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Lightfoot3 Jan 2, 8:42 a.m.
A man's got to know his limitations. This deputy didn't. :) Glad he's okay.
btneast Dec 31, 4:59 p.m.
Nice. A $30,000 patrol car destroyed at taxpayers' expense, pedestrians and motorists unnecessarily put at risk,
How about all the other drivers on 501, where the car was spotted in excess of 85mph and driving erratically? Were they not at risk? Close to 11,000 people were killed in 2009 in speed related accidents, and its on the rise dramatically. Look it up, I just did. Most people think speeding is no big deal, and that LEO's view tickets as an income generator.....but it really is a BIG factor in highway safety......yours and my safety.....
btneast Dec 31, 4:49 p.m.
zoom in the dash cam get the tag and write the owner the ticket and meet him at his home. If you can't get the tag, forget it.
Then the "owner" claims it was stolen or borrowed by someone else. Any halfway competent defense lawyer can get anyone off in that situation. Speeder/offender has to be caught/arrested by the pursuing officer, because he has to testify in court that this was the person driving "at the time" .
btneast Dec 31, 4:44 p.m.
With modern radio communication and the car's description and license plate number known, there was NO REASON for a chase.
That only works in the movies.
hondaboys Dec 31, 4:19 p.m.
Badexample, VERY RIGHT !
hondaboys Dec 31, 4:17 p.m.
A officer should be only allowed to chase a car at a speed 15 mph over the posted speed limit, zoom in the dash cam get the tag and write the owner the ticket and meet him at his home. If you can't get the tag, forget it. Not just go crazy and go 100mph in a 35mph. I have seen them chase a bike at over 100mph. NOT SAFE FOR ANYONE, biker, police or the public. He will only get a ticket and they will kick it out of court. Is it worth all of this ????
leo-nc Dec 31, 3:16 p.m.
Badexample, get out there and do it yourself. You can have all the radio communications you want, and you can even have a tag but what you don't have is a driver, a possible murderer in your custody or police offices always perfectly positioned to make it work every time in your little dreamland.
mlodata Dec 31, 2:41 p.m.
Hope they nail those punks
Badexample Dec 31, 2:00 p.m.
Nice. A $30,000 patrol car destroyed at taxpayers' expense, pedestrians and motorists unnecessarily put at risk, and nobody apprehended. With modern radio communication and the car's description and license plate number known, there was NO REASON for a chase. Cowboys.
justcommonsense Dec 31, 1:53 p.m.
He hit the car from behind because THEY spotted the blue lights ahead and slammed on the brakes. They were in front of the deputy, thus THEY would have been the ones who MAY have hit the other officers.
THEY initiated the whole fiasco by the speed and erratic driving. Why didn't THEY stop when the blue lights first came up behind them? Why did THEY decided to continue on into congested traffice (and yes, Duke street is busy during the day) at high speeds?
Because they were running from something prior to any persuit.
iron fist Dec 31, 1:37 p.m.
He hit the car from behind if you hit someone behind you are at fault for following to close. If he hadn't hit the car he may have hit the other officers putting down the stop sticks. High speed chases should be stopped. Never a happy ending to a high speed chase
justcommonsense Dec 31, 1:23 p.m.
The Deputy was not off duty... the speeder was spotted and reported by an off-duty detective.
Those that complain about the high speed chases are the same ones that would complain if LEO's did nothing. When someone is driving at such a high speed on roads other than interstates and driving erratically, you can almost be sure there is something else is going on. You know the old saying "drive it like you stole it?"
Published: 2008-01-11 14:37:00
Updated: 2010-06-21 13:53:03