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Re: “State Police to update Petrino crash details

Why are the most fundamental questions of the ACCIDENT not being asked in the investigation? Mr. Petrino’s actions subsequent to the accident appear to be suspect in relation to Arkansas’ transportation laws.

For example, Arkansas law 27-53-101(a)(1) states in pertinent part that “the driver of ANY vehicle involved in an accident resulting in injury to…ANY person SHALL…remain at the scene of the accident until he has fulfilled the requirements of A.C.A. 27-53-103,” which reads in pertinent part that “the driver of ANY vehicle involved in an accident resulting in injury…of ANY person or damage to ANY vehicle which is driven or attended by ANY person shall give his name, address, and registration number of the vehicle he is driving…and SHALL render to ANY person injured in the accident REASONABLE assistance, including the transporting, or making arrangements for the transporting, of the person to a physician…or hospital for medical…treatment if it is apparent that treatment is necessary…”

Mr. Petrino’s injuries are clearly apparent and serious: broken ribs and vertebrae (think of his picture in the neck brace). Would it not be reasonable to believe that Ms. Dorrell would have some sort of injury? She was on the motorcycle. Can you think of a person involved in such and accident who did not have some sort of injury? Did Mr. Petrion make arrangements for her to see a physician or take her to a hospital, since that is precisely where he was headed? Mr. Petrino makes 70 times more per year than Ms. Dorrell and is twice her age, and with such advantage, he dumps her in a parking lot, when Arkansas law requires the opposite. Typically, such behavior is known as breaking the law.

I am not excusing any of Ms. Dorrell’s personal behavior with Mr. Petrino, or her fiancee; however, an affair is not illegal. On the other hand, Mr. Petrino’s action in connection to Arkansas transportation laws, which the General Assembly enacted for the safety of our residents, appears to be!

Has anyone actually SEEN Ms. Dorrell since the accident?

Where is the Arkansas State Police on that issue? Where is the locally elected prosecutor on that issue?

Oh by the way, a conviction for such behavior is punishable by up to 6 years in prison and is a felony.

Alternatively, the University of Arkansas could just raise tuition again (as it did earlier this week) in order to ensure prompt payments to Mr. Petrino on his $4 million salary.

The You of A: Transparency and Accountability to the People of Arkansas


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Posted by Pigglett on 04/06/2012 at 5:10 PM


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