a automobile port.
James David Gray
James David Gray was charged with his fifth DUI when military in Ocala, Fla., pulled him over for pushing dipsomaniac on a lawnmower.
Terry Davis is indicted of hidden a text called “Resolving Ethical Issues” from a University of Louisville’s Health Sciences Center and afterwards after perplexing to resell a book to a opposition book store.
April Hill, 22, of Greenville, Indiana, was arrested on rough charges of handling a automobile while inebriated with a blood-alcohol calm of 0.15 or aloft and a transgression count of unfortunate a sight bed.
Patriotically-adorned Butkiewicz, 31, was arrested in a diminutive hours of a morning after Independence Day for a href=”http://blogs.miaminewtimes.com/riptide/2012/07/eric_butkiewicz_man_in_america.php” target=”_hplink”allegedly traffic drugs/a during Miami’s posh Fontainebleau Hotel.
Rhonda Washington, 33, of Bryan, Tex., is indicted of stabbing her father since she didn’t like his Facebook update. She maintains that she stabbed him with keys since she was insane he was doing PCP in a house.
Lindsay Medd Stevens was arrested by military in Knoxville, Tenn., for faulty bearing after his neighbor saw him slicing a tree down — while totally in a buff. Knox County sheriff’s emissary a href=”http://www.wate.com/story/19009880/knox-county-man-arrested-while-doing-yard-work-in-the-nude” target=”_hplink”Scott Ritch told WATE-TV /athat he saw Stevens station totally bare in his yard slicing a tree, usually to run inside his residence when he saw a officer.
Jason Dornhoff was arrested after a href=”http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/11/jason-dornhoff-wrote-bomb-threat-job-application_n_1665954.html” target=”_hplink”he wrote a explosve hazard on a behind of a pursuit application,/a military said. Cops searched his truck, though found no explosives.
Germot was indicted of melancholy his neighbor by saying, “When we get finished holding a s–t, I’m gonna flog your f—ing a–!”
Ilyass Nabih and Thony Sengsoulya
Ilyass Nabih and Thony Sengsoulya, both of Nashua, New Hampshire, were arrested on drug charges in Jun 2012 after authorities speckled them allegedly perplexing to fire adult heroin while parked outward a Lawrence Police Station in Massachusetts.
a href=”http://www.seattlepi.com/local/article/Charge-Coffee-stand-masturbator-caught-again-3656307.php” target=”_hplink”Mishkov is accused/a of masturbating in front of a jail worker on his approach to justice to face a prior flashing charge.
In June, 2012, Smith was indicted of pushing underneath a change and of spitting blood on law coercion officers in Volusia County, Fla.
Raymond Carl Knudson
Raymond Carl Knudson pleaded guilty Jun 25 to adhering adult a Bank of America bend in April, a crime he confessed within mins of committing.
Kola J. McGrath
Kola J. McGrath was arrested for unctuous into her boyfriend’s unit formidable by hidden in a tiny pinkish container in Portland, Ore. The military searched a unit of Curtis T. Lowe after being sensitive that a male had kidnapped a woman, put her in a suitcase, and taken her into a building. They found McGrath hidden in a closet.
Houaka Yang, 20, of Wisconsin, incidentally videotaped his admission and identified himself on fasten with a camcorder he stole. Once a video camera was recovered, a plant uploaded a href=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embeddedv=wmY_gFcBsvw” target=”_hplink”Yang’s shave to YouTube./a
Luerissie Ashley Ross — who is also a stripper called Pocahontas — was arrested in Feb after she allegedly lured a male to his genocide and shot another in dual robberies in Houston. a href=”http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/15/stripper-pocahontas-shootings-luerissie-ross_n_1517518.html?ref=crime” target=”_hplink”Read more./a
Clyde Hobbs was arrested in May, 2012 for allegedly job 911 during slightest 17 times — to speak unwashed to operators. He’d been arrested several times in a past for a same crime. When cops arrived to collar him, Hobbs asked, “Are we here to detain me again?” a href=”http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/09/clyde-hobbs-called-911-to-talk-sex_n_1502536.html?1336569858″ target=”_hplink”Read more./a
Patricia Krentcil was charged with child endangerment for allegedly permitting her 5-year-old to use a tanning booth, though a New Jersey mom says a child got a sunburn from personification outside.
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Eugene Carl Kotelman
Largo (Fla.) Police pulled over Kotelman allegedly for speeding and pushing dipsomaniac on May 3. Cops checked a case and contend they found a tiny gorilla tucked inside.
a href=”http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/04/a-man-and-his-monkey-pull_0_n_1477674.html” target=”_hplink”Read more./a
Latham, 22, allegedly got naked, stole a man’s lorry and afterwards ran it into a front of a home during 50 mph.
a href=”http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/30/aaron-latham-nude-man-steals-truck-crashes-through-house-delaware_n_1464836.html” target=”_hplink”Read more./a
Sheriff’s deputies in Albuquerque, N.M. arrested Joseph Hannah for allegedly posing as a military officer. He’s indicted of indicating a gun during a organisation of teenage boys and allegedly urinating on a shawl belonging to one of them. Two women told military that he pulled them over and flirted with them in apart incidents.
a href=”http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/26/joseph-hannah-impersonated-cop-urinated-hat_n_1455881.html” target=”_hplink”Read more./a
Michael Baker was arrested after posting a Facebook print of himself hidden gas from a military automobile in Jenkins, Ky.
a href=”http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/19/michael-baker-stole-gas-cop-car-facebook-photo-kentucky_n_1437057.html” target=”_hplink”Read more./a
Ronaldo Silva allegedly pennyless out of a Brazilian jail by sauce in drag in April, 2012. He was hold reduction than an hour by a patrolman who beheld that he walked humorous in heels.
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Ray Woods allegedly tied 89 bags of heroin and heroin to his penis. When cops found him out, he reportedly urinated all over himself.
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Keith Fehr is indicted of wearing a black dress and unprotected himself to children during a park in Illinois.
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Raymond Foley, an IT man during an word association in West Des Moines, allegedly peed on 4 womanlike co-workers’ chairs over a march of 5 months. The association commissioned notice cameras in April, 2012 when a women complained, and reportedly hold Foley yellow handed.
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Jesse James Thomas
Jesse James Thomas, arrested Mar 28 for open drunkenness, Thomas was wearing a sombrero when he jumped on an
officer’s parked unit automobile screaming his name, according to an comment in a emSacramento Bee/em.
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William Bliss was arrested in March, 2012 after claiming 4 organisation done him lift a chief explosve — while he was unprotected and dipsomaniac in a center of an Iowa City street.
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Salem military contend notice video shows Christina Lopez watched her 17-year-old daughter dance during Presley’s Playhouse Cabaret, a frame bar in Oregon.
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Accused teenage Bookie Briana Rios of Florida is indicted of holding bets on NBA and NFL games.
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Matthew Ibarria, a refugee from Florida wanted for allegedly aggressive a relative, was arrested after jumping unprotected from a automobile in Georgia. This dashboard video from a Kingsland Police Department automobile allegedly shows him using away.
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Jacob Lee Bovia
Jacob Lee Bovia is confronting genuine faulty bearing charges for exposing his feign genitals to a organisation of women on Maryland’s Anne Arundel Community College campus.
a href=”http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/07/jacob-lee-bovia-arrested-exposing-fake-penis-maryland_n_1326558.html” target=”_hplink”Read more. /a
John Jardini, 26, of Pittsburgh allegedly attacked a lady for $60 — and afterwards asked her out on a date by dungeon phone. The “love” story gets worse. Read some-more a href=”http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/06/robber-called-victim-for-date_n_1324449.html?ref=weird-newsir=Weird News” target=”_hplink”here./a
Jason Engel, 21, of Pittsburgh, was arrested after he skipped a justice conference on charges that he stole $400 from a 2-year-old’s piggy bank. Read some-more a href=”http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/01/jason-engel-steals-from-piggy-bank_n_1313144.html?ref=crimeir=Crime” target=”_hplink”here./a
Former Elvis imitator Michael Conley blamed his diabetes for starting a deadlock with Florida police, in that he threatened to use a arms of mass drop opposite them. He allegedly hold adult a vial of what he called Ricin — a rarely manly venom — as he barricaded himself in a motel in February, 2012. He was arrested about 4 hours later. Read some-more a href=”http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/29/wmd-suspect-diabetes_n_1310202.html” target=”_hplink”here./a
Barker called 911 regularly in Hudson, Fla. seeking them to fetch him a cab and observant that he mislaid his football. Cops arrested him for allegedly misusing a puncture complement on Feb. 20, 2012. Read some-more a href=”http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/23/911-caller-wants-taxi-michael-barker-florida_n_1296979.html” target=”_hplink”here./a
Those who try to detain Mark Loescher have their work cut out for them. When he was arrested for assault, he not usually told officers that he was Elvis Presley’s brother, a crony of President Bush, and executive of a CIA, though he was also half-orangutan. Read some-more a href=”http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/21/mark-loescher-says-hes-half-orangutan_n_1290576.html” target=”_hplink”here./a