Skip to comments.Alleged Drunk Driver Beaten Unconscious After Crashing Into Party
Posted on 07/15/2013 2:30:55 PM PDT by nickcarraway
An alleged drunk driver who careened into a Spanaway home full of late-night partygoers Sunday night was beaten unconscious by some who were none too happy the man had just crashed their party.
Pierce County Sheriff's deputies received a report of a possible drunk driver in the area of Military Road East and 13th Avenue Court East just after 11 p.m., said sheriff's spokesperson Det. Ed Troyer. The driver ultimately blew through a intersection at Military and B Street, then drove straight through a wooden fence and collided with the front porch of a home in the 15100 block of 2nd Avenue East, Troyer said.
"Some of the partygoers, who had also been drinking, promptly got down, took the driver out of the car, assaulted him and gave him a pretty good beating," Troyer said.
Deputies arrived, found the driver unconscious next to the car and told the partygoers to step back, but several in the group refused to comply and charged the deputies, Troyer said.
"We arrived and almost had a mini-riot, and had to pepper spray to clear the crowd," Troyer said.
The deputies used an entire can of pepper spray to get the crowd to move back, then arrested two men for investigation of assault on the driver. Meanwhile, the driver was taken to St. Joseph's Hospital for treatment of his injuries and will be arrested for investigation of DUI, Troyer said.
Troyer says in those situations, it's best to leave the justice to law enforcement.
"The partygoers that were drinking should have called the police and stayed out of it instead of involving themselves," Troyer said. "And now they've got a couple of their own people arrested for assault."
The dangers of drunk driving.
Wrong kind of party crashing ping.
Beating the guy unconscious was probably over the line.
What was the racial makeup of the driver, vs the crowd? Maybe the driver was a creepy a$$ cracker.
Yeah I guess they were pretty pissed he could have killed everyone there.
He got off easy. Most of the beaters were probably partly drunk.
Can’t say I’d be too gentle with someone who endangered my life by being stupid.
0bangles, Holder and Je$$e Jerkson have made that acceptable for all occasions. Let the beatings commence!
I prefer beatings just shy of consciousness or within inches of life. Vigilante justice is swift. Since we’re not that much of a country of laws any longer I say dish out justice whenever.
Fire ass lean stupid would be my guess.
Well, on the scale of “Obama” to “Port Jervis NY yute” and sliding into negative integers....
But he didn’t. After the car has stopped and he is no longer a threat, you can’t just take the law in your own hands.
Beat him in such a way that it appears to be part of the accident.
The beatings will continue until morale improves.
My guess is that the party goers would have reacted the same way if a heart attack had caused the accident. Here is a lovely example of the way Holder's people react to a traffic accident involving a pededstrian crossing against the signal in LA.
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