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(KGW Portland)   On a prison work crew and get hit by a semi truck and trailer? Yep, that's a get out of jail free card   (kgw.com) divider line 30
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ZAZ [TotalFark]
2014-02-12 07:49:40 PM  
I remember a guy asking advice on the internet. He had been in a bad car crash, probably his fault. The prosecutor kept calling to ask how he was doing. Odd thing for a prosecutor to do. Lawyers explained, the prosecutor wanted to file charges. The man would be a cheaper prisoner if he didn't need medical care. The prosecutor was waiting until he healed before charging him. Statute of limitations for a serious traffic offense is normally at least a year.
 
2014-02-12 07:59:04 PM  
Probably just so that they won't have to pay for the hospital bills.  Seriously.
 
2014-02-12 08:11:51 PM  
She probably signed an agreement not to sue as well.
 
2014-02-12 08:13:43 PM  

twistedmetal: Probably just so that they won't have to pay for the hospital bills.  Seriously.


yeah, that's what I was thinking.
 
2014-02-12 08:20:17 PM  

Weaver95: twistedmetal: Probably just so that they won't have to pay for the hospital bills.  Seriously.

yeah, that's what I was thinking.


Came here to suggest this too.
 
2014-02-12 08:47:31 PM  
judge tossed out the remainder of her sentence so family and friends could visit and support her as she recovers from her injuries. She was originally scheduled to be released Feb. 21.

So it's just 9 days and this way she can have visitors.

Wouldn't the trucker's insurance cover the liability?
 
2014-02-12 08:55:58 PM  

twistedmetal: Probably just so that they won't have to pay for the hospital bills.  Seriously.


Yep, this.  From the sound of the injuries, it sounds like she'll probably be in the hospital longer than the rest of her sentence anyway.
 
2014-02-12 09:43:58 PM  
So that's why traffic on I-5 was so farked up yesterday.


reportedly choked on coffee and passed out behind the wheel of his big-rig

I'm curious about the mechanics of this...
 
2014-02-12 09:53:56 PM  

fusillade762: reportedly choked on coffee and passed out behind the wheel of his big-rig

I'm curious about the mechanics of this...


He was so high on meth he forgot the water?
 
2014-02-12 10:25:23 PM  
What we have here...
Is a failure to communicate...
 
2014-02-12 10:27:00 PM  
FTA: She was originally scheduled to be released Feb. 21.
Assuming 2014, then she got out ten days early.  TEN DAYS EARLY!
 
2014-02-12 10:28:25 PM  

fusillade762: So that's why traffic on I-5 was so farked up yesterday.


reportedly choked on coffee and passed out behind the wheel of his big-rig

I'm curious about the mechanics of this...


I've exhaled coffee more than once while reading Fark threads. I've learned, always, ALWAYS put the coffee down before clicking to the right.
 
2014-02-12 10:30:20 PM  
She don't care if it rains or freezes, long as she got her plastic Jesus....
 
2014-02-12 10:31:39 PM  
Shakin' it here, boss!
 
2014-02-12 10:35:05 PM  
Read headline as:

"OJ on a prison work crew and get hit by a semi truck and trailer? Yep, that's a get out of jail free card"


With him being so depressed they shouldn't put him anywhere near moving traffic.

/No really,  he should rot in jail instead.
 
2014-02-12 10:35:09 PM  

fusillade762: So that's why traffic on I-5 was so farked up yesterday.


reportedly choked on coffee and passed out behind the wheel of his big-rig

I'm curious about the mechanics of this...


Its a physical vector known as "lying".
 
2014-02-12 10:38:54 PM  

JasonOfOrillia: Weaver95: twistedmetal: Probably just so that they won't have to pay for the hospital bills.  Seriously.

yeah, that's what I was thinking.

Came here to suggest this too.


First thing that came to my cynical mind.
 
2014-02-12 10:39:00 PM  

Barfmaker: judge tossed out the remainder of her sentence so family and friends could visit and support her as she recovers from her injuries. She was originally scheduled to be released Feb. 21.

So it's just 9 days and this way she can have visitors.



rkiller1: FTA: She was originally scheduled to be released Feb. 21.
Assuming 2014, then she got out ten days early.  TEN DAYS EARLY!


And really, she may be free, but she's stuck in the hospital so she can't really be said to have gotten out.
 
2014-02-12 10:44:37 PM  

Barfmaker: Wouldn't the trucker's insurance cover the liability?


If his insurance is current I would assume it would.

I suspect she is going to be in the hospital for more than the 10 days so it was easier cheaper to just process her release now than post guards at the hospital 24x7 and pay them overtime for 10 days.
 
2014-02-12 10:46:43 PM  
There's gotta be an easier way to get out of prison 10 days early.
 
2014-02-12 10:51:31 PM  
You'll never guess what she was in for ... wait for it ...

From the Oregonian:

"Lt. Steve Alexander, sheriff's spokesman, said the sheriff's office asked a Multnomah County judge to vacate the rest of Baca's sentence for interfering with public transport and release her early so her family and friends could have unrestricted access to visit her in the hospital."

/lutz
 
2014-02-12 10:54:02 PM  

fusillade762: So that's why traffic on I-5 was so farked up yesterday.


reportedly choked on coffee and passed out behind the wheel of his big-rig

I'm curious about the mechanics of this...



Well not being able to breath tends to cause people to pass out.

I can think of two ways. The first being that his couldn't get enough air because his body was spending too much time try to expel the coffee there wasn't enough inhalation going on, it wouldn't take much if he was a smoker or had asthma.

The other one being laryngospasm, it when the vocal cords lock up to prevent liquid from entering the lungs, this is a great reflex to have, but can sometimes get stuck, it the reason why some drowning victims have little or no water in their lungs.
 
2014-02-12 11:02:03 PM  

JasonOfOrillia: Weaver95: twistedmetal: Probably just so that they won't have to pay for the hospital bills.  Seriously.

yeah, that's what I was thinking.

Came here to suggest this too.


No, more like to avoid the lawsuit, as someone else suggested. Because that could be really messy.
 
2014-02-12 11:06:54 PM  
Last name Baca , here in NM, common as Smith. Ya, rly.
 
2014-02-12 11:12:22 PM  

Barfmaker: Wouldn't the trucker's insurance cover the liability?


Depends on the size of the company. If it's easy enough to do, they'll liquidate and transfer funds out, file for bankrupcty, and then use those funds to start up an identical company with a different name.

Happens all the time.  The trucking company that hit my mother-in-law and put her in a wheelchair and on permanent disability also did it. She's never seen a dime from the company, because they filed for bankruptcy.
 
2014-02-12 11:18:13 PM  

thisisyourbrainonFark: You'll never guess what she was in for ... wait for it ...

From the Oregonian:

"Lt. Steve Alexander, sheriff's spokesman, said the sheriff's office asked a Multnomah County judge to vacate the rest of Baca's sentence for interfering with public transport and release her early so her family and friends could have unrestricted access to visit her in the hospital."


So now public transport interfered with her.  Irony, irony everywhere!
 
2014-02-12 11:18:29 PM  

Gyrfalcon: No, more like to avoid the lawsuit, as someone else suggested. Because that could be really messy.


macross87: What we have here...
Is a failure to communicate...


Failure to remunerate?
 
2014-02-12 11:23:31 PM  

rkiller1: thisisyourbrainonFark: You'll never guess what she was in for ... wait for it ...

From the Oregonian:

"Lt. Steve Alexander, sheriff's spokesman, said the sheriff's office asked a Multnomah County judge to vacate the rest of Baca's sentence for interfering with public transport and release her early so her family and friends could have unrestricted access to visit her in the hospital."

So now public transport interfered with her.  Irony, irony everywhere!


Payback is a mutherfarker.
 
2014-02-13 01:00:08 AM  

dennysgod: laryngospasm


This. I actually had this happen to me a couple of weeks ago, and it scared the shiat out of me. In late December, I had UPPP surgery (tonsils, adenoids, uvula, and part of soft palate removed). A result of that is that it is a little easier for liquids to make their way into my throat (specifically warm beverages like coffee and tea). The day this happened, I was in my pickup driving through the parking lot to leave work, and was chewing on a tootsie roll. The extra saliva in my mouth slipped down my throat, and BAM, I couldn't breathe. I was literally loudly gasping for air and could barely inhale. I stopped my truck and just kept gasping and gasping - it probably only lasted 30 seconds, but I started getting light headed and scared - then suddenly I could breathe again.

Based on my experience, it is not at all a stretch for me to believe his story.
 
2014-02-13 09:37:07 AM  

Barfmaker: judge tossed out the remainder of her sentence so family and friends could visit and support her as she recovers from her injuries. She was originally scheduled to be released Feb. 21.

So it's just 9 days and this way she can have visitors.

Wouldn't the trucker's insurance cover the liability?


No. Look up "emergency medical" exemptions.
 
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