Mark Benson is probably going to prison for a long time for driving drunk, getting in a car accident and killing Jennifer Bukosky, her unborn child, and her daughter.
Benson, once a doctor, is at near the bottom of a very long road down. He will likely hit the deepest part of down about five years into his prison sentence when there's still a long way to go til he's released.
Benson, back in the day when he had his physician's license, was my mother's orthopedic surgeon. He was top-of-the-game, she said. She adored him and his talented hands brought her tremendous relief from the pains of serious, crippling arthritis.
Then came the pills and addiction and Benson gave up his license and my mother went on to other orthopedic surgeons.
The irony of all this is that, according what my mother said at the time, Benson got hooked on pain killers after he took them for injuries he received in a car accident.
And no, I don't know if he was driving drunk at the time.