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Driver who killed teen posts his totaled car online with smiley face
StarTribune.com ^ | 7/31/14 | Paul Walsh

Posted on 07/31/2014 3:00:18 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo

A 16-year-old Brooklyn Center boy clung to life for days before dying after a suspected drunken driver, without a valid license, fled one crash on a north-metro highway and ran into the teen’s car down the road moments later, authorities said.

SNIP

On the Saturday before McCarthy died, Vanwagner posted photos of what was left of his vehicle on his Facebook page and wrote, “That’s her front end after I got done with her lol.” He signed that message with a smiley face.

(Excerpt) Read more at startribune.com ...


TOPICS: Local News
KEYWORDS: dui; socialmedia
Unbelievable!
1 posted on 07/31/2014 3:00:19 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Put a smiley face on his jumpsuit while he’s making license plates.


2 posted on 07/31/2014 3:01:46 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo
State records show that Vanwagner was driving on a revoked license, according to a Department of Public Safety official. His driving record is littered with violations, including careless driving and twice driving after having his license suspended. Vanwagner said his license was revoked for driving without insurance.

Vanwagner is on probation for a felony conviction in April for terroristic threats. Along with abstaining from alcohol and illicit drugs, the conditions of his sentence include that he remain law-abiding.

They should put this scumbag in jail for 20 years.

3 posted on 07/31/2014 3:03:35 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

“20 years”

For starters.


4 posted on 07/31/2014 3:06:10 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Please $upport Free Republic.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

VanWagner sounds like a woman trapped in a man’s body.. “LOL”


5 posted on 07/31/2014 3:08:07 PM PDT by CivilWarBrewing
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Twenty years cleaning up the Fukushima reactor site.


6 posted on 07/31/2014 3:10:11 PM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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To: F15Eagle

Yep, hopefully for a minimum 30 years.


7 posted on 07/31/2014 3:12:03 PM PDT by jazusamo (Sometimes I think that this is an era when sanity has become controversial: Thomas Sowell)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Or just 20 minutes with the kid’s dad, brothers, uncles, cousins, friends, neighbors, random guys from the phonebook ...


8 posted on 07/31/2014 3:12:17 PM PDT by Skooz (Gabba Gabba we accept you we accept you one of us Gabba Gabba we accept you we accept you one of us)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

The jury will not see this but the judge responsible for sentencing will. Hopefully he/she will take this into consideration at sentencing.


9 posted on 07/31/2014 3:14:12 PM PDT by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: Starstruck

With social media....the jury has already seen it.


10 posted on 07/31/2014 3:17:15 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Please $upport Free Republic.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

The car that was driven right into my son’s face was advertised on Craig’s list a few months ago. “safest car on the road.” Ugh. It had been repaired.


11 posted on 07/31/2014 3:18:42 PM PDT by petitfour
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

is he rich? Can he plead affluenza and be sentenced to taxpayer funded counseling at $20,000 a month?


12 posted on 07/31/2014 3:20:22 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

In the words of Chris Rock, “Let him toss salad for about the next 35 years”. What has gone wrong with the youth of today?


13 posted on 07/31/2014 3:22:31 PM PDT by Texas Songwriter
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To: Skooz
Or just 20 minutes with the kid’s dad, brothers, uncles, cousins, friends, neighbors, random guys from the phonebook ...

That would likely turn his LOL into DOA.

14 posted on 07/31/2014 3:39:27 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo
One night in Houston on I45 traffic was slowed for some reason at 2am, I soon figured out why.
I witnessed a vehicle on the West side feeder running into cars and other stationary obstacles
up ahead about 1/4 of a mile. It was insane to watch. The Vehicle managed to cross under
the overhead east side and smash into another vehicle before coming to a rest after
wrapping itself around a very sturdy light pole.

I thought that was it and traffic began to speed up. Just after the point
of this cars impact at approx. 1/8 of a mile I noticed somebody running across the other
side of the highway dodging traffic, then manage to jump over the divider wall into
our south bound side. I swerved to miss and he dove to get ahead of my old mustang but
instead met my drivers side wheels in a prone position. His body spun under the 4-inches
and his legs twirled like a top taking out my mirror and window.
A sight and sound I live with to this day.

He died on that highway, and the person he hit also died which is why
he was desperate to flee. 22-Years old, Drunk and stupid.

Another life changed that night, an officer on the scene was hit by another drunk
driver crippling his legs for the rest of his life. He was only diverting traffic and doing his job.

This day was not ordinary for me, it's a day I live with because of the chain
of events that occurred starting with being let go from my job. Then, my girlfriend
informed me that afternoon she was moving to CA and was breaking up. The best
car I ever owned was totaled after I exited to offer assistance to the man
I had just killed.

This person boasting deserves nothing less than a life sentence for
the life sentence of gut-loneliness and the feeling of emptiness he has
sentenced the family of his victim too. If only for his boasting with no concern
for the victims.

15 posted on 07/31/2014 3:47:35 PM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2712211/Driver-Michael-J-Vanwagner-killed-teen-posts-picture-totaled-car-online-smiley-face.html

16 posted on 07/31/2014 3:57:55 PM PDT by ETL 2
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To: MaxMax

Oh my goodness, that is about the worst day I’ve ever heard of. I hope that things are much better for you now.


17 posted on 07/31/2014 4:01:47 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: MaxMax

Now that’s a bad day.


18 posted on 07/31/2014 4:02:47 PM PDT by autumnraine
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To: F15Eagle

... and paint one on his derrier for his next (hopefully one of many) “prison dates”


19 posted on 07/31/2014 4:04:08 PM PDT by glennaro
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To: MaxMax

What an awful day....


20 posted on 07/31/2014 4:06:31 PM PDT by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: Texas Songwriter

I still like to blame Bill CLinton — but people here keep telling me I’m wrong.


21 posted on 07/31/2014 4:58:59 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Only if that jail has no oxygen in it.


22 posted on 07/31/2014 7:02:23 PM PDT by wideawake
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To: ETL 2

Poor little kid in that photo.


23 posted on 07/31/2014 7:05:00 PM PDT by wideawake
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