HOUSTON -- A convicted drunken driver has been suspended from serving his public punishment at the site of the Houston crash that killed a man.
After the fatal crash last summer, 39-year-old Michael Giacona spent 90 days in jail. And a judge ordered him to stand at the intersection on four Saturdays with a sign reading, I killed Aaron Pennywell. He s the 20-year-old victim whose car was hit.
The Houston Chronicle reports that passers-by were hostile to Giacona last weekend, his first time at the site with the sign.
The judge Friday said he will re-evaluate the sentence and ordered Giacona to stop the public punishment for his safety.
On Saturday, Pennywell s relatives and friends gathered at the intersection. They held signs warning of the dangers of drinking and driving.