Toxicology reports revealed Kevin Ward Jr., was under the influence of marijuana on the night he was struck and killed by a sprint car driven by Tony Stewart, Ontario County (N.Y.) District Attorney Michael Tantillo said Wednesday.
Tantillo said there were two charges submitted for consideration by the grand jury against Stewart: manslaughter in the second degree and criminally negligent homicide. He said neither received the necessary 12 votes from the 23-person grand jury to charge Stewart. The grand jury heard the evidence and deliberated "over the better part of two days,"
Interestingly enough, the reaction from certain segments of the Twitterverse was... just dumb:
so? RT @AP: BREAKING: Prosecutor: Driver Kevin Ward under influence of marijuana night he was killed by Tony Stewart.— dan (@napcannon) September 24, 2014
That reaction one of the milder ones, Twitchy has more stupid at the link.
The notion that being under the influence of marijuana had nothing to do with what took place on the race track that night is a notion likely conveyed while under the influence of marijuana.