Brenda Geers may have to revisit Step One in her Alcoholic Anonymous program. Geers not only hit an eighteen-year-old college student in Boulder, Colorado but crashed into St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church while driving drunk to her Alcoholics Anonymous meeting.
Geers first hit a food truck in the parking lot and then hit Eric Anderson who was sitting at a table. She then continued on to smash into the church. Thankfully, Anderson survived.
Geers now faces charges of vehicular assault and DUI. These cases often raise the tension of punishing such heinous crimes and acknowledging that a defendant has an addiction and was in a program trying to overcome it. Should Geers to to jail in your view?