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(WTOP)   Police pull a county councilwoman over for doing 105 in a 55 mph zone after police chase. I know what you're thinking, but no worries -- they gave her an extremely stern warning and a $90 ticket for a reckless lane change   (wtop.com) divider line 54
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2012-02-29 10:20:05 AM
One rule for those in power, one rule for the rest of us.

/I know this shocks you
 
Pud [TotalFark]
2012-02-29 11:05:45 AM
You just need to understand that some animals are more equal than others.
 
2012-02-29 12:02:34 PM
I was once stopped for doing 125 in a 55.

Unlike her, I wasn't on a major highway in in the middle of a busy city, but on a god forsaken stretch of Arizona back road that was completely deserted (well, except for the cop that was coming the opposite direction). As he passed, I pulled over before he'd even flipped on his lights.

I was exceptionally polite and remorseful and the officer was kind enough to write the ticket for 79mph.

/ I still had to pay $50 and pick up the garbage in the snow.
// CSB
 
2012-02-29 12:07:37 PM
static5.businessinsider.com

/approves
 
2012-02-29 12:09:54 PM
Pud
You just need to understand that some animals are more equal than others.

I think we're done here.
 
2012-02-29 12:10:32 PM
Black? Driving recklessly? Belligerent to the police that pulled you over? She's lucky she wasn't the victim of an "isolated.incident" involving tasing her to death.
 
2012-02-29 12:10:33 PM
ABC 7 reports she led officers off the Beltway and through two traffic lights before stopping, when she was reportedly belligerent to police.
Why does that not surprise me?
www.wtop.com
 
2012-02-29 12:10:44 PM
Porsche? Benz? Bimmer, perhaps?
Nope. "County-issued Ford Edge." (new window)
 
2012-02-29 12:12:23 PM

Eddie Adams from Torrance: I was once stopped for doing 125 in a 55.


I once did 100 past a cop and didn't get a second look.

/I miss the Montanabahn
 
2012-02-29 12:12:53 PM
I don't know which makes me prouder - my county council or my police department...
 
2012-02-29 12:14:04 PM

Eddie Adams from Torrance: I was once stopped for doing 125 in a 55.

Unlike her, I wasn't on a major highway in in the middle of a busy city, but on a god forsaken stretch of Arizona back road that was completely deserted (well, except for the cop that was coming the opposite direction). As he passed, I pulled over before he'd even flipped on his lights.

I was exceptionally polite and remorseful and the officer was kind enough to write the ticket for 79mph.

/ I still had to pay $50 and pick up the garbage in the snow.
// CSB


At least he didn't write your speed as "Ludicrous".
 
2012-02-29 12:15:48 PM
wow, she really is attractive and successful
 
2012-02-29 12:17:45 PM
stopped for going 105 mph in a 55 mph zone, recklessly changing lanes... led officers off the Beltway and through two traffic lights before stopping, when she was reportedly belligerent to police.

Um...how on Earth is she not in jail? Who gives a damn if she's a councilwoman...she's an idiot and deserves to be treated like everyone else.
 
2012-02-29 12:18:02 PM
cig-mkr
ABC 7 reports she led officers off the Beltway and through two traffic lights before stopping, when she was reportedly belligerent to police.
Why does that not surprise me?


Her picture makes you think she'd be belligerent? Why?

/it's because she's attractive and successful, isn't it?
 
2012-02-29 12:19:04 PM
She probably showed them this instead of her driver's license:

i273.photobucket.com
 
2012-02-29 12:19:26 PM
Did she say, "Do you know who I am?"

Cause that always works.
 
2012-02-29 12:19:38 PM
Someone better to come up with a more PC term than 'Good Ol' Boy Network'.
 
2012-02-29 12:20:34 PM

ihatedumbpeople: stopped for going 105 mph in a 55 mph zone, recklessly changing lanes... led officers off the Beltway and through two traffic lights before stopping, when she was reportedly belligerent to police.

Um...how on Earth is she not in jail? Who gives a damn if she's a councilwoman...she's an idiot and deserves to be treated like everyone else.


And the cop that let her slide should be fired.
 
2012-02-29 12:20:56 PM
Did the cops, like, know she was a councilwoman right off the bat? Or was it one of those things where they run her name/info, and it comes back "Councilwoman"? Or was she like "I am a councilwoman"? That's what I'd like to know.
 
2012-02-29 12:21:18 PM

scrumpox: I don't know which makes me prouder - my county council or my police department...


In PG County you don't have to choose.

How the hell can you get up to 105 MPH on that part of the Beltway at noon? The average spacing between vehicles is 7.7 feet.
 
2012-02-29 12:22:02 PM
Ohhh, boy that article pressed all the right buttons! I've already gotten email and text notification of a meeting of concerned, oppressed, white men to discuss it! Harumph!

Still... 105 on the beltway, during the day? I'm thinking the trooper must have been in shock at her vehicles wormhole generator more than anything.
 
2012-02-29 12:22:30 PM
Before clicking: PG County?
 
2012-02-29 12:24:08 PM
In Massachusetts, our Lieutenant Governor recently one early morning demolished his state car after crashing at over 100 MPH. He said he was out to survey storm damage and buy a newspaper...he was also in his pajamas. First he said he hit a patch of black ice, but when the car's black box reading came back showing the 100+MPH, the story changed to, "I must have fallen asleep...yeah, that's the ticket!" He received a $555 fine. Replacing the car will cost over 30 grand.
 
2012-02-29 12:25:01 PM

cig-mkr: ABC 7 reports she led officers off the Beltway and through two traffic lights before stopping, when she was reportedly belligerent to police.


I came in here to post the same thing from the article. I am assuming here that she led them on the chase and in lieu of the radar gun not being used, one of the patrol officers paced her and said, "oh crap she's doing 105 in a 55, we need to get her off the road." they probably didn't know who it was and after they got her stopped she probably got the "I am a council member and better than you." attitude with them. after the higher ups got wind of this, the speeding charge was dropped to a warning(quite possibly when they realized who it was the superior told them to give her a warning)
 
2012-02-29 12:25:54 PM

Spade: Before clicking: PG County?


Ha! I saw WTOP and guessed the same. PG county: cronyism at its worst.
 
2012-02-29 12:26:20 PM

Oznog: At least he didn't write your speed as "Ludicrous".


What's the standard fine for "Plaid"? ;-)
 
2012-02-29 12:27:44 PM

patrick767: cig-mkr
ABC 7 reports she led officers off the Beltway and through two traffic lights before stopping, when she was reportedly belligerent to police.
Why does that not surprise me?

Her picture makes you think she'd be belligerent? Why?

/it's because she's attractive and successful, isn't it?


Because I've had "attractive and successful" females for bosses and they all had an attitude.
 
2012-02-29 12:27:50 PM
Now, when they say "through two traffic lights" I'm assuming that they passed through two green lights. A chase through any interchange is dangerous, but if she also blew two redlights then this is just ridiculous.
 
2012-02-29 12:28:02 PM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Black? Driving recklessly? Belligerent to the police that pulled you over? She's lucky she wasn't the victim of an "isolated.incident" involving tasing her to death.


Oh, it was a state car. The cop knew before he got out of his car by looking at the plates that who ever was behind the wheel was going to get off easy, regardless of skin color.
 
2012-02-29 12:32:20 PM

factoryconnection: Ohhh, boy that article pressed all the right buttons! I've already gotten email and text notification of a meeting of concerned, oppressed, white men to discuss it! Harumph!

Still... 105 on the beltway, during the day? I'm thinking the trooper must have been in shock at her vehicles wormhole generator more than anything.


I'm not sure why race would be an issue here. I realize it will for some people, but there's no good reason she shouldn't be have her license revoked and be hit with all the normal charges someone gets for that level of speed.

/realizes that during off hours the average speed around the outer or inner loop is 80
//during peak hours it's 2.
 
2012-02-29 12:34:54 PM

factoryconnection: Now, when they say "through two traffic lights" I'm assuming that they passed through two green lights. A chase through any interchange is dangerous, but if she also blew two redlights then this is just ridiculous.


If the lights were green, would they have said that she went "through two traffic lights"? If they were green, then she was simply going through intersections...at a driving to endanger speed.
 
2012-02-29 12:35:51 PM

ihatedumbpeople: stopped for going 105 mph in a 55 mph zone, recklessly changing lanes... led officers off the Beltway and through two traffic lights before stopping, when she was reportedly belligerent to police.

Um...how on Earth is she not in jail? Who gives a damn if she's a councilwoman...she's an idiot and deserves to be treated like everyone else.


She's not in jail precisely because she's a councilwoman.
 
2012-02-29 12:37:33 PM
PG County. Most of the council is corrupt. Not sure which one is more corrupt, the DC council with former Mayor Marion "Crackhead" Barry on it, or this one which had Councilwoman Leslie Johnson stuffing bribe money in her underwear while the FBI was banging on the door to arrest her husband (another corrupt government official). They are both headed to jail now by the way.
 
2012-02-29 12:37:34 PM

wellreadneck: Someone better to come up with a more PC term than 'Good Ol' Boy Network'.


Rank has it's privileges?
 
2012-02-29 12:44:34 PM
ftfa: "I consider moving violations serious matters and I regret the incident," Toles said in a statement. "


HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!
 
2012-02-29 12:45:12 PM
umad: /I miss the Montanabahn

I grew up there and loved the $5 tickets.. used to keep one on the visor just in case.
 
2012-02-29 12:46:21 PM

Hawnkee: ftfa: "I consider moving violations serious matters and I regret the incident," Toles said in a statement. "


HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!


Right? Lol.
 
2012-02-29 12:47:02 PM

Hawnkee: ftfa: "I consider moving violations serious matters and I regret the incident," Toles said in a statement. "


HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!



She regrets getting caught. Nothing more.
 
2012-02-29 12:52:57 PM

BSABSVR: wellreadneck: Someone better to come up with a more PC term than 'Good Ol' Boy Network'.

Rank has it's privileges?


Like the swift efficiency of the guillotine?
 
2012-02-29 12:56:21 PM

LeroyBourne: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Black? Driving recklessly? Belligerent to the police that pulled you over? She's lucky she wasn't the victim of an "isolated.incident" involving tasing her to death.

Oh, it was a state car. The cop knew before he got out of his car by looking at the plates that who ever was behind the wheel was going to get off easy, regardless of skin color.


Ah, ok, I missed that part..I thought she was in her own car.
 
2012-02-29 01:01:48 PM
$90?! I got a ticket for going 5 over and it cost me $175.
 
2012-02-29 01:27:04 PM

dholway: In Massachusetts, our Lieutenant Governor recently one early morning demolished his state car after crashing at over 100 MPH. He said he was out to survey storm damage and buy a newspaper...he was also in his pajamas. First he said he hit a patch of black ice, but when the car's black box reading came back showing the 100+MPH, the story changed to, "I must have fallen asleep...yeah, that's the ticket!" He received a $555 fine. Replacing the car will cost over 30 grand.


Who is paying to replace the car?
 
2012-02-29 01:45:25 PM

Eddie Adams from Torrance: I was once stopped for doing 125 in a 55.

Unlike her, I wasn't on a major highway in in the middle of a busy city, but on a god forsaken stretch of Arizona back road that was completely deserted (well, except for the cop that was coming the opposite direction). As he passed, I pulled over before he'd even flipped on his lights.

I was exceptionally polite and remorseful and the officer was kind enough to write the ticket for 79mph.

/ I still had to pay $50 and pick up the garbage in the snow.
// CSB


I was pulled over last year going about 110mph on a major highway on my sportbike. I don't usually stop for cops, but this one snuck up behind me in an unmarked before turning his lights on. I figured he already had my plate on his dash cam, so I pulled over.

He wrote me $1000 in tickets, but was kind enough not to show up for the trial, so I got off on all charges. I learned my lesson. Now I run with no plates unless my wife is on the back, or I'm commuting.
 
2012-02-29 01:49:19 PM

AFKobel: dholway: In Massachusetts, our Lieutenant Governor recently one early morning demolished his state car after crashing at over 100 MPH. He said he was out to survey storm damage and buy a newspaper...he was also in his pajamas. First he said he hit a patch of black ice, but when the car's black box reading came back showing the 100+MPH, the story changed to, "I must have fallen asleep...yeah, that's the ticket!" He received a $555 fine. Replacing the car will cost over 30 grand.

Who is paying to replace the car?


There is talk that he might have to, but I can't confirm that. (If he does, he'll pay for the highly depreciated value of the car he wrecked, not the cost of a new one.) He has already paid thousands to PR firms to handle the awkward publicity.

Publicity like this: (new window)

Shortsleeve: Were you were truthful all along?

Murray: "Listen, this accident happened in seconds. I am not an accident expert. And I have taken responsibility for it."

In the hours after the crash, Murray implied he was not speeding, but it turned out he was. He said he was wearing his seat belt but the car's black box indicated he was not. He said he slid on black ice but State Police determined he fell asleep. Nonetheless, Murray does not apologize for the inconsistencies.


It took a FoIA request from Boston newspapers to get the info that showed the official story was not true.
 
2012-02-29 01:51:53 PM

ronaprhys: I'm not sure why race would be an issue here.


I'm not sure if you're saying that I brought it up, but I didn't... see numerous comments ahead of mine.

This seems more of an example of "do you know who I am?!?" done successfully... not a risk-free gambit for any politician.
 
2012-02-29 01:55:02 PM
 
2012-02-29 02:13:47 PM

Spade: Before clicking: PG County?


29.media.tumblr.com
 
2012-02-29 02:35:31 PM
Tsk. Tsk. Tsk.
 
2012-02-29 03:19:51 PM

Hotdog453: Did the cops, like, know she was a councilwoman right off the bat? Or was it one of those things where they run her name/info, and it comes back "Councilwoman"? Or was she like "I am a councilwoman"? That's what I'd like to know.


Is there a freedom of information law by which dash camera footage can be obtained?
 
2012-02-29 03:43:22 PM

sendbillmoney: Is there a freedom of information law by which dash camera footage can be obtained?


It looks like the indecent occurred in Maryland. Last time I got pulled over the officer read a rote line about my being recorded. I bet there is, or if not there should be . . . . . . trouble.
 
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