Detectives Briscoe and Curtis investigate a hit and run accident in Harlem that resulted in the death of three people, one of them a child. They're not entirely sure it was an accident but can't find anyone who would do the victims any harm. They're able to identify the make and model of the car to high-flying executive Bernard Dressler who had returned to the USA on the morning of the accident. There is little doubt he was behind the wheel of the car but McCoy and DA Schiff decide to prosecute him for murder one. The central question is whether he was too drunk to form intent. Dressler's lawyer claims he was but McCoy very much wants this man - who had been involved in a previous drunk driving accident - to go to jail for a very long time. Jamie Ross thinks he's out for revenge of sorts over the death of Claire Kincaid. Written by
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Kills three people and hides behind the bottle.
The law says he can.
The law. Probably written on a cocktail napkin. Intent follows the bullet. It shouldn't matter if it was fired by a drunk or Carrie Nation.
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