By Garth O'Brien | May 26, 2008
Filed Under Athlete DUI
The criminal justice system should treat all defendants equally, but that ideal is always crushed by rich criminals. Robert Ray Huizenga is another example of the wealthy dodging punishment for their irresponsible actions. Robert Ray is the son of the Miami Dolphins owner H. Wayne Huizenga. H. Wayne is a billionaire with plenty of money to throw at the criminal courts and to provide an aggressive defense for his son.
Robert Ray should be serving jail for a felony DUI that involved injuring a 71 year old man. Instead the court gave Robert Ray house arrest. Worse yet, Robert Ray petitioned the court to suspend his house arrest five months before his term was up. Robert Ray argued, “I can’t go anywhere” (Yes, no kidding because you are on house arrest). He further stated, “I’m stuck at home, and that’s not helping … I think I can be trusted with a lesser form of supervision.”
Right. Robert Ray you injured another person with intoxicants in your system. You do need supervision like everyone else in this country that ends up injuring a person with intoxicants in their system. Also, how difficult can it be living in a home of a billionaire? I am sure there are some nice creature comforts at H. Wayne’s palace.
Somebody get this rich kid a bottle, and I hope the judge presiding over this case loses his re-election bid.