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(Gainesville Sun)   Speeding through a closed off accident scene while telling the cops trying to stop you that they are "number one" is no way to go through life, man   (gainesville.com) divider line 38
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2012-10-18 10:49:23 AM
They're urine?
 
2012-10-18 10:54:03 AM
Cops, always ruining our fun.
 
2012-10-18 10:55:22 AM
Wow. Stories like this make me wonder: What the hell were they thinking?

No mention of alcohol, so this guy is presumably sober when he does all this shiat and he figures it's going to work out... how, exactly?

How on earth do you figure acting like this nets out as a positive for you?

Yeah; I know. Florida. Still, though...
 
2012-10-18 10:55:37 AM
The officer ordered Wright to open his door, but he locked it, crossed his arms and looked at the officer for 20 seconds before he finally relented and unlocked it.

Watch out, we've got a badass over here.

/That article could have fit on one page. That's just lazy.
 
2012-10-18 10:56:02 AM
I like to check the Gainesville mugshots to see if anyone I know from Gumby's is there.

It's happened twice so far! Not this guy, though.
 
2012-10-18 10:56:34 AM
t3.gstatic.com
 
2012-10-18 10:57:53 AM
This gentleman was obviously a highly skilled driver and simply wanted to impress the local officials by careening through the accident scene swerving astutely so as not to hit or injure anyone. Driving one-handed at that!
 
2012-10-18 11:02:08 AM
I've visited Gainesville numerous times and this type of driving is par for the city.

/lots of @hole drivers in swamp country
 
2012-10-18 11:02:26 AM
In 1983 the Mianus River bridge, I-95 in Connecticut, had a central section collapse. The first driver to stop and avoid driving over the edge tried to get the next car to stop. The driver of the second car gave him the finger and drove into oblivion. I always wonder if on the way down the driver reconsidered that finger.
 
2012-10-18 11:06:06 AM

Spartacus Outlaw: I like to check the Gainesville mugshots to see if anyone I know from Gumby's is there.

It's happened twice so far! Not this guy, though.


I recently found one of my grad-level stats prof on there, that was amusing.
 
2012-10-18 11:06:11 AM
What's his Fark handle?


/oblig
 
2012-10-18 11:08:07 AM
The officer ordered Wright to open his door, but he locked it, crossed his arms and looked at the officer for 20 seconds before he finally relented and unlocked it.

Is this guy really 67 years old? I would expect this kind of behavior from a 4 years old...
 
2012-10-18 11:09:25 AM
As much as I like to see douche-bags get what they deserve I have doubts the aggravated assault and resisting without violence charges will stick. He didn't hit anyone or cause any injury according to the article and his "resisting without violence" appears to be twenty seconds of pouting.
 
2012-10-18 11:09:29 AM

PsyLord: I've visited Gainesville numerous times and this type of driving is par for the city.

/lots of @hole drivers in swamp country


The quality of drivers here is always in flux. Get about 5,000 freshmen in every year, coupled with pre-existing crap drivers and sprinkle in the football weekend crowd and you get what you get.

At least most of the profanity is in English!
 
2012-10-18 11:10:17 AM

Cheron: In 1983 the Mianus River bridge, I-95 in Connecticut, had a central section collapse. The first driver to stop and avoid driving over the edge tried to get the next car to stop. The driver of the second car gave him the finger and drove into oblivion. I always wonder if on the way down the driver reconsidered that finger.


This.

That's how it happens in the movies, too. Always a crowd pleaser.
 
2012-10-18 11:11:28 AM

Rufus Lee King: curtis_e_bare: As much as I like to see douche-bags get what they deserve I have doubts the aggravated assault and resisting without violence charges will stick. He didn't hit anyone or cause any injury according to the article and his "resisting without violence" appears to be twenty seconds of pouting.

See? Told ya.


And this is, in your opinion, defending the guy?
 
2012-10-18 11:15:06 AM

Moodybastard: PsyLord: I've visited Gainesville numerous times and this type of driving is par for the city.

/lots of @hole drivers in swamp country

The quality of drivers here is always in flux. Get about 5,000 freshmen in every year, coupled with pre-existing crap drivers and sprinkle in the football weekend crowd and you get what you get.

At least most of the profanity is in Englishia


they're Gators, what do you expect.

/I live in Tallahassee and avoid the area around FSU at all costs.
//The local media doesn't even comment on traffic crashes anymore unless there is a fatality.
///Slashies
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2012-10-18 11:20:54 AM
The officer estimated Wright came within 20 feet of him.

Was that the aggravated assault? Apparently I'm a serial cop-assaulter.
 
2012-10-18 11:21:39 AM

curtis_e_bare: Rufus Lee King: curtis_e_bare: As much as I like to see douche-bags get what they deserve I have doubts the aggravated assault and resisting without violence charges will stick. He didn't hit anyone or cause any injury according to the article and his "resisting without violence" appears to be twenty seconds of pouting.

See? Told ya.

And this is, in your opinion, defending the guy?


Yeah, I'm not seeing it either. Cops like to throw every charge they can at anyone that crosses their line, knowing that at least some of it will (and in this case SHOULD) stick. Driving within 20 feet of a LEO isn't assault; we all do it frequently on the highway.

But it would appear that this driver doesn't deserve the privilege of a license.
 
2012-10-18 11:24:14 AM

stupiddream: Moodybastard: PsyLord: I've visited Gainesville numerous times and this type of driving is par for the city.

/lots of @hole drivers in swamp country

The quality of drivers here is always in flux. Get about 5,000 freshmen in every year, coupled with pre-existing crap drivers and sprinkle in the football weekend crowd and you get what you get.

At least most of the profanity is in Englishia

they're Gators, what do you expect.

/I live in Tallahassee and avoid the area around FSU at all costs.
//The local media doesn't even comment on traffic crashes anymore unless there is a fatality.
///Slashies


I've driven in quite a few big cities (Boston, Philly, Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, Tampa, Orlando, Jacksonville) and for such a small city, Gainesville has some really aggressive drivers.
 
2012-10-18 11:28:21 AM

Moodybastard: PsyLord: I've visited Gainesville numerous times and this type of driving is par for the city.

/lots of @hole drivers in swamp country

The quality of drivers here is always in flux. Get about 5,000 freshmen in every year, coupled with pre-existing crap drivers and sprinkle in the football weekend crowd and you get what you get.

At least most of the profanity is in English!


What is this "English" you speak of?

/lives in Southern Cali

//English is NOT the primary language around these here parts

///slashies!
 
2012-10-18 11:32:27 AM
Send his car to the crusher. On the fence as to whether he should be sitting in it with his arms folded across his chest when the crushing occurs.

Cops and firefighters need to establish a do not call list. Once you make the list all attempts to call 911 get re-directed to a Jesus Saves hotline.
 
2012-10-18 11:38:55 AM

fruitloop: The officer ordered Wright to open his door, but he locked it, crossed his arms and looked at the officer for 20 seconds before he finally relented and unlocked it.

Watch out, we've got a badass over here.

/That article could have fit on one page. That's just lazy.


If he'd been black and pulled that crap, they'd have shot him.

It's a shame they didn't shoot him. He endangered officers protecting an accident scene and could have interfered with the work of paramedics, fire or rescue workers. Perhaps he was attempting "Suicide by cop." That would explain his behavior.
 
2012-10-18 11:56:02 AM

factoryconnection: curtis_e_bare: Rufus Lee King: curtis_e_bare: As much as I like to see douche-bags get what they deserve I have doubts the aggravated assault and resisting without violence charges will stick. He didn't hit anyone or cause any injury according to the article and his "resisting without violence" appears to be twenty seconds of pouting.

See? Told ya.

And this is, in your opinion, defending the guy?

Yeah, I'm not seeing it either. Cops like to throw every charge they can at anyone that crosses their line, knowing that at least some of it will (and in this case SHOULD) stick. Driving within 20 feet of a LEO isn't assault; we all do it frequently on the highway.

But it would appear that this driver doesn't deserve the privilege of a license.


Aggravated assault is basically intending to threaten another person with a weapon enough to cause fear..

He may have just been driving by them but his middle finger kinda makes it easier to say he intended to threaten the cops
 
2012-10-18 12:04:38 PM

Bathsalt: Aggravated assault is basically intending to threaten another person with a weapon enough to cause fear..

He may have just been driving by them but his middle finger kinda makes it easier to say he intended to threaten the cops


I think, given that he wasn't cutting it close and assuming he was flipping LEOs off as he passed and not bearing down on them that it won't be felony aggravated assault. I definitely see (felony?) reckless driving, plus failure to stop. If he has a clean record, he'll pay a large fine, have his license suspended and get 30-60 days in lockup.

Of course that's just based on the description in TFA; these things aren't usually that accurate.
 
2012-10-18 12:06:17 PM
Police don't own the roads and they don't own American citizens. This guy was well within his rights to find an open lane and get the f' on if he wasn't involved in the accident. He just poked holes in the police state mentality that too many people blindly follow.

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2012-10-18 12:12:45 PM
Yeah. Well, that sounds like a pretty good deal. But I think I may have a better one. How about, I give you the finger
 
2012-10-18 12:15:19 PM
Farva's number one! Farva's number one!
 
2012-10-18 12:21:58 PM
"He passed another officer going 50 mph while the officer waved her arms and yelled at him to stop. "

Damn that female cop is fast on her feet.
 
2012-10-18 12:24:16 PM

Cheron: In 1983 the Mianus River bridge, I-95 in Connecticut, had a central section collapse. The first driver to stop and avoid driving over the edge tried to get the next car to stop. The driver of the second car gave him the finger and drove into oblivion. I always wonder if on the way down the driver reconsidered that finger.


A similar fate should've happened to this dumbass. Someone should've made him swerve into a gator infested swamp and never let him out of the water.
 
2012-10-18 12:30:42 PM
It would help if Florida did not give out driver's licenses in bags of Cracker Jack.
 
2012-10-18 12:43:08 PM
failure to obey police on Monday afternoon.

Is that a more serious charge than failure to obey at other times during the week?
 
2012-10-18 01:00:52 PM
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2012-10-18 01:36:52 PM

curtis_e_bare: Rufus Lee King: curtis_e_bare: As much as I like to see douche-bags get what they deserve I have doubts the aggravated assault and resisting without violence charges will stick. He didn't hit anyone or cause any injury according to the article and his "resisting without violence" appears to be twenty seconds of pouting.

See? Told ya.

And this is, in your opinion, defending the guy?


Sometimes a troll just has to work with what he gets. If nobody is responding how you want, pretend they are and roll with it.
 
2012-10-18 01:37:37 PM
You are A-Number-1
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2012-10-18 01:46:05 PM

curtis_e_bare: As much as I like to see douche-bags get what they deserve I have doubts the aggravated assault and resisting without violence charges will stick. He didn't hit anyone or cause any injury according to the article and his "resisting without violence" appears to be twenty seconds of pouting.


Assault, in most jurisdictions, is just the act of causing reasonable apprehension (or fear) of harm. If I pretend to punch you, but pull back at the last second, I've committed assault. This is why you see "assault and battery", since the battery portion constitutes the physical contact/harm.
 
2012-10-18 02:05:45 PM
"failure to obey police", please tell me this is just another term for obstruction or whatever instead of an actual offense.
 
2012-10-18 02:06:40 PM
Ahh... "Failure to Obey Direction of Police or Conservation Officer to Stop Motor Vehicle"

I'm sure police like the abridged version a lot better.
 
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