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Sweetgrl3 Nov 28, 11:10 a.m.
I know some folks who knows this guy, he was drinking but he laid there long enough for the content to decrease therefore he probably won't be charged.
jjsmith1973 Nov 27, 12:19 p.m.
Well, that is a far cry from your original post claiming he must have been drunk. He probably wasn't wearing his seat belt. Although, can't be 100 percent about that either but at least that would make more sense and easier to try to prove than all the other claims when the police themselves say they are unsure of what happened.
Scubagirl Nov 26, 6:06 p.m.
AT THE VERY LEAST he was NOT wearing a seatbelt!
jjsmith1973 Nov 26, 4:52 p.m.
Just wondering if anyone here thinks a accident can occur without alcohol because most do occur without. You ever think that he may of swerved to prevent hitting a deer, or feel asleep or any other thing than drinking? Frankly, u people have no issues with convicting a citizen but if it is an officer mos. On here scream about how we don't know what really happened. Guess it is true want to break the law in this state become a cop. Have an accident as a citizen get a fine or go to jail
hussie42000 Nov 26, 4:42 p.m.
what would you like the trooper charged with?
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numerous witnesses reported he was speeding. the limit is reportedly 25 mph in the area. careless & reckless springs to mind. What a pedestrian is never suppose to cross a highway?? if the trooper was operating in unsafe manner he should be charged.
piene2 Nov 26, 4:01 p.m.
"If you don't like cops, the next time you're in trouble why don't you just try calling a hippie? LOL
I would feel a lot safer with a hippie than with a cop. Hippies have a much better reputation for honesty and humanity than cops do.
JDAmbrosio Nov 26, 3:05 p.m.
He's probably guilty of a DWI, but hey, he probably slept enough of it off. I hope he makes a full recovery; he is very lucky, but I hope he takes this as the wake-up call it should be.
mike honcho Nov 26, 3:02 p.m.
hussie42000- As I recall that crash the pedestrian was crossing the highway, I failed to read the part of the trooper driving on the sidewalk.....highways are for vehicles and sidewalks are for pedestrians, what would you like the trooper charged with?
mike honcho Nov 26, 2:59 p.m.
vter53- Vehicles dont majically leave the roadway, I dont recall rain or snow or any other weather event that could've caused this crash. Truth be known, he was drunk and speeding and one thing we DO know for sure he wasnt wearing a seatbelt, because properly belt drivers do not get ejected from vehilces.
depending on the blood tests from the hospital, he still may be charged with DWI. Be thankful he didnt kill you or someone you love.
vter53 Nov 26, 2:09 p.m.
Troopers said they don't know what happened because Truelove doesn't remember exactly when or how the car overturned.
They don't know what happened but he was cited for reckless driving. This just goes to show that they are all about writing tickets regardless of the reason. This is not what law enforcement is supposed to be about. The justice system in this state or country for that matter is broken and needs to be fixed now.
luxurytravel Nov 26, 2:02 p.m.
Another DUI out of Millbrook High School. Just glad another life was not lost here.
hussie42000 Nov 26, 1:55 p.m.
interesting.....this man was charged almost immediately, but better than 1/2 month later I have not heard of any charges being filed in the case where a shp trooper hit and KILLED a pedestrian in Salemburg. can we say lopsided enforcement????
Sweetgrl3 Nov 26, 12:55 p.m.
I think they are waiting on results from the blood alcohol test. More will come out.
jlh4jdj Nov 26, 12:50 p.m.
I actually like most of the LEOs that I know. I don't like the fact that none can tell me why they give tickets in cases like this. This happened to a buddy of mine. He hurt only himself and his truck. He does not drink and is a straight arrow just over corrected. Still charged and of course thrown out of court as long as they got the court cost! That's the reason why it's wrote even if they won't say.
OneLove Nov 26, 12:22 p.m.
plead not guilty, dude. for real.....they even SAY THEY DON'T KNOW what happened. smh.
dwntwnboy Nov 26, 12:17 p.m.
"This is a perfect example of cop mentality. The cops have no idea how the accident happened but they are charging the driver anyway"- or MAYBE- they are using the trainging they have been given (at OUR expense) and looked at the evidence on the ground- skid marks, tire tracks etc to try and determine speed and other factors that might have played into this. If the driver was thrown from the car- at the VERY least, they should get a ticket for no seatbelt. That area is called "dead man's curve" for a reason.
FromClayton Nov 26, 12:11 p.m.
anyone else think this is strange? I mean if he was drinking or texting or whatever then of course charge him. but the article says the cops dont know what happend, but they are going to charge him anyway. I can think of a few reasons why your car would end up at the bottom of a ditch through no fault of your own (It is deer-jumping-in-front-of-car season, after all)
VickLo Nov 26, 11:31 a.m.
If a cop is involved, somebody MUST pay. If it isn't obvious make something up. The accused will still dump a pile of money into the system in order to get the case thrown out.
Shadow666 Nov 26, 11:23 a.m.
"This is a perfect example of cop mentality. The cops have no idea how the accident happened but they are charging the driver anyway."
It's called filling the coffers, or to put it more simply, just another tax you have to pay. There's no real reason to charge him, there's no "justice" being served here...the justice system is now the justice industry, and the only way to keep it going is finding new "clients" by any means possible.
jenjengirl89 Nov 26, 11:21 a.m.
If you don't like cops, the next time you're in trouble why don't you just try calling a hippie? LOL
piene2 Nov 26, 10:49 a.m.
"Uhm, Careless and reckless is what they charge with when they don't have enough evidence to convict on a DWI. Such as, in cases where a lot of time has passed (overnight) and the body had already metabolized the blood alchohol content that would have shown upon testing.
I guess he should be grateful that they did not go into his hospital room and beat a confession out of him.
jenjengirl89 Nov 26, 10:23 a.m.
Careless and reckless is what they charge with when they don't have enough evidence to convict on a DWI. Such as, in cases where a lot of time has passed (overnight) and the body had already metabolized the blood alchohol content that would have shown upon testing.
pipcolt Nov 26, 9:49 a.m.
Maybe this person swerved to keep from hitting an animal or maybe a person walking in the middle of the road or perhaps a car crossed the center line and ran him off the road or he could have been drunk. Either way the police have no grounds to charge him with c&r because they do not know how it happened. It's just some officer trying to be judge and jury and charge this man with something that will be thrown out of court for lack of evidence.
piene2 Nov 26, 9:40 a.m.
"Man hurt in roll-over crash charged with reckless driving"
"Troopers said they don't know what happened because Truelove doesn't remember exactly when or how the car overturned."
This is a perfect example of cop mentality. The cops have no idea how the accident happened but they are charging the driver anyway. For all they know the driver could have swerved to avoid running down some drunk wandering on the roadway but that does not matter to the cops.
Scubagirl Nov 26, 9:31 a.m.
He is very lucky to be alive and additionally lucky that his poor judgement and driving didn't hurt someone else. He should ABSOLUTELY be charged.
dwntwnboy Nov 26, 9:13 a.m.
This area of that road is notorious for accidents- usually deadly. To have that accident on that night, with the weather what it was- he was driving faster than he should have. He's lucky to be alive at all.
jjsmith1973 Nov 26, 8:49 a.m.
Everyone learn, that in this state there is no accidents. Even if you are dying at the hospital, didn't hurt anyone but yourself. You will be charged with something. It isn't good enough that you almost died weather it was your mistake or not. What is the point of charging this man? I would think almost dying is punishment enough considering he didn't hurt anyone. They always have to charge a person with something it must be a rule. That is just sad.
Published: 2008-01-11 14:37:00
Updated: 2010-06-21 13:53:03