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(NBC New York)   Cop leaps on moving crane to end drunk truck driver's miles-long trail of destruction on New York highway   ( nbcnewyork.com) divider line
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2018-07-11 09:54:23 AM  
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2018-07-11 10:05:40 AM  
Wasn't this a GTAV mission, but with a boat?
 
2018-07-11 10:09:11 AM  
I hope the cop said please to Mr. Whitey MacDuff there.
 
2018-07-11 10:10:45 AM  
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2018-07-11 10:11:33 AM  
Oh dear god. My neck of the woods makes it to Fark. No wonder there was so much traffic coming home last night from work. I get off at exit 62, (or I can use exit 63) but this explains things.


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2018-07-11 10:11:35 AM  

Nurglitch: I hope the cop said please to Mr. Whitey MacDuff there.


Lady in the comments section not afraid to express her opinion....
 
2018-07-11 10:11:46 AM  
Was he from the future?  Did he have an ahcent?

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2018-07-11 10:14:40 AM  
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RIP
 
2018-07-11 10:17:20 AM  
That'll do.
 
2018-07-11 10:22:51 AM  

Harry Freakstorm: Was he from the future?  Did he have an ahcent?

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You ... do realize that Ahnold didn't drive the crane in T3. It was the T-X cyborg.
 
2018-07-11 10:24:03 AM  
So a Suffolk County Policeman jumps into a truck on the Long Island Expressway during rush-hour to stop it's driver who was drunk, smashing other cars with the truck's crane huh?

Now, if they can only do that on the Southern State (or Northern State) parkway before truck drivers slam into those low bridges...Seems like its happening once a week now...
 
2018-07-11 10:26:54 AM  
How the hell did the driver of the vehicle so shattered you can't tell what make or model it was escape with only minor injuries? Did he/she at some point in life save a kid from drowning or rescue a litter of really cute puppies from a fire?
 
2018-07-11 10:32:33 AM  
That's a hell of a vehicle. Pretty easy to do a lot of damage with that.

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2018-07-11 10:33:56 AM  
Where's the "jump, you bastards" sign?

Fark is slow this morning.
 
2018-07-11 10:34:25 AM  

steklo: So a Suffolk County Policeman jumps into a truck on the Long Island Expressway during rush-hour to stop it's driver who was drunk, smashing other cars with the truck's crane huh?

Now, if they can only do that on the Southern State (or Northern State) parkway before truck drivers slam into those low bridges...Seems like its happening once a week now...


It would be bad on the northern state near 106/107. Out of town truck gets on, gets a nice speed going, and can't stop in time for the overpass a half mile west.
 
2018-07-11 10:37:25 AM  
Boy, is He gonna get yelled at at work tomorrow.
 
2018-07-11 10:37:47 AM  

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Well, don't just sit there, shoot him!
 
2018-07-11 10:39:08 AM  

TheCableGuy: Harry Freakstorm: Was he from the future?  Did he have an ahcent?

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You ... do realize that Ahnold didn't drive the crane in T3. It was the T-X cyborg.


Maybe Harry's talking about the cop.
 
2018-07-11 10:39:30 AM  
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2018-07-11 10:41:39 AM  
What a Crane accident might resemble.

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2018-07-11 10:47:42 AM  
"Not a scene from a new Fast and Furious movie" trifecta in play.
 
2018-07-11 10:48:16 AM  

TheLopper: Brawndo: [img.fark.net image 425x279]

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Well, don't just sit there, shoot him!


You're not going to not get Michael Rappaport's autograph, right?
 
2018-07-11 10:49:17 AM  

Nurglitch: I hope the cop said please to Mr. Whitey MacDuff there.


Other than being not shot, what are you talking about?!

Can you just imagine all of the things he'd be charged with??
"DUI, leaving the scene of an accident."

Oh.
 
2018-07-11 10:58:40 AM  

Harry Freakstorm: Was he from the future?  Did he have an ahcent?

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Such a sadly underrated film.  The ending is excellent, and makes up for the issues earlier in the film.
 
2018-07-11 11:04:39 AM  

xxBirdMadGirlxx: How the hell did the driver of the vehicle so shattered you can't tell what make or model it was escape with only minor injuries? Did he/she at some point in life save a kid from drowning or rescue a litter of really cute puppies from a fire?


Crumple zones, the back of the car is a mess, but the front seat area is probably in decent shape still.
 
2018-07-11 11:04:40 AM  

drdank: It would be bad on the northern state near 106/107. Out of town truck gets on, gets a nice speed going, and can't stop in time for the overpass a half mile west.


I often use 106/107 North in Jericho once a week to get to band rehearsal. I never use the Northern State for that journey because I hate that merge on to 106/107. Instead I take the LIE from the East, get off at 106/107 North and pray no one hits me while making a right turn on to 106/107 north. Because there are two right turning lanes at that light and the people in the right lane LOVE to swing wide and cut into the left (right) turning lane, Scares the shiat out of me each and every time.

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2018-07-11 11:07:57 AM  
It must have been

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A slow moving crane
 
2018-07-11 11:15:32 AM  
It's really strange that this guy was DUI.

They don't hire just anybody to operate a crane that big.  There is a lot of training and a long, incident-free career on smaller machines that comes first.
 
2018-07-11 11:16:16 AM  

Harry Freakstorm: Was he from the future?  Did he have an ahcent?

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This. He just saw Terminator 3 and thought, "That looks fun." Which, to be fair, it does.
 
2018-07-11 11:17:42 AM  
As opposed to Michigan, where damn near all the highways are a miles-long trail of destruction, even without the vehicles.
 
2018-07-11 11:19:44 AM  
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2018-07-11 11:20:34 AM  

studebaker hoch: It's really strange that this guy was DUI.

They don't hire just anybody to operate a crane that big.  There is a lot of training and a long, incident-free career on smaller machines that comes first.


Ever drive a truck on the Long Island Expressway during rush hour?

The booze, really does help.
 
2018-07-11 11:20:43 AM  

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RIP


One does not merely leap onto Papa Bear.
 
2018-07-11 11:21:38 AM  

TravelingFreakshow: Where's the "jump, you bastards" sign?

Fark is slow this morning.


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2018-07-11 11:28:21 AM  
Crazy Northern State drivers
 
2018-07-11 11:28:31 AM  
Acht de liebherr
 
2018-07-11 11:44:42 AM  
so how will each of the unions work this out and still make the mafia happy?
 
2018-07-11 11:48:18 AM  
The crane was impounded.


There's no way he can avoid being grounded
 
2018-07-11 11:57:16 AM  

mikaloyd: Crazy Northern State drivers


You're right. In Florida the drunken crane driver would have done the sane thing and driven headlong into a canal before the cops could even arrive at the scene.
 
2018-07-11 12:07:32 PM  
Crane driver is lucky it wasn't the South African police.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6kRa3​K​3ZqAw
 
2018-07-11 12:07:51 PM  

IHadMeAVision: mikaloyd: Crazy Northern State drivers

You're right. In Florida the drunken crane driver would have done the sane thing and driven headlong into a canal before the cops could even arrive at the scene.


New York produced Trump. Checkmate
 
2018-07-11 12:10:35 PM  

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Can haz Lockyear thread?
 
2018-07-11 12:13:47 PM  

studebaker hoch: It's really strange that this guy was DUI.

They don't hire just anybody to operate a crane that big.  There is a lot of training and a long, incident-free career on smaller machines that comes first.


Never go full Falling Down.
 
2018-07-11 12:16:39 PM  

Schmerd1948: Boy, is He gonna get yelled at at work tomorrow.


Came here to say something similar. He got the hero tag here, but he's going to be in hot water for that stunt.
 
2018-07-11 12:25:47 PM  
It suddenly occurs to me: Did the cop mutter "I'm getting too old for this sh*t!" before he jumped?
 
2018-07-11 12:33:16 PM  

steklo: So a Suffolk County Policeman jumps into a truck on the Long Island Expressway during rush-hour to stop it's driver who was drunk, smashing other cars with the truck's crane huh?

Now, if they can only do that on the Southern State (or Northern State) parkway before truck drivers slam into those low bridges...Seems like its happening once a week now...


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I'd slam into her at LEAST one a week.
 
2018-07-11 12:40:34 PM  

vsavatar: As opposed to Michigan, where damn near all the highways are a miles-long trail of destruction, even without the vehicles.


We have highways? I thought those were just rough wagon trails with fancy bridges.
 
2018-07-11 12:40:38 PM  
What a cop attempting to stop a rampaging crane might look like.

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Harry Freakstorm: Was he from the future?  Did he have an ahcent?

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Came for the Terminator 3 comments;

Leaving (mostly) satisfied . . .
 
2018-07-11 12:41:01 PM  

mrsleep: xxBirdMadGirlxx: How the hell did the driver of the vehicle so shattered you can't tell what make or model it was escape with only minor injuries? Did he/she at some point in life save a kid from drowning or rescue a litter of really cute puppies from a fire?

Crumple zones, the back of the car is a mess, but the front seat area is probably in decent shape still.


How do you know my partner?
 
2018-07-11 12:43:17 PM  

studebaker hoch: It's really strange that this guy was DUI.

They don't hire just anybody to operate a crane that big.  There is a lot of training and a long, incident-free career on smaller machines that comes first.


How do you know my partner?
 
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