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(KVAL Eugene)   If you're going to drive drunk, at least be extra careful and don't slam into parked cars while going 65mph. Especially if the parked car is a police car, with the cop inside   (kval.com) divider line 28
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ZAZ [TotalFark]
2012-12-07 09:43:51 AM
Common around here. Maybe common everywhere. Police put brighter lights on patrol cars, attracting more drunks like moths to the flame, so they put even more bright lights on, attracting even more drunks. In the incandescent days there was a limit, but LEDs can blind 10 times as many drivers for the same power draw.
 
2012-12-07 10:47:34 AM
Did the cop have his blues or emergency flashers going? If not, he should be cited. Pulling off the highway in the dark without flashers is illegal most places because it's quite dangerous.
 
2012-12-07 10:48:07 AM
But did the doughnuts survive intact?
 
2012-12-07 10:48:22 AM
Was the dog OK? I see a dog carrier in the pic. At least it wasn't in the truck bed.

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2012-12-07 10:48:38 AM
The guy will probably do hard time for interrupting that cop's donut break. If coffee was spilled, they'll probably seek the death penalty.
 
2012-12-07 10:58:28 AM

ZAZ: Common around here. Maybe common everywhere. Police put brighter lights on patrol cars, attracting more drunks like moths to the flame, so they put even more bright lights on, attracting even more drunks. In the incandescent days there was a limit, but LEDs can blind 10 times as many drivers for the same power draw.


This trend has been pissing the hell out of me. You're going along the highway at night and suddenly come across a cruiser with six trillion LEDs going on it. It not only undoes your night vision but sears your retinas in the process. You spend all that time to get your pupils to open up, you look over at the shoulder to avoid getting blinded by oncoming traffic, and then you come across some cruiser that is lit up like your tacky neighbor's yard at Christmas.

I almost clipped a cop because he had his car on the right shoulder with all the LEDs going, but he's on the left shoulder doing something. I slow down and move over as one should do when facing an emergency vehicle and suddenly see a human shape in a dark blue uniform just off my driver's side about 20 feet before I'm on top of him. He wasn't even wearing any kind of reflective vest. He's just running around in the dark uniform while his cruiser destroys everyone's night vision. Moron.
 
2012-12-07 11:00:11 AM
As someone who used to live near a county workhouse and got to drive folks into the city for their work release, I can state that this happens a lot more often than you'd think.

The bright red tail lights of a parked car act like a magnet at 3:00 am and .30.

And police spend a lot of time waiting in running cars at the side of the road at 3:00.
 
2012-12-07 11:01:00 AM
Actually, a model in terms of efficiency.

He crashed.

Cops were immediately on the scene to take control.
 
2012-12-07 11:01:30 AM

ha-ha-guy: ZAZ: Common around here. Maybe common everywhere. Police put brighter lights on patrol cars

[...] He wasn't even wearing any kind of reflective vest. He's just running around in the dark uniform while his cruiser destroys everyone's night vision. Moron.


It's called "Executive Privilege", and cops use that term when they want to get away with any damn thing they want to do, but know it's illegal. Asshats.
 
2012-12-07 11:04:08 AM
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"Dildo" Dunphy has been there, done that
 
2012-12-07 11:05:23 AM

ha-ha-guy: ZAZ: Common around here. Maybe common everywhere. Police put brighter lights on patrol cars, attracting more drunks like moths to the flame, so they put even more bright lights on, attracting even more drunks. In the incandescent days there was a limit, but LEDs can blind 10 times as many drivers for the same power draw.

This trend has been pissing the hell out of me. You're going along the highway at night and suddenly come across a cruiser with six trillion LEDs going on it. It not only undoes your night vision but sears your retinas in the process. You spend all that time to get your pupils to open up, you look over at the shoulder to avoid getting blinded by oncoming traffic, and then you come across some cruiser that is lit up like your tacky neighbor's yard at Christmas.

I almost clipped a cop because he had his car on the right shoulder with all the LEDs going, but he's on the left shoulder doing something. I slow down and move over as one should do when facing an emergency vehicle and suddenly see a human shape in a dark blue uniform just off my driver's side about 20 feet before I'm on top of him. He wasn't even wearing any kind of reflective vest. He's just running around in the dark uniform while his cruiser destroys everyone's night vision. Moron.


But, but all ... those bright, blinky blues are what helps them get their dicks hard. Is your night vision more important that this?
 
2012-12-07 11:20:20 AM
Well it did look like a Taxi from behind.
 
2012-12-07 11:34:25 AM
So the driver is not injured injured...but he is injured.
 
2012-12-07 12:10:26 PM
Every time I read about an incident like that I'm reminded of one we had here a few years ago.

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2012-12-07 12:18:41 PM
"Russell wasn't injured injured in the crash."

Guess he didn't like being injured.
 
2012-12-07 12:44:56 PM
So subby thinks that's okay to do if you're sober?

And all of you complaining about lights distracting you when you're driving, maybe you shouldn't drive.
 
2012-12-07 01:36:55 PM
Actually, T-boning the cop at ramming speed might just be the best way to get him off your tail if there's no chance of evasion, and you're a hillbilly who can go to ground for a while. You might want to have an immediate exit strategy first, though...
 
2012-12-07 01:46:07 PM

StrandedInAZ: Every time I read about an incident like that I'm reminded of one we had here a few years ago.

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The case against the guy who killed her was dismissed last year, too.

Yet another instance of the incredibly screwed up laws where in some states, reckless driving that results in death is completely legal, as long as you don't have drugs or alcohol in your system at the time.
 
2012-12-07 02:16:55 PM

foxyshadis: StrandedInAZ: Every time I read about an incident like that I'm reminded of one we had here a few years ago.

Link

The case against the guy who killed her was dismissed last year, too.

Yet another instance of the incredibly screwed up laws where in some states, reckless driving that results in death is completely legal, as long as you don't have drugs or alcohol in your system at the time.


FTA: Back in 2009, a fiery wreck in Interstate 10 near West Orange Grove killed 45-year-old Faith Mascolino. Gallivan crashed into the patrol cruiser with Mascolino in the backseat that officers held for possible drunk driving.

Was the journalist drunk when she wrote that? The officers were holding the backseat for possible drunk driving?

Idiotic reporting aside, I'm sure some of you think that justice was served because a possible drunk driver was killed by a sober one.
 
2012-12-07 03:12:35 PM

StrandedInAZ: Every time I read about an incident like that I'm reminded of one we had here a few years ago.

Link


Damn.
 
2012-12-07 03:13:52 PM

DaCaptain19: So the driver is not injured injured...but he is injured.


I hear the body has a way of shutting down that sort of thing.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2012-12-07 03:26:04 PM
in some states, reckless driving that results in death is completely legal, as long as you don't have drugs or alcohol in your system at the time.

In the news today, the casino tour bus driver who fell asleep and flipped his bus was acquitted of manslaughter charges. The prosecutor argued to the jury that he was so tired, he might as well have been drunk. The defense attorney argued that any one of them could be in the defendant's place. The crash was at least plausibly criminal under state law, but the "poor hard working driver who could have been any of us" argument carried the day.
 
2012-12-07 04:55:18 PM

Happy Hours: Idiotic reporting aside, I'm sure some of you think that justice was served because a possible drunk driver was killed by a sober one.


If so, she was executed in one of the worst possible ways to die. For someone who apparently had never injured anyone on the road, that brand of justice would be merciless and wildly out of proportion... but that kind of sums up the Internet.
 
2012-12-07 06:08:20 PM

Happy Hours: So subby thinks that's okay to do if you're sober?

And all of you complaining about lights distracting you when you're driving, maybe you shouldn't drive.


Maybe not on an interstate, but cop lights on a two lane highway at night can wash out your entire field of vision for more than 10 seconds. Go ahead and test it out yourself: lock yourself in a dark bathroom with a flashlight. Let your eyes adjust to the dark so you can make out objects in the bathroom. Then shine the flashlight directly in your eyes for a few seconds and turn it off. Count how many seconds it takes you to see something again.
 
2012-12-07 06:54:37 PM

Lsherm: Happy Hours: So subby thinks that's okay to do if you're sober?

And all of you complaining about lights distracting you when you're driving, maybe you shouldn't drive.

Maybe not on an interstate, but cop lights on a two lane highway at night can wash out your entire field of vision for more than 10 seconds. Go ahead and test it out yourself: lock yourself in a dark bathroom with a flashlight. Let your eyes adjust to the dark so you can make out objects in the bathroom. Then shine the flashlight directly in your eyes for a few seconds and turn it off. Count how many seconds it takes you to see something again.


Pro-tip: Don't look directly into the lights
 
2012-12-07 10:42:47 PM

Happy Hours: Lsherm: Happy Hours: So subby thinks that's okay to do if you're sober?

And all of you complaining about lights distracting you when you're driving, maybe you shouldn't drive.

Maybe not on an interstate, but cop lights on a two lane highway at night can wash out your entire field of vision for more than 10 seconds. Go ahead and test it out yourself: lock yourself in a dark bathroom with a flashlight. Let your eyes adjust to the dark so you can make out objects in the bathroom. Then shine the flashlight directly in your eyes for a few seconds and turn it off. Count how many seconds it takes you to see something again.

Pro-tip: Don't look directly into the lights


Pro-tip: Do the experiment without looking at the light at all and get back to me.
 
2012-12-07 10:49:35 PM
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Don't follow the lights!
 
2012-12-08 02:47:10 AM

Lsherm: Happy Hours: Lsherm: Happy Hours: So subby thinks that's okay to do if you're sober?

And all of you complaining about lights distracting you when you're driving, maybe you shouldn't drive.

Maybe not on an interstate, but cop lights on a two lane highway at night can wash out your entire field of vision for more than 10 seconds. Go ahead and test it out yourself: lock yourself in a dark bathroom with a flashlight. Let your eyes adjust to the dark so you can make out objects in the bathroom. Then shine the flashlight directly in your eyes for a few seconds and turn it off. Count how many seconds it takes you to see something again.

Pro-tip: Don't look directly into the lights

Pro-tip: Do the experiment without looking at the light at all and get back to me.


Pro-tip: Hang up your car keys.
 
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