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Wright convicted on reckless driving charge

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Clay County Superior Court Judge Blaine Akers sentenced Cody Wright to the maximum the State of Indiana allows upon conviction of a class B misdemeanor charge of reckless driving stemming from an incident on May 25, 2007.

Wright was sentenced to 180 days incarceration at the Clay County Justice Center (after completing any prior prison sentence) and a fine and court costs totaling $1,164.50 that may be pursued for collection by the Clay County Auditor's Office and the Clay County Commissioners upon his future release.

Wright, 19, Brazil, is currently serving seven years at the Indiana Department of Correction for a conviction of class B felony resisting law enforcement resulting in (a traffic accident causing) the death of his girlfriend, Brandee Siples, Nov. 17, 2007.

The Brazil Times will update this story as more details become available.


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Book him Dano! Let's make an example out of him!

-- Posted by sassypants on Tue, Sep 16, 2008, at 3:17 PM

Our Judge and Prosecutor did a great job in this case as did the Deputy who stopped Wright. Too bad he didn't learn his lesson soon enough.

-- Posted by Unsolicited opinion on Tue, Sep 16, 2008, at 3:35 PM

Maybe to little to late! It a shame that Mr. wright has no respect for other drivers on the roadway. Perhaps if his conviction in Clay county would have happen before the accident maybe brandi would still be with us. 180 days doesnt sound like enough to me.

-- Posted by BigCB20 on Tue, Sep 16, 2008, at 4:04 PM

Thank you, Judge Akers, Prosecutor Reberger and CCSD ~ it is too bad that all this had to happen before, hopefully, Cody learns a lesson ~ he'll have plenty of time to think now ~

BigCB20 ~ here's a clue ~ not all of Cody's offenses happened in Clay County ~ the State BMV has a lot to do with the fact that he was able to drive for so long with his driving record ~ not to mention the deferral process in this State ~ there were many more factors besides our local system that came into play here ~ don't place blame before considering everything ~

-- Posted by karebabe on Tue, Sep 16, 2008, at 5:15 PM

Well everyone makes mistakes and sometimes those mistakes have fatal consequences and somtimes they don't. Cody Wright has been sentanced and is doing his time plus he has to deal with the fact that his bad choices killed the girl he loved and wanted to marry. So instead of saying lets make an example of him, why don't people say lets show other young drivers that there are consequences to their actions and somtimes those consequences are deadly ! Show young drivers that what may be fun to you even if you know its wrong may be deadly to someone else!

-- Posted by mom of3 on Tue, Sep 16, 2008, at 5:30 PM

karebabe you talk about deferral in this state. Well maybe you should be informed, it is the descretion of the prosecutor. The all mighty dollar can keep a driver license. I think that this had to have happened before he killed Brandi (heres a clue) its not like it just happened because he has been in prison. This must be a pended case.

-- Posted by BigCB20 on Tue, Sep 16, 2008, at 7:26 PM

HERE WE GO AGAIN take what he got and hopefully other drivers will learn by his bad choices. Let brandi rest in peace and the families heal now. Brandi will never be forgotten......... or how she died. I know cody's driving didn't slow down after the accident but now that he is sitting be hind bars he'll slow down enough now and do some soul searching and relize what has happened and the impact it will have on him for the rest of his life.

-- Posted by pepsilady on Wed, Sep 17, 2008, at 3:21 AM

I'd like to know why his parents let him keep driving after the multiple tickets (I heard nine) that he had accumulated. If I had gotten any tickets after just getting my license, the police and the court system would have been the least of my worries.

My parents would have not let me drive. Period. Maybe if they had gotten him under control (and not let him put the device in his car that allowed it go beyond the maximum speed) this whole mess wouldn't have happened.

-- Posted by Bruther on Wed, Sep 17, 2008, at 6:17 AM

Like I said on the other, A+ Judge Akers! He still got away easy in my opinion.

-- Posted by Pro Se on Wed, Sep 17, 2008, at 10:16 AM

Does anyone remember being young? When your young you are invinsible. You nor your friends thought of death. That's why kids drink and drive, drive fast and just as dangerous text and drive.

I wish the families (both Brandi's and Codi's) peace. However, I do hope he does think everyday about what he did and how Brandi will never be able to open a christmas gift or physically be at the table on Thanksgiving day, or even tell her parents " see you when I get back".

Trying to teach our kids that there are consequences to their actions is a very difficult task and must be done carefully. To much nagging and they don't listen, not enough communication and you still lose.

-- Posted by kitty77 on Wed, Sep 17, 2008, at 7:58 PM

I wonder if the probation or parole department could make part of this young man's conditions for release to share his story with the young people (IE: students at the middle and high school levels) and parents in school convocations, town and church meetings?

What better way to make amends for such a tragic event (and potentially heal the hearts of all involved), than to stop it from happening again?

-- Posted by Cy on Thu, Sep 18, 2008, at 1:20 PM

first of all it is brandee.. and i think he deserves more than what he got.. i had to go through the pain of losing one of my friends.. and right now i think he should go away for a long time. if he really cared about her he wouldn't have drove that way with her.. i also live near cody and have personally witness his excessive speed.. it is absolutly ridiculous...

-- Posted by blue357 on Fri, Sep 19, 2008, at 5:31 PM


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