On September 16th, 2001, eight University of Wyoming cross-country athletes lost their lives in a car accident, when another UW student who was driving drunk swerved into oncoming traffic and hit their vehicle.
Clint Haskins, a UW student on the school's rodeo team at the time, was convicted of aggravated vehicular homicide as he had been drinking that night and was driving south from Laramie on Highway 287 to Colorado.
Haskins has spoken to convicted drunk drivers, students, and others around the state since his incarceration began in 2002.
Haskins was released into a halfway house in November and is scheduled to be released on parole February 1st, 2012. However, several parents of the victims and advocates against drunk driving have spoken out since the state parole board announced his scheduled release date.
This week's Bank of Sheridan/Sheridanmedia.com Poll Question is: Do you agree that Clint Haskins should be released on parole?
Let us know what you think; cast your vote here: http://www.sheridanmedia.com/pol..., and feel free to post appropriate comments.
Then, be sure to tune in to our Jackson Electric Open Line this Friday morning at 9:10 to hear the results on NewsTalk 930 KROE.