Randy tragically lost his left arm at the shoulder and left leg above the knee.
See this picture of Randy's injuries:
A lawsuit was filed against the Park Ranger's employer, the United States government, based on the Rangers' negligent performance of their official duties. The trial court found that the Rangers' conduct was the negligent performance of their official duties, and that such negligence was a proximate cause of Randy's injuries. The judge ruled that the Government owed Randy $7.5 million as just compensation for his injuries.
The 5th Circuit reversed the trial court holding that the officers had no duty to arrest the drunk driver and misapplied Texas law and failed to find that the Rangers had custody and control over the drunk driver. The U.S. Supreme Court denied to hear the case (did not grant certiorari.) The case now resides under the Mandate of the 5th Circuit. It can be re-opened based upon a "manifest injustice." Subsequent to the trial, the government has admitted on a government website that the Rangers suspected that the driver and other occupants were using drugs.
Former Texas Supreme Court Justice William Kilgarlin, who wrote the decision that should have been applied by the 5th Circuit, Otis Engineering, has sworn in a declaration under oath that the 5th Circuit did not properly apply the Texas law and completely ignored the evidence of the Park Rangers' control over the drunk driver. As incredible as it sounds, the 5th Circuit case stands for the proposition that law enforcement officers have no duty to arrest a drunk driver that they know to be intoxicated!
How can you help Randy obtain justice? By tweeting or re-tweeting this post, posting it on Facebook, and bringing it to the attention of all media people that you know. If enough of you make enough noise, the Department of Justice may finally hear us and provide Randy with the justice that has eluded him for many years! Keep on tweeting and re-tweeting and posting on Facebook! You'll find links to tweet this and put the link to this blog on Facebook on the upper right of this webpage (above). Thank you!!