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Augusta woman gets year in jail in road rage incident

Thursday, June 6, 2013 7:13 PM
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An Augusta woman who forced another vehicle off the road because she believed her boyfriend was inside with another woman pleaded guilty to aggravated assault charges Thursday.

Shalonna M. Wadley, 29, pleaded guilty in Richmond County Superior Court to four counts of aggravated assault and driving on a suspended or revoked license. Judge J. David Roper sentenced Wadley to serve one year in jail and 10 years on probation under the First Offender Act, said Assistant District Attorney Robert Homlar.

Wadley was driving on Tobacco Road the afternoon of Nov. 11 when she spotted a car she thought belonged to her boyfriend, according to earlier court testimony. Wadley repeatedly rammed the vehicle, forcing it off the road. A husband and wife and their two children were in the vehicle. They were not injured.

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oldredneckman96
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oldredneckman96 06/06/13 - 07:32 pm
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Road Rage
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Just a year for attempted murder? Just because a criminal is not successful, does that mean less time? Will she at least, never ever be allowed to drive again?

TakeAHike
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TakeAHike 06/06/13 - 09:34 pm
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More jail time

Hey it's more jail time than that road rage incident in Beech Island where Daniel Johnson buzzed 15 cyclists, killing one. He only got 90 days in jail!

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 06/06/13 - 10:38 pm
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When I read the headline I

When I read the headline I said "What the Hey! Jail time for road rage?"

Ramming another car off the road is a bit more than typical road rage...

KSL
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KSL 06/07/13 - 12:28 am
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Why does she not have to

Why does she not have to compensate for the damages to their car, and then some?

KSL
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KSL 06/07/13 - 12:32 am
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It is time to do away with

It is time to do away with First Offenders Act.

Guntoter 2
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Guntoter 2 06/07/13 - 05:58 am
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Wow! a slap on the
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Wow! a slap on the wrist..SMDH!

soapy_725
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soapy_725 06/07/13 - 07:26 am
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Now is this a culture to embrace or what?
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Boy the "social planners" are laughing the arse's off. Two wrongs do not make a right. You do not erase a societal tragedy by creating a larger societal tragedy. Unless you goal is a totalitarian state to control the chaos?

lifelongresident
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lifelongresident 06/07/13 - 07:38 am
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if she is to the point of
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if she is to the point of ramming her car into another risking death or serious injury to herself or the occupants of the other car because she "thinks" her boyfriend is cheating on her speaks volumes regarding her choice of men. it it is to this point chances are he is/was cheating on her but instead of her doing the right and classy thing of leaving his "no good arse" alone and finding someone else (becasue she is an attractive woman) she would rather have a "sorry, no-good" piece of a man than none at all..this is what she gets prison time, probation, and the rest of her life knowing she almost killed 4 innocent people over a no good, sorry arse man

MarinerMan
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MarinerMan 06/07/13 - 07:47 am
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She Already Had Problems
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Already had gotten her license suspended. @TakeaHike - you are absolutely correct.

dstewartsr
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dstewartsr 06/07/13 - 07:58 am
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This isn't road rage.

It is, by the information given in the article, nothing less than an assault with a vehicle, having nothing to do with traffic issues.

BTW: Roper? Isn't that the same dud(e) who gave a guy FIVE years for theft -- even after he paid back the stolen funds?

rmwhitley
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rmwhitley 06/07/13 - 09:15 am
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What's
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the address of the prison we send her welfare checks to?

ColdBeerBoiledPeanuts
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ColdBeerBoiledPeanuts 06/07/13 - 09:22 am
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First Offenders Act.

four counts of aggravated assault and driving on a suspended or revoked license. I don't understand the First Offenders Classification on this one. It seems she's already offended by committing an offense that suspended or revoked her driving privileges! The First Offenders act was instituted for people who had never been in trouble before. Just another example of our courts twisting the laws. At this point she should be declared a Habitual Violator that makes her a felon who committed a felony of Aggravated Assault against 4 people and should do some prison time more than a year. She won't see the inside of a state facility.

Darby
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Darby 06/07/13 - 10:06 am
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"Why does she not have to compensate for

the damages to their car, and then some?"

.
Just because it's not in the report, doesn't mean it didn't happen.

And if it didn't, there's always the civil suit to follow.....

Spudzee22
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Spudzee22 06/07/13 - 10:43 am
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Kinda like my golf game,

The courts are consistantly inconsistant.

Fiat_Lux
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Fiat_Lux 06/07/13 - 11:48 am
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This wasn't road rage; it was attempted murder

even if she didn't verify her target before pulling the trigger.

Road rage is the result of something that happens in traffic, not in your love life.

RMSHEFF
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RMSHEFF 06/07/13 - 01:25 pm
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People like this live their

People like this live their life in the shallow world of their emotions and not thought and reason. This results in an instantaneous violent reaction. If she had had a gun in her hand there would have been lead flying through the air but all she had at the time was her car.

oldredneckman96
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oldredneckman96 06/07/13 - 08:53 pm
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TakeAHike
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TakeAHike equates what happened to Daniel Johnson with Wadley's intentional attempt of murder. Daniel was just going home when 15 people decided to play in a roadway. 15 people leaveing no room to dodge them, no warning they were playing in the road near dark, no way for Daniel to avoid all of them. They should have given Daniel a medal for avoiding killing as many as he did, on great piece of driving.

Darby
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Darby 06/07/13 - 11:10 pm
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Did the other car have tinted

windows, did she need glasses?

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