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Topeka lawyer sentenced in hit-and-run death

June 3, 2011

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— A Topeka lawyer has been sentenced to more than five years in prison for killing a bicyclist in a hit-and-run accident.

Forty-year-old Marc Schultz was sentenced Thursday to five years and two months in prison in the September death of 55-year-old Timothy Roberts in rural Shawnee County. Schultz pleaded no contest in April to reckless involuntary manslaughter and other charges.

He admitted that he was under the influence of alcohol, marijuana and prescription drugs and had his then 5-year-old son in the car with him. Schulz also admitted that he left Roberts on the side of the road after hitting him from behind.

Schulz had three DUI convictions before the fatal accident. His law license was suspended after he pleaded to the charges.

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jafs 3 years, 6 months ago

3 previous DUI convictions, and he's still out on the road, driving under the influence.

Something's not working with our system, I'd say.

Ron Holzwarth 3 years, 6 months ago

You can get a lot more DUI convictions than that and still be on the road in Kansas. I know someone that has something like FIVE DUI convictions, and he has a valid license due to loopholes in the system!

Jim Phillips 3 years, 6 months ago

As I recall, the County Prosecutor has to file a motion with the Court to get a repeat offender classified as an Habitual Violator, which means getting caught driving after being classified as habitual results in felony charges. Three DUIs within a five year period (if it was within five years) should have been enough to get the job done. If that is the case, then someone fell down on the job.

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