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.
Did anyone explain to him that outside New York City people are expected to obey the laws?
He's disgusting. His driver will take the fall for him and he doesn't give a rip!
do any of you remember seeing a black Lincoln sedan, with darkly tinted windows flying past us on I-35 on the drive down to Crawford!
it must have been doing 90 and it got stopped by a Texas Officer who pulled out on to the freeway from the meridian!
It makes me wonder if sharpton got a speeding ticket on the way down to Crawford, too!
I am sure Sharpton thinks he's above the law. THis is great.
You've done not much more than start pissing matches in your very short tenure here.
You're all over a whole lot of threads, basically tossing out insults. You're not an asset....bye.
Al wasn't driving. It's No big deal. He's an idiot, but he was just a passenger. That's why the driver was arrested. Lots of people speed to get to the airport. I've probably clocked close to that once or twice going to an airport.
The driver was being told to continue, and he paid the price.
Give him a Rodney King pat-down....
You're kidding right?!
****Race card will be played (bottom dealing).***
An LBJ he ain't.
For those whipper snappers here, way back in 1965 Prez. Lyndon B Johnson was caught speeding down a Texas road. Him, his secretary, and a 6 pack of beer. They let him go.
Read beyone the first sentence, if you're able.....it's vaguely possible you'll get my drift.
"The driver is responsible for not pulling over, not the passengers."
Most drivers would pull over when being chased by police, knowing they'd be subject to arrest and severe penalties for fleeing. But I believe those making comments here surmise (as do I) that Sharpton was probably ordering the guy to floor it so he wouldn't miss his plane.
If I'm wrong, then why didn't Sharpton DEMAND that the guy stop if the police were in pursuit of the vehicle?
Nice day for a little Pedestrian Polo, eh? Oops, damn! Missed him.
Sharpton and Cindy
The Dems Dynamic duo
Don't we all know he thinks he's above the law.
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