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Special Assignment Update: Jack Bailey back in court for 4th DUI arrest

News 12 at 11 o'clock, November 23, 2009

NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.--- We want to update you on a News 12 Special Assignment from earlier this month.

A family in Waynesboro is calling for justice after their father's death. 7 years ago, their father, Doug Ide, was hit and killed by a man driving with drugs in his system.

The driver, William Jack Bailey, was released on probation earlier this year and just weeks later was re-arrested for driving under the influence.

Turns out it was his 4th DUI arrest. Monday night a Wadley judge ordered Bailey be placed on an ankle monitor. That monitor will check his sweat every 30 minutes for any trace of alcohol.

The Ide family calls it a step in the right direction.

The next court hearing is scheduled for January. The judge says Jack Bailey and his attorney have requested a jury trial in state court.


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  • by wboro Location: wbor on Dec 4, 2009 at 05:25 AM
    Question for "concerned citizen"... Being mr ide was drinkin and driving too....what if jack was the one that got killed....would you still be actin the same way???? THINK NOT!!!!! and i agree with the MOTHER...KEEP IT IN THE COURT ROOM!!
  • by Citizen Location: Burke on Nov 30, 2009 at 01:29 PM
    I just have one question for everyone. Why is everyone getting all bent out of shape? If you aren't Jack then how does any of this concern you? Why doesnt everyone just stop the personal attacks. And what happened on Facebook happened. Newsflash: this is wrdw not facebook.
  • by to shannon on Nov 29, 2009 at 06:10 AM
    I haven't heard anyone make any excuses for Jack's DUI, nor have I heard anyone condone Jack's behavior. The complaint it HOW the Ide's have handled it. Also, according to your information, there are many other people the Ide's could be after if this were really about changing the laws, justice, or drinking and driving.
  • by To Anonymous on Nov 27, 2009 at 07:16 AM
    First off how are you to judge if someone is godly or not? Last time I checked you are not god. So before you start pointing fingers make sure your hands are clean.
  • by shannon Location: s augusta on Nov 26, 2009 at 01:08 PM
    1st offence DUI 2500 dollars 30 days in jail 2nd offence DUI 5000 dollars 1 yr in jail 3rd offence DUI 10000 dollars 5 yrs in jail 4th offence DUI Zero dollars and life in prison Judges should have no leeway in sentencing and all sentences should be mandatory. All serial killers combined don't kill this many people, but yet the nation is not yet outraged. We have come to accept it as a part of life. You might accept it, but I don't. I have reported many DUI drivers many leading to convictions. All it takes is a quick call to save someones life. Stop making excuses for people's behavior.
  • by Anonymous on Nov 25, 2009 at 09:12 PM
    For the Ide's to supposedly be such God loving people, how can they walk around with so much hate in their heart for MR. Bailey? If they truly were such God loving people, seems like they would have reached out to Mr. Bailey within these last 7 years rather than tried to destroy him.
  • by Anonymous on Nov 25, 2009 at 09:05 PM
    For the Ide's, first it was about drinking and driving, but that didn't work out so well when it was Mr. Ide drinking, driving, and running the stop sign that morning. Then it was JUSTICE, but the Ide's have yet to tell us what justice they are wanting. Next, it was CHANGE, but no nothing there either. So, Ide's, NOW is your chance. Tell us what it is you want out of Mr. Bailey.Don't coward behind facebook, forums, and Channel 12 any longer. Tell us what will make you happy so that you can go on with your life. Let's hear it after 7 years. If you want Mr. Bailey to rot in Hell, say it.If you want Mr. Bailey to serve a jail sentence, say it. He can get behind the millions who have committed offenses that should have received a jail sentence but didn't.The justice system in this country in not perfect, but it is the best considering other options. If you want third world justice, then you're living in the wrong country.
  • by anon Location: W'boro on Nov 25, 2009 at 08:49 PM
    To "Concerned Citizen" 1.Jack was not in court because of an emergency appendicitis, not because he didn't care. Call MCG! Another fact the Ide's don't want you to know. 2. You are apparently friends with the Ide's because you are too blind to see that what they've done for 7 years does amount to harassment 3. If the Ide's weren't satisfied with community service, they should have complained to the Judge THEN! They should have fought to have him removed from the bench 4. The Ide's HAVE mentioned his family and his child on facebook. 5. You are the Lowest of the Low for critizing a mother trying to protect her child who cannot help what her father does and is truly an innocent victim in all of this. PS. "To Anon" this is not Monika, Jack, nor family, nor a dear friend, just someone who is tired of the Ide's whining after 7 years when they have done nothing to make a difference. To "In response to Anon" everyone can start posting their name when you go first!
  • by Kim on Nov 25, 2009 at 03:54 PM
    Concerned Citizen, you are now questioning my concern for my daughter???? YOU might want to be careful about that! You tell me I might want to think about it before I start blasting the fact that it's coming down on his daughter. I don't have to think about it. I am living with it...afraid of what she might see when she turns on the TV or what her friends might read on facebook. You don't think that affects a child? Obviously your ability to see clearly has been affected by your hate. AS far as me not "letting this fall into his daughter's lap," I do everything I possibly can to keep this from affecting her. The Ides threw this in her lap when they chose to start this public crusade. Since you are obviously unaware of the comments they made regarding Jack and his daughter on facebook, you don't need to tell me that these conversations have not once mentioned his family. How dare you attack me for trying to protect my child!!!
  • by Concerned Citizen on Nov 25, 2009 at 12:58 PM
    This is NO way reflects upon his daughter... no person or MOTHER in their right ming would let this fall into his daughter's lap. All of these discussions have not once mention his parenthood or his family. So for you Concerned MOTHER... why don't you think about it before you start blasting the fact that it's coming down on his daughter. Don't you think all the other things he does effects his family in different ways? You need to be careful calling yourself a concerned parent.... b/c who knows your child may be the one involved in an accident when someone like Mr. Bailey decides to wonder down the road after a night of "fun".
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