A Vancouver man with a history of driving violations is accused of fleeing on foot from the scene of a crash in which the other driver may have broadsided his vehicle.Nicholas P. Weaver, 26, who sustained a concussion in the collision, allegedly ran because his driver’s license is suspended.He did so without summoning emergency responders to assist the other driver, Richard F. Pierce, 73, according to a court affidavit.Weaver appeared in Clark County Superior Court on Wednesday on suspicion of hit-and-run injury and third-degree driving with a suspended or revoked driver’s license.Judge David Gregerson held Weaver in the Clark County Jail in lieu of $20,000 and appointed Vancouver attorney Jeff Staples to defend him. He is scheduled to be arraigned on the charges Nov. 5.Court documents indicate that Weaver was convicted in 2009 of hit-and-run injury and driving under the influence. He has six convictions related to driving with a suspended license.According to the affidavit, witnesses of the two-vehicle collision reported that one of the drivers had fled from the scene on foot in the 4000 block of Northeast 78th Street. They said he had headed east. A Clark County sheriff’s deputy located the driver northwest of the crash scene as the driver was hopping over a fence in the Luke Jensen Sports Park.
From the print edition“Femicide” is a term for the murder of women because of their gender. As of June, seven cases of femicide have been reported in Costa Rica. In 2011, 11 cases were reported. Experts say these numbers are likely widely underreported.To better understand the crime, some 40 members of women’s rights organizations and the press attended “Femicide in Numbers,” an event organized by the National Institute for Women (INAMU). “The reality of the issue is that femicide occurs because of problems in the home, the community and the culture,” said Maureen Clarke, president of INAMU.Currently Costa Rican sentencing laws call for up to 35 years in prison for the death of a woman at the hands of a spouse.The Inter-American Convention on the Prevention, Punishment and Eradication of Violence Against Women took place in Belém do Pará, Brazil, in 1994. Ibelís Fuentes, coordinator of an INAMU commission on femicide, said the country’s definition and punishment of femicide is not as far-reaching as called for by the Inter-American Convention. This convention extended the definition of femicide to physical, sexual and psychological violence against women.Franklin Gonzáles, the judicial system’s chief statistician, described the primary triggers of femicide to be jealousy, the ending of a relationship, other relationships or legal complaints.In Costa Rica, the majority of femicides are committed by clients of the sex trade against sex workers, followed by sexual assault and spousal abuse. Most homicides committed against women occur in San José. Facebook Comments No related posts.