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Old 12-09-06, 11:42 PM   #1
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Did Anyone See COPS Tonight ?

So the police get a call that a vehicle had struck a bicyclist on a highway. The police show up and see a women standing on the road and her vehicle about 15 feet off the road in some trees. They ask the lady what happened (lady barely speaks english) and the lady says that she just didnt steer properly and drove off the road. The police officer says that they recieved a call that the vehicle had struck a bicyclist and the lady says "no, i just didnt steer properly and i went off the road a little bit". At this point the police are convinced the witness caller was mistaken and the poor lady had just driven off the road accidentaly. The police were just about to let her go when out of the woods this 14 yr kid stumbles onto the road bleeding profusly and stagering. Another cop runs over to him and the kid is so confused he doesnt even know what is happening. The officer then looks into the woods and spots a mangled bicycle and the tennis shoes that the kid had been knocked out of. At this point the cops actually LOOK at the womens car and see the front end has entensive damage and the windshield is smashed with blood on it. The police then ask the lady driver if she hit the bicyclist and she said "oh, i wasnt sure if it hit him or not" !!!!!!

I have alot of experience with cars and hitting deer and I can tell you for a FACT that if you strike something that weights 125 lbs with your car, causing that much damage you DAMN WELL know you hit something. At NO POINT when the police were questioning this lady (a kid lay seriously wounded in the woods) did she EVEr say "oh, i might have hit something".

To top it all of they only cited her for "failure to maintain lane" which is a common traffic ticket. Personally, I think she deserves a few years in jail.
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Old 12-10-06, 12:10 AM   #2
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That one is a repeat. There is an old thread somewhere, if it was not lost by the server. When I saw it, I was more annoyed with the cops being too lazy to walk a few yards down the road to make sure no one was in the ditch bleeding to death.
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Old 12-10-06, 02:17 AM   #3
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Yeah, I saw that one before. The driver is either a total liar, or shouldn't have a license (or both).

I also thought the LEOs were a bit lackadazical for a hit and run call.
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It would not have mattered if the person in the ditch was the Pope, police officer or President of the United states, the results would have been the same. A $50.00 traffic ticket.
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Old 12-10-06, 07:54 AM   #5
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It would not have mattered if the person in the ditch was the Pope, police officer or President of the United states, the results would have been the same. A $50.00 traffic ticket.
Oh I am willing to bet they would have gone just a bit harder on someone hitting one of their own.
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Old 12-10-06, 08:02 AM   #6
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Oh I am willing to bet they would have gone just a bit harder on someone hitting one of their own.
Yes, because it would improve ratings, they would have shot the guy repeatedly with a high caliber hand gun and claimed self defence. And ratings for the week would have soared....
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Old 12-10-06, 12:32 PM   #7
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the lady was obvisouly lying and she should be prosecuted. she was operating her car in a reckless manner. if a person is target shooting and one of their bullets sails across town and kills someone then they are prosecuted. they dont get a "littering ticket"
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One thing i've learned from Cops is that mexicains sure can run.

And no fence can stand in their way.
One thing I've learned is that the cops always catch whoever they are running after. It could be a big fat cop with a wooden leg but they always run down the bad guys.
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the lady was obvisouly lying and she should be prosecuted. she was operating her car in a reckless manner. if a person is target shooting and one of their bullets sails across town and kills someone then they are prosecuted. they dont get a "littering ticket"
The sad thing is that what most drivers may be charged with usually carries a low fine, perhaps $250 or so for that "illegal lane use," while a charge of littering carries a fine of $1000. So perhaps charging an errant motorist, for littering, in this case, would be more of a penalty. Strange world, eh?
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Oh I am willing to bet they would have gone just a bit harder on someone hitting one of their own.
Don't be so sure of that. Recently, here in DC, a cop was killed by a distracted motorist. The cop was standing in an intersection (M and Wisconscin) directing stop-and-go rush hour traffic. A motorist ran him over during a left turn.

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One thing I've learned is that the cops always catch whoever they are running after. It could be a big fat cop with a wooden leg but they always run down the bad guys.
Yeah, it's tough to outrun a Motorola.
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Yeah, it's tough to outrun a Motorola.
More likely they just don't put the ones where the bad guys get away on TV.
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Yeah, it's tough to outrun a Motorola.
Depending on city, its tough to outrun a radio... and tougher to outrun a Rottie.
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