DENY Dennis Drue Parole!!!!
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NYS Department of Parole

DENY Dennis Drue Parole!!!!

    1. Melissa Elliott
    2. Petition by

      Melissa Elliott

      Clifton Park, NY

Well Dennis Drue has been sentenced and 5 - 15 is a complete joke for the lives of Christopher and Deanna.  And for causing pain and suffering to Matt and Bailey as they continue to face rehabilitation both mental and physical in order to get back to some semblemce of their former selves.    ...Please look at these pictures, sign this petition and/or write a letter, these 2 beautiful young children died and 2 others were seriously injured. The man responsible, Dennis Drue, plead guilty to all 58 counts and admitted he was responsible for the death of these 2 Shenenedehowa High School student athletes. They had so much to live for and were so involved with our community.  Their loss is a great hardship not just for their families but for everyone they touched or would have touched.  They were slated to do great things in life and now we will never have the chance to see all that they would have accomplished.  5 to 15 years is too short of a sentence for the lives of 2 thriving teenagers lost in their prime.  Please sign this petition and/or send a letter to the the parole board!   Christopher and Deanna deserve better and Dennis Drue deserves to live his life behind bars for as long as possible.  This man has shown no remorse for what he did and only plead guilty because he knew he would have received more of a sentence from being found guilty at trial.  He admitted to being intoxicated, smoking marijuana, speeding, texting while driving, and driving recklessly at the time he slammed into the back of Christopher’s SUV sending it careening across 3 lanes of traffic causing it to roll multiple times and then slam into several trees.  Please, please help us send a message to the parole board and others that this is NOT ok and Dennis Drue needs to remain in prison as long as possible to avoid this happening again to any one else's families.  We have to send the message to all that Drinking and Driving is NOT acceptable!!!  And killing someone while commiting this crime is MURDER and the sentence should reflect that!!!  If we don't get tougher on this crime it will continue to happen and people will continue to think of it as a lesser crime or not even a crime at all.

We are the ONLY voices Christopher and Deanna have, we have to let it be heard and LOUDLY!


Please help us ensure that he does not do this to anyone else's families!

This petition will be placed in his record each time he is up for parole.


NYS Department of Parole, NYS Office of Corrections
DENY Dennis Drue Parole!!!!

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    Reasons for signing

    • Jessica Landry TROY, NY
      • 4 months ago

      You can see how hard it is for these families, I would never want to have to go through that, it scares me thinking about what those families are going through

    • Elizabeth Stewart MALTA, NY
      • 10 months ago

      Chris ( My Nephew) Deanna Bailey and Matt deserve better then this..

    • Jessica Halse STEPHENTOWN, NY
      • 10 months ago

      I realize nothing we do or say will bring Deanna and Chris back... But what about the others that are going to be in harms way when Drue gets released? Clearly we've heard from so many, including those who know him personally, his life was on a distructive path. I understand we ALL Make stupid decisions and we all make mistakes, but it isn't fair that someone gets off so easily when their studid mistake took the lives of 2 and the hearts of millions.. Where is the justice in this? How will you feel knowing that you let him out with such a short sentence only to see him right before you again, and having to listen to more victim impact statements? It's just not right. Make a point. Drue deserves to pay for the lives he cost. . . please do the right thing here. YOU and only YOU have the opportunity to stop this from happening all over again. Thank you.

    • Matthew Alfano CLIFTON PARK, NY
      • 11 months ago

      He's a repeat offender. Courts have lost his case record- obviously juiced in. I recommend 15 yrs. Maybe different if he's still within 3 strikes and admitted guilt sooner.

    • Holly Merkner BROKEN ARROW, OK
      • 11 months ago

      My family is going through a similar situation where my brother was killed by someone high on drugs. I agree that the stiffest penalty needs to be given to set an example.


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