Monday, October 11, 2010

Poor Judgment and Bad Timing?

News usually streams at a steady pace.  Usually!  I am not really interested in all the "hear say" about marital problems, domestic squabbles, or even acts of canine cruelty.  What makes me more curious is the timing of all the events and the anti- climatic Breaking News Head Line on the Watertown Daily Times:  Alex Bay acting judge charged with leaving scene of accident

Lets look at this chronologically, starting with the most recent event.  The Breaking News Headline hit the online edition of the WDT at:
First published: October 11, 2010 at 5:42 pm
Last modified: October 11, 2010 at 6:28 pm

I am going to intentionally skip over all the events that may or may not have occurred on Sunday October 10th on Co. Rt. 1.

Saturday morning I was made aware that this hit and run took place.

The WDT reports that the Clayton Police finally got around to making formal  charges sometime on Saturday October 9th.

According to reliable sources...formal charges were issued at the Clayton Court @ 4:45pm on Friday October 8th.

The Hit and Run happened on Thursday October 7th  7:45pm.

It takes 4 days for the story to make it to the online edition of the WDT?   Will this story sink into obscurity?  Why does it appear that the Clayton Police and the WDT were stalling? What is the main reason for leaving the scene of an accident?  Judging from all that happened I would say it is poor judgment by all those involved.