Stories involving drunk drivers makes EarHustle411 and the writing staff so angry we are at a loss for words with this next post. This poor child lost her life because an adult was too selfish to take a cab, call a friend or walk instead of getting behind the wheel of a vehicle after drinking. He is in the position to save lives not take them. Tad Dennis, a Michigan firefighter was charged with murder for his role in the accident. A charge befitting for the situation. He does not deserve a bond even though he was injured in the accident but he is still alive while Diana is not. EarHustle411 has reported many stories involving drunk driving and unfortunately most of them the drunk driver rarely died. We can only wonder if he will be convicted or be painted as a man with an unfortunate problem with alcohol or just left with managing a DUI offense at the least. We will keep updates coming as more information is released.
EarHustle411 sends our prayers to the family of 17-year old Diana Pozderca.
Read more as reported by Fox:
This poor girl never had a chance,” said Macomb Co. Prosecutor Eric Smith.
This is our first look at crime scene photos taken September 11th by Sterling Heights police. It shows the mangled Mercury Sable in the front. Behind the wheel,17-year-old Diana Pozderca, on her way home to get the surprise of her life, a brand new car.
“She had the terrible misfortune of wrong place wrong time. Tad Dennis of Sterling Heights, a 15 year Warren firefighter, crossed several lanes of traffic doing twice the speed limit and hit her head on,” said Smith.
Tad Dennis, the off-duty firefighter was driving the SUV in the back of the same photo. Tuesday he appeared in court in a wheelchair via the Sterling Heights jail, charged with murder and operating while intoxicated causing death.
“We charged this for a reason because he deserves to be convicted of murder two,” said Smith.
The prosecutor says this 15 year veteran of the Warren fire department should have known better than to get behind the wheel with a blood alcohol level twice the legal limit.
“I have no sympathy whatsoever, so when it comes to bond, every day Mr. Dennis still has the opportunity to hug his family and the Pozderaka family will never see Diana again,” said Smith.
No sympathy from the prosecutor, but his attorney argues due to his current condition he’s not a risk of running away.
“He has had numerous surgeries and more scheduled,” said defense attorney Stephen Rabaut.