Ride operator sentenced in Wisconsin Dells accident

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The former amusement park employee who dropped a 12-year-old girl 10 stories last summer from a thrill ride in Lake Delton has pleaded no contest to a lesser charge, ending the criminal case against him. Charles Carnell, 34, was convicted Thursday of felony second-degree reckless injury by Judge James Evenson in an agreement with the Sauk County District Attorney's office. Carnell was sentenced to pay $268 in court fees and must give a DNA sample.

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Vater said:
Yuengling isn't in Ohio yet?

We're supposed to get it late spring/early summer this year. They recently bought a brewery in Tennessee in order to expand westward.

But yah, Jeff's point is taken. I'm not sure how this turned into a beer topic. Sorry for adding to the derailing.


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Break Trims's avatar

There's absolutely no reason this case should have occurred in anything but the civil litigation realm. That's the appropriate forum for careless behavior resulting in injury, which is what this was. For anyone who suggests that this guy got a slap on the wrist, I'd say that the fact that he's now a convicted felon negates that.

Oh, and to follow with the turn this thread had taken....Dogfish Head, believe it.

+1 to whoever said Mad Elf, too.

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Heck, I dont' think the fine for someone that only makes minimum wage, is just a slap on the wrist. That's a lot of money to pay regardless.


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LostKause's avatar

I had to pay almost that much for making an illegal turn a few years ago. There was no accident there; I just got caught.


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So you intentionally made an illegal turn that could have caused an accident when you knew what you were doing and you're complaining because you were disciplined almost as harshly as someone who accidentally did something they didn't mean to do, but someone got hurt (after participating in an activity with a high risk factor)?

Sorry, that makes me think you should have had to pay a bigger fine :).


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