The Court of Criminal Appeals has affirmed an 8 year sentence in State v Dowdy. Mr.Dowdy turned directly in front of a motorcycle. The man on the bike, Joey Dewayne Holmes had no chance. Dowdy left the scene, but was quickly apprehended. Dowdy had cocaine in his system, but denied he ingested it throughout the process. Three months before he killed Joey Dewayne Holmes, Mr Dowdy had been placed on probation for selling cocaine. The appeal in the case centered around whether Dowdy would serve his sentence or be placed on probation again. He will serve the sentence for this crime committed June 30, 2008.
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When you drive, please watch out for motorcycles!