Game Movie Writer Pleads Guilty To Vehicular Manslaughter

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Roger Avary, who won an Oscar for Pulp Fiction, has pleaded guilty to DUI and vehicular manslaughter for a deadly crash in 2008 that left his friend dead and his wife in critical condition.

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The filmmaker penned the Silent Hill script and was slated to make a big-screen version of Wolfenstein.

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In January 2008, Avary was involved in a car accident which saw his wife hospitalised and his friend, 34-year-old Andreas Zini, killed. The director entered his plea in a Ventura, California court this past Tuesday.

He will be sentenced on September 29 and is currently free on bail.

Arts, Briefly - ‘Pulp Fiction' Writer Pleads Guilty in Crash [NYTimes.com]

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i dont drink and drive but i fully understand why people do. people need to go out and socialise and in most p[laces public transport is shit, dangerous and runs until about midnight. Taxis are outrageously expensive and will easily tripple the cost of a night out and combined with babysitting costs (if applicable) it is near on impossible for adult to go out and enjoy themselves for less then £100 if, like me, you live in the suburbs.

The real problem is the fact that the government does nothing to improve the contributing factors that cause a decent hard-working person to get into a situation that leads to this. yes there are alternative but for those alternatives have no appeal (ie designated driver etc).

I do feel bad for the innocent parties in these crimes but no amount of punishment will bring anyone back or prevent anyone from drinking and driving...since people rarely think of consequences when drunk anyway. The best solution is to invest in alternative means of low cost evening travel....no one needs to drive...no one dies!