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Old 07-01-2014, 05:15 AM   #1
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Street Race Ends In Death

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

CONROE, TX (KTRK) -- A race between motorcycle turned deadly in Montgomery county.

Witnesses say around 8:00pm Monday night, two motorcycles were racing on Old Humble Pipeline Road near FM 1314. While racing, the riders sideswiped each other and went out of control.

Craig Perkins Sr., 55, ran off the road, hit a pipe running across a ditch, and was ejected. He died on scene.

Jeffery Michael Stansel, 34, ran off the road striking a mailbox and real estate sign before coming to rest in the woods. He was taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

Stensel was later booked into the Montgomery County Jail on racing causing death.

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Just after 8pm Monday two motorcycles were witnessed racing on Old Humble Pipeline Road near FM 1314. A man who was feeding his horses said they came by him at a very high rate of speed. Moments later he said they sideswiped each other. He then heard one driver yell as both bikes went out of control. The 1974 Kawasaki motorcycle ran off the road, hit a pipe running across the ditch. The driver identified as Craig Perkins Sr., age 55 then hit the edge of a driveway and was ejected from the motorcycle.
Jeffery Michael Stansel, 34 who resides on Bert Brown Road in Conroe ran off the road striking a mailbox and real estate sign before coming to rest in the woods.
Central Montgomery County Fire Department, whose station is just around the corner was first on the scene and found Stansel walking but with road rash. It wasn't until moments later they saw Perkins and immediately started CPR. MCHD arrived on the scene and determined he was deceased.
Montgomery County Justice of the Peace Wayne Mack arrived on the scene and pronounced Perkins dead and ordered Eickenhorst Funeral Directors to transport Perkins to the Montgomery County Forensic Center for autopsy.
Stansel was taken to the hospital but was released a short time later to the custody of DPS. He is being booked into the Montgomery County Jail on racing causing death.
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That sucks. Just having a lil fun and it went all wrong.
I'm curious what kind of bike that old kawi was and what he was racing against.
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I think its BS that the survivor is charged with causing the death. He wasnt in control of the other bike. Can we go back to being responsible for ourselves?
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I think its BS that the survivor is charged with causing the death. He wasnt in control of the other bike. Can we go back to being responsible for ourselves?
They're only following the law.
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It didnt used to be like this though. Thats my point. Say you are our riding a route and someone dies, these days you will be charged.
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I wonder what the difference in penalty is for a "street race causing death" as opposed to regular "street racing"
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It didnt used to be like this though. Thats my point.
How old is that law?
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Well, street racing has been illegal for a long time, pretty sure the survivor could be criminally charged for about as long too. Do you know first hand of a death during a street race when the other party was caught and not charged with it?
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Im not playing your stupid games. If you have been paying attention for the past 20 or so years, you know that people were not held responsible for the death of the other person. The laws have been changed to place more penalties on the other racer. Yes, street racing has been illegal for a long time.
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Im not playing your stupid games. If you have been paying attention for the past 20 or so years, you know that people were not held responsible for the death of the other person. The laws have been changed to place more penalties on the other racer. Yes, street racing has been illegal for a long time.
I'm not playing any game. You're just putting out there, yet you don't bother to give a date when the law was changed, if it ever was
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Surely the charge carries a minimum and maximum penalty. I'm sure he will get off a lot easier than say, if he hit a small child and killed them.
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I think its BS that the survivor is charged with causing the death. He wasnt in control of the other bike. Can we go back to being responsible for ourselves?
how do you know it wasn't his fault they side swiped? I know real world the law doesnt care who caused the crash, they care only in were you involved in a crime that caused the crash.
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I dont need to provide a date of the laws. You do realize its not a federal law so it would vary by state? I just know that if the other person was in control of their own vehicle, it was their own fault.
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It's a Texas law. If two dumbshits rob a bank and someone is shot by one of the robbers, both are equally guilty of homicide in the law.
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Surely the charge carries a minimum and maximum penalty. I'm sure he will get off a lot easier than say, if he hit a small child and killed them.
I think the other side of the coin, I think they will use the opportunity to make a statement to society and throw the book at this guy for a good show.
I, on the other hand think the guy should be in trouble for getting caught street racing and thats all, its pretty obvious the other party participated on his own accord, sad he died, but he made the decision to race.
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That is true but the penalty doesnt have to be the same. This happens all the time. The actual shooter gets more time usually. I was just reading about such a case yesterday. This also has nothing to do with racing. Racing is nothing like robbery. Im sure that you will argue that its the same because its a law.
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That is true but the penalty doesnt have to be the same. This happens all the time. The actual shooter gets more time usually. I was just reading about such a case yesterday. This also has nothing to do with racing. Racing is nothing like robbery. Im sure that you will argue that its the same because its a law.
Is street racing a crime or a traffic offense, as defined by the law?
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