Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Tim Thompson fined in District Court

Tim Thompson, former principal at Stockwell Elementary, was fined in Bossier City District Court.
In a bizarre incident, Thompson rode by the house of Benton Police chief Charles Pilkinton and threw a beer bottle out of his vehicle, hitting Chief Pilkinton’s personal pickup truck in the process. Pilkinton followed him in the truck and called for help. A Benton Police unit and a Bossier Parish Deputy stopped Thompson.
In addition to the DWI charge, Thompson was charged with speeding, littering and with violating the open container law.
In a plea arranged by his attorney, Whit Graves, Thompson entered a guilty plea to reduced charges of careless operation and littering. He was fined $150.
(I love the next statement – this is why Whit makes the big bucks!)
Graves said "This ought to show you what kind of trouble a simple case of littering can get you in.”

8 comments:

  1. Not only is Whit Graves making the big bucks, he's on the cover of the latest SB Magazine as on of the top attorneys in Shreveport and Bossier City.

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  2. Simple case of littering...

    Speeding, open container...

    Did the DWI charge just "go away?"

    $150 fine?

    I think this probably says more about the DA than it does Graves.

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  3. I saw that, but had forgotten. I've slept since then.

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  4. Andy, Thompson refused a breathalyzer when he was arrested, Whit was going to challenge the evidence in court, the DA cut the deal.
    I think the thing that bothered me the most about the whole thing was the arrogance this asshole displayed by throwing his 'empty' into someone's yard, police chief or no.

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  5. whit is THE DWI attorney in this area. bizarre case for sure, someone like that will be in trouble again, hopefully he doesnt hurt anybody

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  6. Problem is that the DA's office aint got a clue when it comes to trying a case.

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  7. Andy, the la supreme court disagrees with you as reported in the inquisitor the bossier da just made it easier for law enforcement to convict drunk drivers- against no less an oponent than whit graves

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  8. Anon at 11:19, I am always willing to be educated. I will confess that I commented in ignorance of all the details surrounding the case.

    I will look into it.

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