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(Minneapolis Star Tribune)   Man arrested for doing 80 in a 25. In the wrong lane. While texting. Alcohol may have been a factor   (startribune.com ) divider line
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2008-08-05 07:30:25 AM  
let's get this straight, was he 80 years old going 25 in the fast lane?
 
2008-08-05 07:31:11 AM  
His text message was, "I only had two beers."
 
2008-08-05 07:32:19 AM  
80 in a 25? Jeebus.
 
2008-08-05 07:32:25 AM  
with his left turn signal on
 
2008-08-05 07:36:21 AM  

Antilope: His text message was, "I only had two beers."


"... in the past five minute."
 
2008-08-05 07:37:15 AM  
lolz i m goin so fast rite now

brb po po
 
2008-08-05 07:38:39 AM  

Cynical 0: lolz i m goin so fast rite now

brb po po


Winnar
 
2008-08-05 07:38:45 AM  
He was doing -55?
 
2008-08-05 07:49:15 AM  
I'm gonna go with just the texting and no alky. Some people drive crazier than a drunk while they're doing that shiat.
 
2008-08-05 07:51:36 AM  
Doing 80 in a 25? Or doing 80 while 25?

I don't see anything in TFA about a 25 mph speed limit.
 
2008-08-05 07:51:50 AM  
Wow a dumbass trifecta hole in one .
 
2008-08-05 07:52:46 AM  
Good thing he wasn't smoking.
 
2008-08-05 07:56:42 AM  
I hate cell phones and I hate people who talk on them or worse, text message on them while operating a motor vehicle- fu%^&**idiots. Seriously, My wife and I were rear ended a week ago by some asshat talking on one. I will sue you.
Get off my FARKIN' LAWN!
 
2008-08-05 07:58:43 AM  
farm1.static.flickr.com

cnt tlk rht nw, fnshin my beer.
 
2008-08-05 08:06:00 AM  
People who do stuff like this should be publicly executed, as an example to others.

Murderers? Rapists? Let 'em rot in a dungeon for 50 years. Save the death penalty for worthwhile causes.
 
2008-08-05 08:07:18 AM  
Writen by LORA PABST
Bad beer anyone?
 
2008-08-05 08:21:44 AM  
DWB?
 
2008-08-05 08:22:50 AM  
Subby: Alcohol Aristocracy may have been a factor.

FTFY
 
2008-08-05 08:24:54 AM  

aw c'mon: I hate cell phones and I hate people who talk on them or worse, text message on them while operating a motor vehicle- fu%^&**idiots. Seriously, My wife and I were rear ended a week ago by some asshat talking on one. I will sue you.
Get off my FARKIN' LAWN!


No protocol was established for their use
You shouldnt' need to be told
Sad
I'm off yer lawn
 
2008-08-05 08:38:19 AM  

aw c'mon: I My wife and I were rear ended a week ago by some asshat


kinky
 
2008-08-05 08:43:09 AM  

Shakespeare's Monkey: cnt tlk rht nw, fnshin my beer.


*masturbates furiously*
 
2008-08-05 08:56:49 AM  

Nick Nostril: 80 in a 25? Jeebus.


Subby got the facts wrong. That stretch of 371 is 55 mph, IIRC. The driver's age was 25.

/ has relations up that way and drives 371 once every year or so
// either way, FAIL for the driver
/// especially since new TWD (texting while driving) law went into effect a couple days earlier.
 
2008-08-05 08:57:50 AM  
aw c'mon 2008-08-05 07:56:42 AM
I hate cell phones and I hate people who talk on them or worse, text message on them while operating a motor vehicle- fu%^&**idiots. Seriously, My wife and I were rear ended a week ago by some asshat talking on one. I will sue you.
Get off my FARKIN' LAWN!

I'm reading this on my blackberry while driving so I'm getting a kick...
 
2008-08-05 08:58:17 AM  
"Man arrested for doing 80 in a 25. In the wrong lane. While texting. AlcoholMeth may have been a factor

FTFY
 
2008-08-05 09:08:13 AM  
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fDlYSPVro0Q

Kill this with fire.
 
2008-08-05 09:10:38 AM  
Yeah, even if it was a residential street and not HIGHWAY 371, the speed limit woulda been 30, not 25. The cheesehats next door, they do 25 in town, not us.

/walker, fergus falls, waiting for elusive outstate
Minnesota trifecta

//bonus points if it's on the highway
 
2008-08-05 09:20:54 AM  

HoboSong: He was doing -55?


No, he can't drive 55.
 
2008-08-05 09:26:34 AM  
Subby here. When I submitted the article last night it said that the driver was in a 25 zone. The article also didn't specify which road it happened on.

It looks like the article has been updated multiple times since then.
 
2008-08-05 09:50:16 AM  

Raging Thespian: HoboSong: He was doing -55?

No, he can't drive 55.


He's a wild man.
 
2008-08-05 09:55:44 AM  
And he was probably belligerent about it.
 
2008-08-05 10:18:36 AM  

BigSnatch: Subby here. When I submitted the article last night it said that the driver was in a 25 zone. The article also didn't specify which road it happened on.

It looks like the article has been updated multiple times since then.


img122.imageshack.us

Tell me moooore!

/nothing to contribute, just wanted to use the image
 
2008-08-05 10:24:40 AM  
AJCrowley: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fDlYSPVro0Q

Kill this with fire.


The mother, the texting crotchfruit, dr. phil, or all of the above?
 
2008-08-05 10:51:47 AM  
That's alright.

He knew he wasn't going to get in an accident.

/doesn't everyone?
 
2008-08-05 11:02:41 AM  
I wonder if he posted it on his myspace, since he doesn't drink or use drugs.


/DNRTA
 
2008-08-05 11:11:28 AM  
These people should be shot on site when caught by the police. A few weeks ago I was in a traffic backup in I95 between DC and Fredericksburg. As local Farkers know, they tend to be great fun. This arse in front of me was texting away while the cars ahead of him were pulling away. He was quite oblivious as cars from the other 2 lanes jumped into the open space he left for them. My horn was a poor substitute for phaser banks, let me tell you....
 
2008-08-05 11:19:18 AM  
I love this comment:

The reason he was arrested was because he was drunk, not because he was texting at 100 mph. Just another story that misleads its readers.

Because driving while drunk is SOOOO much better than driving while texting.
 
2008-08-05 11:24:36 AM  
Lee451 2008-08-05 11:11:28 AM
These people should be shot on site when caught by the police. A few weeks ago I was in a traffic backup in I95 between DC and Fredericksburg. As local Farkers know, they tend to be great fun. This arse in front of me was texting away while the cars ahead of him were pulling away. He was quite oblivious as cars from the other 2 lanes jumped into the open space he left for them. My horn was a poor substitute for phaser banks, let me tell you....


I used to have the idea that I would buy a couple of paintball guns and mount them on my fenders, and have some kind of hydraulic targeting system mounted inside on the passenger side of the dashboard, so that my gunner, er, passenger, could plaster paintballs on the cars of those who did not obey traffic laws. That was years ago, but now I see the need for such a system has grown!
 
2008-08-05 11:39:05 AM  

Cynical 0: lolz i m goin so fast rite now

brb po po


We have a winner.
 
2008-08-05 12:02:07 PM  
img1.fark.net ?

/DNRTA
 
2008-08-05 01:43:28 PM  
Texting, drunk and doing 80 mph in the wrong lane is no way to go through life, son
 
2008-08-05 02:23:39 PM  

Norman Greenbaum: Lee451 2008-08-05 11:11:28 AM
These people should be shot on site when caught by the police. A few weeks ago I was in a traffic backup in I95 between DC and Fredericksburg. As local Farkers know, they tend to be great fun. This arse in front of me was texting away while the cars ahead of him were pulling away. He was quite oblivious as cars from the other 2 lanes jumped into the open space he left for them. My horn was a poor substitute for phaser banks, let me tell you....

I used to have the idea that I would buy a couple of paintball guns and mount them on my fenders, and have some kind of hydraulic targeting system mounted inside on the passenger side of the dashboard, so that my gunner, er, passenger, could plaster paintballs on the cars of those who did not obey traffic laws. That was years ago, but now I see the need for such a system has grown!



Your newsletter...I wish to subscribe to it.
 
2008-08-06 12:05:54 AM  
I don't see the problem, other than the guy was texting while driving, which should be a crime punishable by torture, then death, then more torture.
 
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