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(Local6) Video Video of female police officer getting smacked by drunk driver on crosswalk. Bulletproof vest saves her life   ( divider line
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22052 clicks; posted to Main » on 02 Oct 2002 at 11:15 AM (15 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2002-10-02 11:17:22 AM  
2002-10-02 11:18:26 AM  
"Bet that hurts, ma'am"

/Old Codgers
2002-10-02 11:19:40 AM  
That drunk 18 Y.O. girl should been over at my place. That way the only thing that woulda got "hit" would be her.
2002-10-02 11:20:55 AM  
hmmm, 18 years old, no license, no insurance, underage drinking, hitting a police officer while running a red light. That was smart.
2002-10-02 11:21:35 AM  
I guess they don't teach cops to look both ways before they cross the street.
2002-10-02 11:22:02 AM  
No license, no insurance, underage, and driving drunk? This is one stupid chick. She should never be able to get her license.
2002-10-02 11:22:26 AM  
"DWI by consent" - what the fizzuck is THAT?

God Bless America. Land of the DWI by consent. I'm not driving, but I get charged with a moving violation anyway.
2002-10-02 11:22:49 AM  
10:1 it gets pleaded down to jaywalking.
2002-10-02 11:22:51 AM  
Drunk drivers are the suck.
Drunk drivers with no license and no insurance are the uber-suck.
2002-10-02 11:23:01 AM  
Ahahahaha. That was great.
J/K. Stupid underaged drunk girls!
2002-10-02 11:23:26 AM  
Can some legal type explain what "DWI by consent" means, please?
2002-10-02 11:24:10 AM  
I'll say it before someone else does...

"I'd hit it."
2002-10-02 11:25:20 AM  
Charmer, I think it means the fact that someone let her drive when she was obviously drunk. Don't quote me on that, though.
2002-10-02 11:25:42 AM  
My wife hit a durnk late one night. His head came through the windshild and broke her dashboard. It was horrable. The dude hopped over a fence and ran right into the road right infront of us. A cop was right behind us and atfirst thought we lost our bumper because he didn't see the drunk either.
2002-10-02 11:25:47 AM  
DWI by consent. In essense, it means, you're liable for letting someone drunk drive your car.
2002-10-02 11:26:46 AM  
I wonder if she was "probed" for any further information while she was detained at headquarters.

People that drive after drinking or smoking the weeeeed are really, really stupid. I don't mind it if you drink/smoke, per se, but when you climb behind the wheel and endanger my family, well, then, stupid, I mind.

Aww, I oughtta...
2002-10-02 11:26:50 AM  
What a stupid cop.
2002-10-02 11:27:02 AM  
Taylon I agree with your post... They must not because that cop never looked left once while she was crossing.

I know lots of people wont look both ways when there are stop and go lights. But Police are supposed to be super observant and extremely cautious.. Maybe she just got off duty and turned her super senses off for the night.

I hope the drive has a very good lawyer...
2002-10-02 11:27:53 AM  
Most disappointing. Video. Ever.
2002-10-02 11:28:16 AM  
What the hell kind of lawyer could get someone outta ths charge? Underage drinking, no license, no insurance, and DUI.

She's farked.
2002-10-02 11:28:27 AM  
"I got hit crossing the street cus I was high...."
2002-10-02 11:28:44 AM  
neat game: it's like dodge-ball, but you play it with cars
2002-10-02 11:29:07 AM  
Holy shiat. That video looks like a movie stunt. Too bad evolution favors stupidity.
2002-10-02 11:29:17 AM  
So, if I let someone drive my car who I know is obviously intoxicated, then I am legally responsible??

Sounds about right. I'll agree to that.

Put both of their butts in the hooscow...
2002-10-02 11:29:49 AM  

Maybe she looked left and right before crossing, as one tends to do.. they only show it after she is out in the road... I.E. "wow, that car is a long way off, I have pleanty of time..."


Matlock couldn't get her outta this one, she's goin' down.
2002-10-02 11:31:26 AM  
I'm sorry, but DWI by consent is bullshiat. If you don't have a breathalyzer or the training required to administer a field sobriety test, how in the hell are you supposed to know if someone is drunk or not?

If they want to charge her with letting someone without insurance or a license drive her car (and I'm sure it's against the law), fine. But, DWI by consent?? Please...
2002-10-02 11:31:34 AM  
Im with you goober, I kept waiting for her to pass out and roll over her.

Man, that biatch has the worst luck ever. At least if she hit an ordinary joe she could have stuffed him into the windshield and drove home.
2002-10-02 11:31:37 AM  
DWI by Consent.... The chick let a person under the influence with out a DL drive her car. She probably knew that the girl was drinking and also knew she had no license, Because she is the registered owner of the vehicle she is totally responsible for who is driving there for she is at fault. It sounds better than Manslaughter by Consent....
2002-10-02 11:31:56 AM  
Here is Tennessee's law regarding DUI by consent, for an idea.

Apparently, you can be charged just as though you were operating the vehicle yourself.
2002-10-02 11:32:09 AM  
Or maybe she was focused on whatever situation she was walking towards.

Anyways, I think the girl who was DWI should be publicly executed. Maybe people will think twice before stepping behind the wheel. I mean, one person has a few drinks, starts driving, and ruins another person life and the worst charges she can get are DWI and an assault charge? Jeebus.
2002-10-02 11:32:20 AM  
Stupid biatch should never be allowed to get a license...
2002-10-02 11:33:22 AM  
2002-10-02 11:33:40 AM  
So, anyone know Randy Moss' whereabouts during this?

Just a thought...
2002-10-02 11:34:03 AM  
I repeat:

Unless you have a breathalyzer or the training required to administer a field sobriety test, you have now way of knowing if a person's drunk.

Some of my friends can drink all day long, and the only way I can tell is by the empty beer bottles on the table.

DWI by consent=bullshiat.
2002-10-02 11:34:19 AM  
She had quite a strut going on before impact, IMHO.

And why are you guys so confident you'd "hit it", she was out till 3:20 or so A.M., doesn't that indicate anything to you?
2002-10-02 11:34:21 AM  
DWI by consent is exactly that. You're consenting to somebody driving while intoxicated.

TheCharmerUnderMe and NuckleheadEd....please don't tell me you're really that stupid.
2002-10-02 11:34:23 AM  
SchlingFo. IM not sure where you live, But here they have an absolute sobriety law. If you are under the legal drinking age and you have any alcohol in your blood while you are operating a motor vehicle you are considered under the influence and you are charged, So if that lady had any idea that the girl driving her car was drinking its automatic.....
2002-10-02 11:34:49 AM  
Damn shoulda looked both ways.
2002-10-02 11:36:16 AM  
10-02-02 11:34:03 AM SchlingFo
DWI by consent=bullshiat.

So letting a drunk kid drive your car should go unpunished? You dumbshiat.
2002-10-02 11:37:02 AM  

They do have laws like that here, but a person underage isn't considered intoxicated if they have a drink. It's a separate charge, although I can't remember what it's called exactly.

Would the DWI by consent charge still come about even if the driver was over 21?
2002-10-02 11:37:23 AM  
FLA Chickie

Stupid biatch should never be allowed to get a license...

A lack of license didn't stop her in the first place. Should probably just poke her eyes out. That MIGHT stop her next time.
2002-10-02 11:38:41 AM  

Monsters of the Midday Show
2002-10-02 11:38:43 AM  

What Rocko67 said.

Also, if she was out drinking with her underaged, unlicensed, uninsured friend, then she would know she had been drinking. Then there is the fact that by body weight, if most women have 2 stiff drinks, they are legally drunk.
Bet you money she had more than 2.
2002-10-02 11:39:31 AM  
Good job looking while you cross the street.

Maybe there was something across the street she had to focus on as a cop, but when I cross the street I always keep an eye on oncoming traffic. She didn't even react or attempt to jump out of the way.

On the DWI by consent thing - if I'm drunk and I let someone else drive because I think they're sober, am I still guilty of DWIbC ?
2002-10-02 11:39:46 AM  
You're confused, Paulson. I'm all for it. If you know that person is drunk, you should be liable.

Lesson: Don't let an intoxicated person drive your car. Take a freaking cab, asshat.
2002-10-02 11:39:55 AM  
Holy crap, could that girl have done anything else wrong. Maybe had a concealed weapon without a permit or some crack in her hair.
2002-10-02 11:40:35 AM  
I can't believe some of you are blaming the cop. Even if she didn't eagle-eye the intersection, the biatch ran a red light. The cop had the light with her, and even someone who is super-vigilant probably wouldn't think that some idiot might run the light, even with a pedestrian in the street, and plow into her.

That little drunk is in big trouble.

We also have an absolute sobriety law here--if you're underage and have ANY alcohol in you, you're breaking the law.
2002-10-02 11:41:33 AM  

Once again, I don't have the training or the equipment to determine a person's level of sobriety.

If you do, more power to you.

There are a plethora of charges that can be brought against this dumbass for letting a person with no license and no insurance drive her car. But, charging her with DWI, even by consent, is ridiculous.

Here's a scenario:

You're at a party, and you're piss-drunk. Your friend offers to take your car and drive you home. You know he's had a few, but you're in no state to determine whether or not he's sober. He gets pulled and gets a DWI on the way home. Are you saying that you'd deserve a DWI by consent??
2002-10-02 11:41:33 AM  
Sorry, TheCharmerUnderMe, I see your post now. Please accept my apologies.

SchlingFo and NuckleheadEd are the real idiots here.
2002-10-02 11:43:07 AM  
SchlingFo: I don't care how much a person has had to drink...if they've had any, they are not capable of driving.
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