Judge: 'Why do you need a car?'

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Judge: 'Why do you need a car?'

by gpsma » Thu, 21 May 2009 21:11:47

May 19, 2009

Judge: 'Why do you need a car?'

By Kimball Perry | enquirer.com

Brad Greenberg couldnt believe what he was hearing.

The Hamilton County Municipal Court judge had Rasheena Greene standing
before him again and she was charged with driving without a
license again.

This time, she irritated the judge by asking him to release her car
from the impound lot.

Why do you need a car if you have a suspended license? the judge
asked.

The judge had convicted Greene, 30, of Mount Washington, Dec. 18 of
driving without a license and leaving the scene of a crash.

Greene was driving a 2001 Dodge Neon in the 2400 block of Montana
Avenue at 12:15 a.m. Aug. 5 when she made an improper turn, hit a
bicyclist an Enquirer photographer and quickly drove off. The
bicyclist suffered a broken clavicle and amassed bills of more than
$25,000, some of which was picked up by insurance.

Greene was ordered to pay $4,100 in restitution.

In addition to suspending her drivers license for three years, the
judge had ordered her to serve a 180-day jail sentence.

But because the jail was overcrowded, the Sheriffs Office released
Greene and ordered her to report later to serve her sentence.

While out and still with a suspended drivers license Greene was
arrested again May 2 and charged with driving under suspension.

She was in court Monday before the judge on that charge, and he was
frustrated she had not started serving the sentence he imposed five
months ago.

Im tired of these (jail) deferrals, especially when someone is
picking up new charges, the judge told her. You need to start your
sentence today.

She was handcuffed and taken to jail.

To try to ensure that she would stay in the jail this time, instead of
being released, the judge also ordered her held on a $30,000 bond.

The judge refused to release her car. He also noted Greene has paid
just $50 of the $4,100 she was ordered to pay the victim.

Her jail paperwork notes that she is to be held per order of the
judge.

Greene also had at least one prior arrest for driving without a
license before her arrests last year and earlier this month.
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