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Off-duty officer killed in crash was texting, drinking
http://www.latimes.com ^ | 05/08/2013 | By Lauren Williams

Posted on 05/18/2013 5:19:30 PM PDT by redreno

An off-duty Costa Mesa police detective had been sending text messages after a night of drinking when he crashed into a concrete pillar, an accident that killed the veteran officer, according to authorities.

Det. Mike Delgadillo, 57, died after his 2000 Mazda crashed in an underpass beneath the 55 Freeway near Newport Boulevard and Bristol Street on March 5, according to the Orange County coroner's report.

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Saves the tax payer a lifetime pension payout.
1 posted on 05/18/2013 5:19:30 PM PDT by redreno
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To: redreno

His wife will get the checks, probably.


2 posted on 05/18/2013 5:21:07 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: redreno

Not an appropriate comment, sir.


3 posted on 05/18/2013 5:22:30 PM PDT by OldPossum
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To: OldPossum

Officer Delgadillo responded to a call at Mi Casa at approximately 5 p.m. on May 7th. The restaurant had too much tequila on hand. Delgadillo heroically took 8 shots in the line of duty. The officer also had several beers during this time. As he was about to make his next round a double, he received word that he was needed at Skosh Monahan’s.

As officer Delgadillo sped to the scene of uncontrolled drinking, he planned his next move. Bystanders say as soon as he arrived, he had a drink in each hand. Like all of our heroic men in blue, he flirted with with the ladies and escorted the “*******” in the tie outside.

After giving the “*******” the beating he was asking for, Delgadillo left for his next destination. While driving down the 55 freeway, Delgadillo was distracted by something completely out of his control, and struck a divider in the highway.

Forensic investigators have been trying to recreate the accident. Aided by the FBI and NSA, they were able to determine that the last text he sent said, “Don’t forget the limes.”


4 posted on 05/18/2013 5:24:50 PM PDT by redreno (Americans don't go Gault. Americans go Postal.)
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To: redreno

He’s a detective in Southern California and drives a 13 year old car? Weird.


5 posted on 05/18/2013 5:25:02 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's next run. What'll you do?)
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He’s a detective in Southern California and drives a 13 year old car? Weird.

Stupid, but honest? (My heart goes out to his family.)

6 posted on 05/18/2013 5:27:11 PM PDT by Labyrinthos
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To: redreno

Can his union rep claim “disability”?

“My client was lame in the head.”


7 posted on 05/18/2013 5:28:43 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: a fool in paradise

looks like it was lime in the head


8 posted on 05/18/2013 5:29:57 PM PDT by bigheadfred ( barry your mouth is writing checks your ass cant cash)
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To: redreno

Let me express the same consideration these assholes texting do - good riddance. Better him than he kill someone for his selfish and unsafe habit.


9 posted on 05/18/2013 5:30:17 PM PDT by School of Rational Thought
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To: redreno

At least he didn’t drive into someone else.


10 posted on 05/18/2013 5:31:49 PM PDT by bgill (The problem is...no one is watching the Watch List!)
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To: redreno

If he wasn’t wearing a seatbelt he hit the trifecta!


11 posted on 05/18/2013 5:32:11 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Islam is a religion of peace, and Moslems reserve the right to detonate anyone who says otherwise.)
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To: OldPossum

Not an appropriate comment, sir.

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What? It was too soft and not nasty enough?

/s


12 posted on 05/18/2013 5:32:58 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

last text msg sent

:-)

13 year old car, air bags? they like to blend into the neighborhood but this is really sad..

RIP and condolences to the family


13 posted on 05/18/2013 5:34:17 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: School of Rational Thought

Sayonara


14 posted on 05/18/2013 5:34:38 PM PDT by Conserev1 ("Still Clinging to my Bible and my Weapon")
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To: Admin Moderator

Think he had a cookie before he died?


15 posted on 05/18/2013 5:35:22 PM PDT by redreno (Americans don't go Gault. Americans go Postal.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

When I’m driving, I either drink OR text. NEVER both at the same time! And I’m a safe driver as I ALWAYS wear my seat belt.

(I rarely even use my phone while driving.)


16 posted on 05/18/2013 5:36:31 PM PDT by 21twelve ("We've got the guns, and we got the numbers" adapted and revised from Jim M.)
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To: NormsRevenge
According to the article he wasn't wearing a seatbelt.

Drinking, texting, and no seatbelt?

Evidently he wasn't too big on obeying the laws he enforced.

17 posted on 05/18/2013 5:37:07 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Islam is a religion of peace, and Moslems reserve the right to detonate anyone who says otherwise.)
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To: redreno

Costa Mesa Police Det. Michael Delgadillo, who died in a single-car collision last month, had a blood-alcohol content of 0.14 percent, according to the Orange County coroner, a small amount of pain killers was also found.

18 posted on 05/18/2013 5:40:44 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

add likely sleep deprivation and alcohol on top of it , other medications possibly, not a good mix.. more than one decision contributed to this accident. sad,, he was my age..


19 posted on 05/18/2013 5:42:56 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: kcvl

Thanks for that, it doesn’t take much to get ya a slab side seat at the Forever Gone Bowl these days.


20 posted on 05/18/2013 5:44:45 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: NormsRevenge
The movie "Bad Lieutenant" comes to mind.
21 posted on 05/18/2013 5:45:11 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Islam is a religion of peace, and Moslems reserve the right to detonate anyone who says otherwise.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

That was a bad ride..


22 posted on 05/18/2013 5:51:17 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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“Det. Mike Delgadillo, 57, died after his 2000 Mazda crashed in an underpass beneath the 55 Freeway near Newport Boulevard and Bristol Street on March 5..”

Well, there you go. Det. Mike Delgadillo should have his picture plastered over every billboard to remind decent folks that this moron stood as a protector of public safety. The good people of the neighborhood where he drove around drunk out of his gourd, need to realize that drunk cops won’t protect you because drunk cops only care about themselves until they crash into a concrete abutment and die,

Plaster this asshole’s picture around the county to warn your children to never trust drunk cops.


23 posted on 05/18/2013 6:34:46 PM PDT by sergeantdave (No, I don't have links for everything I post)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
"If he wasn’t wearing a seatbelt he hit the trifecta!"

He wasn't wearing a seat belt. The other thing he needed to do was shoot himself with his Glock in the accident. That wreck looks walk-away survivable otherwise.


24 posted on 05/18/2013 7:17:42 PM PDT by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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<That wreck looks walk-away survivable otherwise.

I’m no expert, but it looks that way to me as well. Could he have been impaled by the steering wheel? It doesn’t even look like the windshield broke, damaged, yes, but it’s not like his body went through it. I wonder what happened?


25 posted on 05/18/2013 10:36:06 PM PDT by radiohead
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Found another article with the cause listed: blunt force trauma to the chest and abdomen.


26 posted on 05/18/2013 10:53:39 PM PDT by garandgal
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To: redreno

Play stupid games, win stupid prizes. RIP.


27 posted on 05/19/2013 8:50:42 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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