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Man charged in fatal wreck had previous speeding violations

Posted December 4, 2009

— The sister of a Raleigh nurse who was killed Wednesday night in a head-on collision expressed outrage Friday that the man charged in her death was released on bond.

Aleksey Glazunov, 24, of 3521 Piedmont Drive, was charged with misdemeanor death by motor vehicle and aggressive driving in the wreck that killed Teresa Bagley Weintraub.

Teresa Weintraub, killed in Raleigh wreck Victim's sister upset over bond given to suspect

Police said Glazunov was passing another vehicle on Skycrest Drive when he lost control and slammed head-on into Weintraub's car near the Brentwood Road intersection.

Weintraub, 57, was on her way to work at Duke Raleigh Hospital when she died, police said.

"I love my sister with all my heart. She was my friend. I don't know what I'm going to do without her. We love her. She will be truly missed," Cathy Hogg said. "She loves the Lord with all her heart, and I know she's in heaven. That's a blessing."

Glazunov apologized Friday to Weintraub's family, but declined to discuss the case further.

Copies of Glazunov's arrest record obtained by WRAL News show a history of speeding violations. The temporary tag on his vehicle was issued the day of the accident.

Still, he was released after posting a $2,000 bond.

"Justice needs to be done. You can't just go out there and drive reckless on the road and kill somebody's family member," Hogg said.

Glazunov could face up to five months in jail if convicted in the case. Before legislators toughened the penalty for a misdemeanor death by motor vehicle conviction this summer, the charge carried a maximum of four months behind bars.

Wake County District Judge Jane Gray said no amount of jail time would ever satisfy the family of a victim.

Glazunov's trial is set for Dec. 21.


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  • Bendal1 Dec 7, 2009

    I don't see this necessarily as a speeding incident, but a reckless driving issue. Skycrest in that area is only one lane each direction, and there are lots of hills that reduce visibility. Speed limit is 35mph. No one should be passing anyone on that road; that's why there's a yellow solid line throughout the route.

  • FE Dec 4, 2009

    C'mon Rev and others. The guy is not "getting off" but is being released on bond. (Guess this means I'll be "iggy'ed" ??)

    It is terrible what happened to the woman who was killed, but please let the justice system work. I'm surprised the usual "he is still innocent crowd" hasn't been on board.

    And once more - I'm in NO way defending or supporting the guy - but mainly our legal system against folks with hothead and/or irrational ideas.

  • dwntwnboy Dec 4, 2009

    They release LOTS fo people on bond before trial. We can't keep everyone locked up until trial. The jails are already filled to overflowing and they need the cells for the dangerous predators. I'm sure they will throw the book at him, but it was an accident- they happen and sometimes people get hurt or killed. Feel sorry for the family, but holding this guy til trial won't do any good, he would be released as soon as the trial is over because he would have served more time waiting for trial than he would have gotten in court.

  • Lady Justice Dec 4, 2009

    "He seems like a flight risk, also."

    What makes you say that? I did not read anything that made me think this.

    As for WRAL's "investigative" reporting of previous speeding violations, it would have been nice to know if they were for speeding way over the speed limit, or just a little. It makes a big difference to me. I do not know of many people who do not speed from time-to-time, they just don't get caught. I will reserve my opinion on whether he should be out on bond when I know more about his "history."

    For the family, I am deeply sorry for your loss.

  • whyalltheproblems Dec 4, 2009

    this is such a sad story. for those of you who speed, I hope that you learn from this. Had this person not been speeding, chances are very good he would not have lost control of his car. I only go 5 miles over the limit and it ticks me off when people go flying by me. I have done some really stupid things before, but have learned my lesson. I hope that this story helps peole realize that life is fragile and that it can turn in an instant.

  • apexgirl11 Dec 4, 2009

    cq2627 said: "Hey 27615. STOP SPEEDING! The next victim might be my sister or son or father or - let us hope - one of your own."

    cq2627, that "let us hope" is really uncalled for. You shouldn't hope ANYONE is a victim of something terrible. That just hit me really hard.

  • Suasponte Dec 4, 2009

    Wow, a whole extra month in jail watching TV. You sure have me scared NC Legislature. What next? Going to take away my comic books? My sympathy to the family for their loss.

  • 27615 Dec 4, 2009

    "previous speeding violations"

    It wasn't the speeding that did it, it was the reckless driving!!! I speed safely around town and I've got a few tickets in my life but it can be done responsibly!

  • didisaythat Dec 4, 2009

    I understand she is upset and wants to see the person responsible punished, but that comes after he is found guilty or pleads guilty. Jail is not for punishment, it is there to make sure a person comes to court or if a danger, for safety. He is not a danger in the way jail is ment for. Every person is given an opportunity to bond out (except for 1st degree murder). I am not saying he shouldn't be punished but to make it look like the judicial system is lax for letting him out is not correct.

  • Adelinthe Dec 4, 2009

    "Copies of Glazunov's arrest record obtained by WRAL News show a history of speeding violations. The temporary tag on his vehicle was issued the day of the accident. Still, he was released after posting a $2,000 bond."

    What a sham the justice system in Wake County is.

    They should just close up the doors and do nothing, cause nothing is what they're doing anyway.

    Praying for this lady's loved ones and friends.

    God bless.