A hearing is scheduled for April 30 in Ottawa County Common Pleas Court in the case of a Woodville woman seeking to have her driving privileges re-instated after being convicted in 1993 of aggravated vehicular homicide.
The hearing is set for 8:30 a.m. before Judge Bruce Winters and could determine if Terri Camp should be re-issued a license.
She pled guilty to the aggravated vehicular homicide charge and served 10 years of a 4 to 10-year sentence that permanently revoked her driving privileges. Ronald Miller, 14, died as a result of injuries he suffered in the crash on State Route 51 in Clay Township.
State law allows motorists who’ve had their licenses suspended for life to file a motion with the sentencing court to modify or terminate the suspension after 15 years from the start of the suspension if certain requirements are met.
Camp’s case has caused a stir in the community and stimulated heated discussions on blog sites and elsewhere.
Included with her motion is a petition signed by 99 Woodville residents supporting her and noting her participation in a 12-step program called Healing, Encouraging, Abstinence, and Recovery Through Sobriety (HEARTS). She had previous drunk driving convictions.
Ronald Miller’s mother, Jane, was driving him and two of his friends home from a youth dance when Camp’s auto crossed the centerline and struck Miller’s vehicle.
“I get exhausted thinking about this horrific night,” she wrote in a letter to the editor of The Press. “Every time Terri Camp wants something it’s all brought up again. Punishment is exactly what it is. She should be punished for the rest of her life for what she’s done. We can’t petition the courts to get Ronnie back.”