State Senator Floyd Prozanksi, who is in an eternal race with Ginny Burdick for the title of worst Senator, also serves as a prosecutor in Lane County. He was recently working on a case involving an underage drunk driver who ran over and murdered a pedestrian. The killer’s sentence? 45 days in jail and 2 years probation.
“He was only charged with being impaired when he was driving,” Prozanski said of Stewart. “This was not a trial regarding the collision.”
Lane County prosecutors previously reviewed the investigation and decided against pursuing charges related to the death of Nicholas Asher Tendick, a 32-year-old man who was crossing Coburg Road just south of the Willamette River when Stewart’s Ford Ranger pickup struck him.”
As if this weren’t enough to make you pull your hair out, guess what the punishment would have been for a legal CHL holder carrying in the Capitol building, had Prozanski’s SB699 passed in the 2013 session…
Maximum sentence of 5 years in prison, as a Class C Felony.
Yes, you’ve read this correctly. In Senator Prozanski’s dreamland, carrying a gun on your hip deserves 40 times the punishment than vehicular homicide would carry.
Though not sponsored by Prozanski, 2013’s SB 346 would have carried a 1 year imprisonment for transferring a magazine that held 11 rounds. SB 347 would have carried the same Class C Felony punishment as the above Capitol building ban if a CHL holder had their gun on them while dropping off their kid on school grounds. The dreaded HB3200 would have taken the cake, with a 10 year imprisonment for not registering an 11 round magazine.
This, ladies and gentlemen, is the ineptitude we are dealing with amongst our elected “leaders” in Salem.