F1 » Ex-F1 star JJ Lehto liable for manslaughter charge


Michael Schumacher's former F1 team-mate JJ Lehto could find himself having to answer a manslaughter charge after Finnish police concluded that he was driving the speedboat in which his friend was killed last summer

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swarf69 - Unregistered

January 26, 2011 3:07 PM

Think about it, failing an alcohol test and speeding? if i did that in a car and my friend was killed i'd deserve prison. All because he is famous and it's a boats should not make any difference. Poor JJ?! i think not. Poor JJ's friend and his family who may no longer have a Dad or Son. They are the ones who gets my sympathy.

Crash - Unregistered

January 26, 2011 3:57 PM

@swarf69
Couldn't have put it better myself. He may be the nicest bloke on the planet, but he has no respect for the rules layed down and has shown arrogance which has resulted in the death of his friend, so he will have to accept whats coming to him, as harsh as it sounds.

Jose - Unregistered

January 26, 2011 4:34 PM

Driving while under the influence, one dead
In Texas he would be facing that lethal
Injection thing, I offer no sympathies for JJ, only the victim...

Jose

Mark _

January 26, 2011 5:57 PM

I have a friend who killed another friend of mine in a single car drunk driving accident years ago. While it is easy to blame the driver, in my opinion the victim shares some of the responsibility too. They were most likely drinking together and both made the fateful decision to get behind the wheel. The passenger and the driver both knew the risk. Whatever the courts do to him will be nothing compared to the loss of his friend.

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