Patrick Hoover (left) shakes hands with a Montgomery County sheriff's officer on his way out of Maryland Circuit Court in Rockville on Thursday after the sentencing hearing for the driver in a May 15 crash that killed Mr. Hoover's son John, 20, and two other young people. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

Patrick Hoover (left) shakes hands with a Montgomery County sheriff's officer on his way out of Maryland Circuit Court in Rockville on Thursday after the sentencing hearing for the driver in a May 15 crash that killed Mr. Hoover's son John, 20, and two other young people. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)