Skip to comments.Sharpton Evades Police for 9 Miles
Posted on 08/29/2005 6:16:24 PM PDT by wagglebee
A driver for the Rev. Al Sharpton led Ellis County sheriff's deputies on a nine-mile chase at speeds up to 110 mph before state troopers stopped the car, authorities said.
The driver was rushing Sharpton to the airport after his visit with anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan on Sunday at her camp outside President Bush's ranch in Crawford. The car carrying Sharpton and two other passengers was clocked doing 110 mph in a 65 mph zone on Interstate 35 in Ellis County in North Texas, said Lt. Danny Williams.
The car ignored deputies' attempts to stop it and continued speeding and weaving in and out of traffic before it was stopped, Williams said.
Calls Monday to Sharpton's spokeswoman were not immediately returned. A spokesman for his attorney, Michael Hardy, referred inquiries to the spokeswoman.
Deputies arrested Jarrett Barton Maupin, 43, of Phoenix. Maupin told the officers he was hurrying to get Sharpton to the airport. Deputies impounded the rented 2005 Lincoln.
Williams said his officers offered Sharpton and the other, unidentified passengers a ride to a hotel across the highway, but they declined and walked there instead.
Maupin posted a total of $1,000 in bonds on charges of evading arrest with a vehicle and reckless driving.
You've got to see this!
Nothing new here, he's been evading justice for years.
Race card will be played (bottom dealing).
You are known by your fruits. So Rev Al hangs with a fruit and then thinks he's above the law and does not need to stop for a trooper? Typical liberal I guess. Laws are for everyone but them?
Can't make what up? The driver was arrested as he should have been.
Is this for REAL ????
shouldn't everyone in the car be taken in at at least questioned after driving at 110 miles/hour?
Where is Tawana Brawley when she's needed? Don't mess with Texas!
The Right Reverand Al said this was ludicrous (evading arrest). He could have been referring to the rapper,but I don't think so.
Yup,, Al will be craying the race card and blah blah... I find this halarious.. Whats even more funny is that El Rushbo warnd Sharpton not go go down there... this is what happens whaen ya dont take Rush's advice, AL!
Still chuckling to myself over here
Don't those police kkow who Sharpton thinks he is
What for? Only one guy was driving, and he was arrested.
The driver is responsible for not pulling over, not the passengers.
Reverend "White interloper" doesn't have to pay taxes or parking tickets. He's a special guy.
It is true, you cannot begin to make this type stuff up. Here is the rev. speeding away from that wacko and gets stopped going at 110 in a 65. Wow that is just what the dr. ordered. Nothing you make up could be any funnier than that. This is great.
This is an actual story and not just a NewSmacksism.
You can charter a helo and fly straight to DFW
-- at any speed you prefer under 250Kts... no Highway Patrol...
Saves time.... costs money....looks cool/famous....
Coming and going,,,
Have a nice day in court.... Rev