Almost two years ago, Chief Petty Officer Zacharias Buob on the United States Navy was run over by Darla Jackson,who struck Buob and Buob’s Ducati motorcycle, while in a fit of road rage.
The incident should sound familiar to A&R readers, as the story made waves two years ago when it was first reported.
Now, justice has been served to Jackson, as Superior Court Judge Francis Devaney handed the 27-year-old a six-year prison sentence, after she plead guilty to voluntary manslaughter earlier this year.
The pair had their first altercation while driving north on I-5 in Chula Vista, with the incident then spilling-over onto Hwy 54.
Jackson ultimately crashed into Buob and his motorcycle, when traffic slowed in front of them. Buob was then run over by Jackson, as she allegedly swerved to avoid his fallen motorcycle. Buob was pronounced dead, after being taken to the hospital.
Upon hearing her sentence and being led out of the courtroom, Jackson is reported to have said “Oh, my God. Oh, my God, no!”
One of just several high-profile cases of road rage involving the striking of a motorcyclist, the incident between Buob and Jackson is likely not to change the escalating nature of road rage on public streets, but at least it shows that justice has its day.
Source: LA Times