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'Drunk' driver makes it to his front door before realizing a cyclist is lodged in his windshield
The Daily Mail Online ^ | January 21, 2014 | James Nye

Posted on 01/22/2014 7:12:02 AM PST by Uncle Chip

'Hello, I'm the guy you hit on the bicycle'

A Wisconsin man who became lodged in the windshield of a car that struck him said he turned to the driver and said, 'Hello, I'm the guy you hit on the bicycle.'

The man finally noticed Gove when he stopped the car outside his home.

'He looked at me and said 'Who are you? What are you doing in the car?' Gove said. 'He started freaking out: 'I'm going to jail, I'm going to jail.''

The man then locked the car doors and went into his home. Gove, whose body had gone most of the way through the windshield, then pulled his knees and feet into the car.

'I righted myself and got out,' he said. 'I unlocked the passenger's side door and started walking down the street.'

A witness had called police, who found Gove as he was walking and took him to a hospital. Doctors removed glass from Gove's eyes and treated him for other cuts to the head and leg.

The driver, a 20-year-old Manitowoc man, was found at the home and treated at a hospital for a serious cut to the hand.

He hadn't been formally charged as of Tuesday morning, but he was facing several preliminary charges, including suspicion of drunken driving, suspicion of hit-and-run causing injury and suspicion of failing to render aid.

'I was wearing my blue overcoat with my neon reflective vest,' said Gove. 'I had my front and rear flashers on. I have no idea why he didn't see me.'

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Local News
KEYWORDS: cyclists; gove; kennedylegacy; manitowoc; windshield
From the "2 Good 2 Miss" category:

He looked at me and said 'Who are you? What are you doing in the car?'

1 posted on 01/22/2014 7:12:02 AM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip
Doctors removed glass from Gove's eyes ...

Okay, I cringed. Anyone else?

2 posted on 01/22/2014 7:14:10 AM PST by Pan_Yan (Who told you that you were naked? Genesis 3:11)
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To: Uncle Chip

If I wasn’t seriously injured in such a situation, I could possibly be convinced to not pursue charges if the guy went into rehab and documented that finished rehab.

Otherwise, he had better either cut me a cheque for a new bike or he would be facing charges.


3 posted on 01/22/2014 7:16:35 AM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: Jonty30

Rehab’s butt.


4 posted on 01/22/2014 7:20:48 AM PST by Resolute Conservative
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To: Jonty30

If I wasn’t seriously injured, my response would along the lines of “Hello, I’m the guy you hit on the bicycle. Prepare to die.”
And I’d mean it.


5 posted on 01/22/2014 7:22:33 AM PST by Little Ray (How did I end up in this hand-basket, and why is it getting so hot?)
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To: Jonty30

He can go to rehab in the house. And cut a check.


6 posted on 01/22/2014 7:24:20 AM PST by absalom01 (You should do your duty in all things. You cannot do more, and you should never wish to do less.)
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To: Uncle Chip; Hunton Peck; Diana in Wisconsin; P from Sheb; Shady; DonkeyBonker; Wisconsinlady; ...

Wisconsin cyclist lodged in drunk driver’s windsheild — walks away

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7 posted on 01/22/2014 7:25:47 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Uncle Chip

I was bumped into twice in the past 2 years by cars while riding my bike, both times by women on a cellphone. Neither was even aware of it. One actually knocked the plastic insert out of my handlebar end. The other bumped me in the leg with her mirror.


8 posted on 01/22/2014 7:26:32 AM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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9 posted on 01/22/2014 7:27:06 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: Uncle Chip

‘I was wearing my blue overcoat with my neon reflective vest,’ said Gove. ‘I had my front and rear flashers on. I have no idea why he didn’t see me.’
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Gove must be a liberal. He can’t figure out why he got hit. “No idea”, he says. Reminds me of an ex-girlfriend who I visited after she moved from Colorado to Boston. “Watch this!” She said as she stepped into moving traffic on a cross walk as they anticipated and braked at the last minute. “See? Cars are legally obligated to stop for pedestrians!”

Dodged that bullet.


10 posted on 01/22/2014 7:31:18 AM PST by LittleBillyInfidel (This tagline has been formatted to fit the screen. Some content has been edited.)
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To: Jonty30
he had better either cut me a cheque for a new bike or he would be facing charges.

If I were on the jury, I'd vote that he cut you a cheque for a new house.

11 posted on 01/22/2014 7:33:53 AM PST by Leaning Right (Why am I holding this lantern? I am looking for the next Reagan.)
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To: Uncle Chip
"What are you doing in the car?"

Followed closely by "Where's the deer?"

Anybody see Da Yooper on the bike?

(In that part of Wisconsin and the U.P. there is a specific season for hunting with your windshield.)

12 posted on 01/22/2014 7:36:55 AM PST by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: Uncle Chip

This has happened before, I am trying to remember the details. Maybe it happened in Texas, the driver drove home and put the car in the garage, dead person still stuck in the windshield. Someone help an old lady with a faulty memory.


13 posted on 01/22/2014 7:37:10 AM PST by Ditter
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To: ETL

I’ve been mirror tagged once. Another time, I was riding on the shoulder, several feet from traffic in a 50 MPH zone. A lady in a F150 swerved off the road and missed me by maybe 3 inches. Somehow I caught her at the light. I think the dent came out of her hood eventually.


14 posted on 01/22/2014 7:39:17 AM PST by cyclotic (Hey BSA-I'm gone. Walk Worthy-traillifeusa.com)
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To: Ditter

A black woman hit a white man, IIRC, who was NOT DEAD, nd the person ws lodged in windshield for a while.


15 posted on 01/22/2014 7:42:20 AM PST by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: Jonty30
If I wasn’t seriously injured in such a situation, I could possibly be convinced to not pursue charges if the guy went into rehab and documented that finished rehab.

Otherwise, he had better either cut me a cheque for a new bike or he would be facing charges.

You are kinder than I. If able, upon dislodging myself from the drunk's wind shield and having a brief conversation, I might arrange it so that blood for the BAC can be collected in sufficient quantities from the man's driveway. Hell, I might have collected it for them whilst awaiting the arrival of authorities.

16 posted on 01/22/2014 7:43:04 AM PST by Tenacious 1 (My whimsical litany of satyric prose and avarice pontification of wisdom demonstrates my concinnity.)
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To: PghBaldy

Killer: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chante_Jawan_Mallard

Victim: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=7622278


17 posted on 01/22/2014 7:44:12 AM PST by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: Pan_Yan
Okay, I cringed. Anyone else?

Reminds me of a year ago while I was having cataract surgery....I wasn't put under a lot of anesthesia, so was basically conscious - when I felt a tickle in my lungs.

I said, "I feel a cough coming on", and the doc told me, "Hang on a second until I get out of your eye"....

18 posted on 01/22/2014 7:45:54 AM PST by ErnBatavia (The 0baMao Experiment: Abject Failure)
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To: shibumi

I hope he legally shot that deer.

I’d hate to think that he killed it on his bike.


19 posted on 01/22/2014 7:46:46 AM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: Ditter

Yep — she hit him and he was lodged in her windshield and she pulled into her garage and left him there to bleed to death and then later with a friend disposed of the body and was found out and convicted and is doing time.


20 posted on 01/22/2014 7:49:32 AM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip
To takr a deer oin a bike you need one of these -

It's called a "Yoopercycle."

21 posted on 01/22/2014 7:50:11 AM PST by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: PghBaldy
I remembered that it was a black woman who hit a man, maybe in Dallas? The guy stayed in the windshield over night maybe? I couldn't remember if he died or not.

How could you hit anything that hard and not realize it and go home without surveying the damage. I don't drink but it would be difficult for me to imagine driving a car if I was that impaired, from alcohol, prescription drugs or anything.

22 posted on 01/22/2014 7:50:30 AM PST by Ditter
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To: Ditter

Black lady in N Texas struck a pedestrian. It did not kill him and he was stuck in the windshield. She parked the car in her garage and even checked on him several times the next few days.


23 posted on 01/22/2014 7:51:11 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (The Second Amendment is NOT about the right to hunt. It IS a right to shoot tyrants.)
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To: Uncle Chip; Arrowhead1952
Thanks ya’ll my memory is not quite a faulty as I thought it was. :)
24 posted on 01/22/2014 7:53:59 AM PST by Ditter
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To: Ditter

I remember the story. The guy was still alive when they left the garage. He would have lived if they had gotten help for him. Tragic.


25 posted on 01/22/2014 7:57:15 AM PST by k4gypsyrose
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To: Uncle Chip

I have been hit three times by cars...while running along the shoulder of paved roads.

Forty some years ago, I was a long-distance runner and would sometimes have to train on the shoulder of a road. Once, the passenger-side mirror of a car hit my upper arm and knocked me off my feet into a ditch. Escaped with a bruised arm and some scrapes from falling into the ditch. The other two times I was barely bumped and grazed, resulting in torn t-shirts from getting caught on the trim of the cars. But each time, the drivers never stopped or even realized that they had hit me.

I was young and invincible back then. In hindsight, I realize how lucky I was that I wasn’t killed in these incidents. But I live to tell the tales....


26 posted on 01/22/2014 8:08:39 AM PST by HotHunt
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To: Ditter

I put the links in my post above. He died. She knew he was there.


27 posted on 01/22/2014 8:09:01 AM PST by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: Uncle Chip

Did the driver get a piece of brain lodged in his head?


28 posted on 01/22/2014 8:09:42 AM PST by Catmom (We're all gonna get the punishment only some of us deserve.)
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To: PghBaldy
Yes, that's it thanks. She probably knew when she hit him. I hope she never gets out of prison, 2027 is too soon for her to be out on the street again.
29 posted on 01/22/2014 8:16:22 AM PST by Ditter
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To: Uncle Chip
'I was wearing my blue overcoat with my neon reflective vest,' said Gove. 'I had my front and rear flashers on. I have no idea why he didn't see me.'

Bicycle Idiots... On a bicycle on a Saturday night with just enough flashing light and color to blend in with everything around you. Even 3/4's of the sober people out at night aren't going to see you until they're on top of you. You'd probably be seen better if you were just a dark mass passing in front of the lights around you.

Well, I was legal and totally have every RIGHT to be out on the street on my bicycle on a Saturday night!

Yeah... but that doesn't mean you're not an idiot.

30 posted on 01/22/2014 8:18:32 AM PST by Hatteras
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To: Ditter; PghBaldy

The driver was on Ecstasy and she left the injured guy in her garage for hours, in I recall correctly.


31 posted on 01/22/2014 8:37:50 AM PST by lwd
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To: Ditter; All

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chante_Jawan_Mallard

http://articles.latimes.com/2002/mar/08/news/mn-31784

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Another case with male driver:
http://abclocal.go.com/ktrk/story?section=news/local&id=8218296


32 posted on 01/22/2014 8:38:50 AM PST by GOYAKLA (Waiting for the Golden Screw to be removed from Obama's navel and his a$$ falls off!)
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To: Leaning Right
If I were on the jury, I'd vote that he cut you a cheque for a new house.

If I were a prosecutor, I'd be filing charges for attempted murder.

The driver hit the cyclist, LEFT the cyclist in his windshield, and went into his house. If the cyclist hadn't been able to extract himself and get help by himself, he would have died.

At least charge him with hit-and-run.

33 posted on 01/22/2014 8:52:18 AM PST by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: Ditter

Yes, you remember correctly, except the man was not dead. She left him stuck in the windshield for days, dying in her garage.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chante_Jawan_Mallard


34 posted on 01/22/2014 9:15:37 AM PST by Boogieman
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To: Boogieman

Well I guess the old bat (me) still has a few functioning brain cells! :)


35 posted on 01/22/2014 9:59:29 AM PST by Ditter
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To: PghBaldy

Law and Order did a story on this, only they made the driver white. Having known the real story,I couldn’t help but laugh at what L & O saying their stories are drawn from real situations..


36 posted on 01/22/2014 11:43:32 AM PST by goat granny
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To: Ditter
Thanks ya’ll my memory is not quite a faulty as I thought it was. :)

I hear you. Kind of like you come back several hours later (like this is) and realize the reply you typed is still on the screen in another window and has not posted. DUH.

This was not my original reply. Matter of fact, I think I just wanted to say thanks. Who knows my intent other than the Lord above.

37 posted on 01/22/2014 2:51:39 PM PST by Arrowhead1952 (The Second Amendment is NOT about the right to hunt. It IS a right to shoot tyrants.)
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