Chris Clary Has Killed Two People with His Car, but It's Drugs That May Send Him to Prison

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Christopher Clary
It wasn't quite daybreak on the Saturday before Labor Day 2010 when Latonya Lyons pulled her decade-old Ford Taurus to the side of the Central Expressway entrance ramp at Yale Boulevard. Something was wrong with the car.

Lyons turned on her emergency flashers, checked her mirrors to make sure no cars were coming from behind and stepped out of the car, to see what the problem was and try to find help. Moments later, a black Porsche plowed into Lyons and her Taurus, killing her and upending the car, which wound up on its roof, 60 feet up the highway.

The driver of the Porsche was identified as Christopher Clary, who was no stranger to such an event. Eleven years before, he confessed to manslaughter after drunkenly plowing his car into a tree, killing his 15-year-old passenger. He got 10 years of probation in that case. In the 2010 incident, he walked away without so much as a sobriety test or ticket.

Dallas police told WFAA six months after the crash that in order to press charges, they'd need to determine how fast the Porsche had been traveling. They can easily get that data from most cars, but neither they nor any local dealership had the proper equipment. As of March 2011, they were waiting for the data from engineers at Porsche headquarters. Meanwhile, Clary went on with his life, reportedly working at a local IT staffing firm. (He describes himself on Twitter as the president and CEO, but the firm, DeNovo, makes no mention of him on its web site.)

Lyons' family, including her three young children, was dumbfounded. "He killed someone," her sister, Veronica Lyons, told WFAA six months after the accident. "He didn't even get a ticket. We know he didn't even get a ticket. That's not fair to the family."

The incident even prompted a lecture from online gossip peddler/TheDirty.com founder Nik Richie, who ruled that Clary "needs to reevaluate his life."

Still does, judging by his arrest over the weekend at the hands of Dallas police. According to police records, Clary, 33, was driving in the 8000 block of Forest Lane at about 8:30 Saturday evening when he was pulled over by a couple of officers. As they placed him under arrest for a trio of outstanding warrants -- one from Rockwall, one from Richardson, one from McKinney -- they asked if they could search his car.

Clary agreed. It didn't take the cops long to sniff out .3 grams of heroin and .1 gram of cocaine. Clary was taken to Lew Sterrett on a pair of felony drug possession charges. His passenger, a 23-year-old convicted felon named Christopher Bernard Johnson, was also arrested for possession.

Not that Clary's latest arrest will bring punishment proportionate to the damage he's caused. Possession of such small amounts of a controlled substance qualifies as a state jail felony, which carries a maximum two-year jail sentence. If convicted, he faces four years in jail, max, before he can once again hit the road.


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Sotiredofitall
Sotiredofitall topcommenter

Wow - every DO article immediately brings out the race card.  

Fritz Toch
Fritz Toch

Oh, have y'all fixed the race problem in Dallas since I've been gone?

joslyn_williams
joslyn_williams

Anytime a black person says there is injustice, they are racist. You are the true racist for not understanding other viewpoints. Did you read all my post before u made that judgement?

Threeboys
Threeboys

Actually, with what Holder said yesterday, he probably won't go to jail over the drugs.

joslyn_williams
joslyn_williams

That's a known fact, of the prison rates. Prove to me otherwise.

Ryan Baggarly
Ryan Baggarly

Thats BS I got a test when i was pulled over for reason unknown. How can this guy not get one. Wtf!!!

joslyn_williams
joslyn_williams

Why is the legal system so lax with Caucasian men? Right is right and wrong is wrong. If this holds to be true, this man should have life in prison for killing four innocent people.

Melissa Howell
Melissa Howell

This story angers me. How was he not given a sobriety test after the second time he killed someone??? I thought sobriety tests were mandatory anytime someone is killed or even critically injured in a car wreck. And the part about not having the right equipment to determine speed is such bullshit. Hope he gets the shit beat out of him while in jail. Also hope that at least the second victim's family files a civil suit against this POS so they can get whatever this scum as left.

Serey Ol Sao
Serey Ol Sao

Ridiculous!!! We will probably start seeing sinkholes in Dallas! Unbelievable!!! Now only 4 years???? Maybe???? Sick!!!! Those poor victims!

TheCredibleHulk
TheCredibleHulk topcommenter

Who's yer daddy, Chris Clary?

I hope you have nightmares about that woman you killed.

Adam Kennedy
Adam Kennedy

Fritz you're an idiot with a post like that..... Such a sad story...

AlphaJohnson
AlphaJohnson

Kind of freaky how the author knows she checked her mirrors. 

NewsDog
NewsDog

I wonder if he is a regular contributor to the DA Watkins re-election fund? 

Myrna.Minkoff-Katz
Myrna.Minkoff-Katz topcommenter

@joslyn_williams Merkin's clown posse.  They're all rather pathetic and ignorant, which comes from a low-life upbringing and little education.

ryan762
ryan762

@Threeboys Presumably, he's going to be charged under state law (since we're talking about state jail felonies) rather than the federal law that Eric Holder exercises some degree of control over.

logic4dallas
logic4dallas

It has nothing to do with the color of his skin but more to do with the amount of money in his parents bank account I would imagine. Money and political connections are what keep such people out of jail, and it's not just white people....here's a few just off the top of my head, O.J., the loser that beat Rhianna, Michael Jackson, John Wiley Price...the list could go on forever. Poor people of all colors get the justice that is demanded by the public...the rich and connected, get a pass.

AlphaJohnson
AlphaJohnson

@TheCredibleHulk I'm not sure how I understand. It's not like he's dancing around celebrating the death of someone. Maybe the court system is what failed and maybe, just maybe, he is already having terrible nightmares which are the reason for his severe drug abuse. Maybe this guy is suffering deep down. Maybe this guy just needs some help. Maybe he wanted to get caught. Who knows... it's cool that you know how to judge though.

Sharon_Moreanus
Sharon_Moreanus topcommenter

Methinks id rather be in Merlkin's clown posse rather than your pussy posse.

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin topcommenter

@Myrna.Minkoff-Katz @joslyn_williams Hey Myrna, FUCK YOU.  You're just a low life piece of shit who happens to claim to be from New York.  You got nothing to bring to the table here but your silly little talking point one liners.  whats your education doll?  As for my supposed "clown posse"  I dont have one, if they like what I say, they like it, if not they call me out on it.  See unlike you, most of here have opinions that not everyone likes but we can discuss, you one sided view of the world is fucked, just like you.  now go get your ass ran over by the Jimmy Johns biker.  toodles

joslyn_williams
joslyn_williams

I made my point, you just don't agree. We can agree to disagree.

logic4dallas
logic4dallas

I don't know that that is a fair comment. That "information" she is putting out is what the left and the media have been pushing for years. And because the world is so PC about the matter nobody has nationally challenged its fallacy. There are many like her that actually believe the justice system is racist against blacks and it's the white man's doing that blacks are in jail than any other race. What else is she to believe when CNN and Bill Maher are constantly repeating and spinning that nonsense.

joslyn_williams
joslyn_williams

You have a point, however, if a poor white man commits a crime, more than likely he will get away with the crime before a poor black man will. It has been proven that African American prison rates are not proportionate with their population in our country. However, no matter what color this guy is, he should have life in prison period.

joslyn_williams
joslyn_williams

It has to do with the fact that, if Caucasian kill people they get probation or they are just found innocent. When people of color commit crimes they are immediately put in prison. Are there exceptions, or course, but lets just be honest here. All in love. L O V E.

TheCredibleHulk
TheCredibleHulk topcommenter

@AlphaJohnson @TheCredibleHulk 

I'm not sure how you understand, either. Apparently, not very well.

Maybe he's dancing, maybe he isn't - but the fact remains that he is a serial drunk driver that killed a woman, remains unpunished and seems remorseless in light of the fact that he's still driving around with drugs in his possession.

Fuck him and fuck you, too.

J_A_
J_A_

Geez y'all fight like an old married couple

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin topcommenter

@weirdozmedia Stay out of this argument.  Its a long time spat between 2 regulars, who the hell are you

ryan762
ryan762

@AlphaJohnson @joslyn_williams Or at least start committing crimes that people are fine with like mortgage fraud or forgery or lying under oath (if you're a police officer) or illegally withholding evidence so a serial killer can go kill again and an innocent man can spend a quarter of a century in prison or running over a guy with a weird haircut with your car and killing him.

Those are the crimes you don't go to jail for.

joslyn_williams
joslyn_williams

I actually agree with you and I see your point. There is no cut and dry answer to our discussion. So I can't be too racist, if I can agree with u. For the record, my boyfriend is Asian. My boyfriend before him was Caucasian.

logic4dallas
logic4dallas

I think that is what some want to still believe but it's just not fact. The are a disproportionate about of blacks in jail because they commit a disproportionate amount of crime. When people call 911 because they were beaten, raped, robbed, etc. They don't just throw out there that I was "a black man" to further some global racist agenda...it's because a black man did it. If police respond to a robbery call, they don't see the comments and say "I know it says the suspect was white, but let's go get a black guy instead". Now, before anyone's head explodes, blacks commit more crime not because they are black but because they are more likely to come from an environment that is in poverty and lacking a good support base at home.

I do agree that this guy should have already been in jail, and should now be buried under it.

logic4dallas
logic4dallas

You do realize that police don't just pull up to a group of people and grab the black guy and say "yep, lets get him for drugs and... hmm, I don't know, illegal harvesting of clams". Police arrest people for violations of the law. The poor are more apt to commit crimes such as assault, petty theft, drug sales, etc. Blacks are far more likely to grow up in poverty than most other races. That is why we see the numbers such as the ones you posted.

After being arrested, the rest is dictated by cash and influence. So again, we have a repeat of the same scenario.

joslyn_williams
joslyn_williams

According to US Census Summary volume 1 2010, prison rates per 100,000 people. African Americans 2,207, Latinos 966, and Caucasians 380.

TheCredibleHulk
TheCredibleHulk topcommenter

@AlphaJohnson @TheCredibleHulk 

Yeah, he definitely needs help, but doesn't seem any too eager to seek it, now,  does he?

A remorseful person would change his ways and examine his own callous disregard for the lives and safety of others. Furthermore, the court system didn't fail, they never even had a chance at this lowlife killer as he still hasn't been charged for the crime, according to the article. 

Not even so much as a ticket.

Like I said: Who's yer daddy, Clary?

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