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  • Say Yes to Drivers' Cards—Because the Anti-Immigrant Reactionaries Among Us Are Wrong

    10/22/2014 2:48:56 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 14 replies
    Portland Mercury ^ | Denis C. Theriault
    PLEASE DON’T LET the fear-mongers among us—the nativists, the bigots, the racists, the speak-English-first types, etc.—have their way. If you vote no on Measure 88, which would allow Oregon to assign driver’s cards to people who can’t (or just won’t) produce documents proving their legal residency in the United States, that’s exactly what you’ll be doing. You’ll be just as horrible as groups like Protect Oregon Drivers Licenses and Oregonians for Immigration Reform, who have been spreading manure piles of misinformation about what’s actually at stake—including some unconscionable references to September 11. (SNIP) How do we know the sky won’t...
  • Flying Underpants Cause Highway Crash

    10/21/2014 10:28:42 PM PDT · by Patriot777 · 31 replies
    Reuters ^ | Jul 22, 10:27 am ET | unknown
    BERLIN (Reuters) - A pair of flying underpants caused a crash on a German highway when they landed on a driver's face and blocked his view, police said Tuesday. A police spokesman in the central town of Gotha said one of a group of naked men in a van threw the underwear into a Volkswagen Passat as they passed it on a busy stretch of one of Germany's notoriously speedy autobahns. "The underpants landed on the driver's face, causing him to ram the truck ahead from behind," said the spokesman, adding that he did not know why the men were...
  • Heslam: Parents rocked as driver hits son, two others

    05/16/2014 6:51:29 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 4 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | May 16, 2014 | Jessica Heslam
    Six-year-old Larry DaSilva said he just closed his eyes as the car that authorities say was driven by a schizophrenic Brockton woman off her meds plowed into him and two other children as they crossed the street to their school bus. The collision sent the first-grader and his race car backpack flying six to seven feet in the air in front of his horrified father, knocking off his Air Jordan sneakers, one of which become lodged under one of the car’s wheels.
  • Driver sues boy she struck and killed

    04/27/2014 12:57:33 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 23 replies
    News.com.au ^ | April 27, 2014
    A woman who hit three teenage boys on bikes while driving, killing one and injuring the other two, is suing the dead teen for the emotional trauma she suffered. Mother-of-three Sharlene Simon, 42, is also suing the other two boys and the dead boy’s family for $1.35 million in damages due to her psychological suffering, including depression, anxiety, irritability and post-traumatic stress.
  • Vanity: need WINDOWS 7 HELP on sound driver and picture preview in Win Explorer

    01/09/2014 4:47:47 PM PST · by RaceBannon · 43 replies
    self | 01/09/2014 | RaceBannon
    Okay, I need some expertise here My sound driver keeps cutting out, videos wont play, sound wont work once it starts videos play 2 or 3 seconds and stop, if I click on the position icon on the progress bar, they begin again but stop, no sound Also, my picture preview in Windows Explorer has stopped working rebooting doesn't change the picture preview, but the sound driver seems to come back on sometimes When I shut down, my windows exit sound usually comes back on, too
  • ‘She’s going to kill us!’ kids screamed as boozed up Columbus bus driver drove school children home

    11/29/2013 3:09:33 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 29 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | November 28, 2013 | Sasha Goldstein
    As a boozed-up school bus driver careened down Columbus, Ohio, city streets, terrified children yelled “She’s going to kill us!” cops and witnesses say. Tia Denton, 51, was nearly three times over the legal .08 blood alcohol content limit and way off her route as she took turns too fast and dropped of her young charges Monday. Concerned parents and district transportation officials took notice and called cops about the erratic — and tardy — driver, the Columbus Dispatch reports. One witness said her three grandchildren, ages 6, 9, and 10 years old were an hour late and dropped off...
  • Driver cited for wearing Google Glass may be first in nation

    11/02/2013 2:40:12 AM PDT · by imardmd1 · 15 replies
    Jewish World Review/MCT News ^ | November1, 2013 | Tony Perry
    Excerpt: Yes, you can get a ticket for driving while wearing the new eyewear-like Google Glass wearable computer, which is now being tested nationwide for possible entry into the consumer market. Cecilia Abadie, 44, who lives in Temecula and works at a golf store in San Diego, got just such a ticket Tuesday night after being stopped for speeding by a California Highway Patrol officer. Quickly, Abadie posted a note on the Internet: "A cop just stopped me and gave me a ticket for wearing Google Glass while driving! ... Is Google Glass illegal while driving or is this cop...
  • Kimberlé Crenshaw’s Toxic Race Tour at Cornell University

    10/19/2013 12:05:05 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 7 replies
    PJ Media ^ | October 19, 2013 | J. Christian Adams
    We have yet more evidence that parts of academia are fully engaged in dividing Americans along racial lines and indoctrinating students with fringe and toxic racial ideas. From the Cornell Daily Sun: Kimberle Crenshaw ’81, Critical Race Theorist, Returns to The Hill (emphasis all mine): Visiting Cornell, a prominent theorist on issues of race and gender equality said recent Supreme Court cases addressing affirmative action and voting rights have devastated the progress of the civil rights era at a lecture Thursday. Prof. Kimberlé Crenshaw ’81, law, University of California, Los Angeles and Columbia Law School spoke as part of her...
  • SEE IT: Pack of motorcyclists chase driver, his wife and child in SUV, attack him in upper Manhattan

    09/30/2013 7:47:03 AM PDT · by Nachum · 267 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | 9/30/13 | Joe Kemp
    The man’s Range Rover was surrounded by several bikers on the West Side Highway on Sunday. One biker apparently cut the driver off and slammed on the brakes just before the SUV bumped his rear tire. But when the driver stopped, several bikers began to damage his SUV. Cops are investigating. A pack of bikers pummeled a driver in upper Manhattan on Sunday, after a wild chase that began with a fender bender on the West Side Highway, cops said. The brawl erupted after the victim — who was driving his wife and their young child — became surrounded by...
  • Google Street View driver in triple crash and run

    09/14/2013 9:51:17 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies
    FRance24 ^ | 9/14/13 | AFP
    AFP - A driver collecting video data for internet giant Google's Street View feature in Indonesia slammed into two vehicles after trying to flee responsibility for an earlier crash, police said Saturday. The Indonesian man had been driving a Subaru hatchback ... when he hit a public minivan. "He did accompany the minivan driver to the garage, but he said he was scared the repair fee would be high, so he got in his damaged car and fled," Bogor district police operations chief Hendra Gunawan told AFP. ... "He has been released and all the payments for the vehicles have...
  • Truck Driver Nearly Beaten to Death By Police For Not Signing Traffic Ticket

    09/09/2013 5:08:03 AM PDT · by rawhide · 102 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 5-19-13
    BERKELEY, CA -- A truck driver was beaten within an inch of his life by California Highway Patrol for not signing a traffic ticket that he could not read. The driver, who broke no laws, was beaten so badly that he woke up in a trauma hospital. Olegs Kozacenko, a local resident originally from Russia, was pulled over and cited by police for allegedly driving too many hours in one day. Kozacenko refused to sign the ticket because he had not or could not read it. CHP Officers didn't take kindly to the driver's refusal to sign. Two officers, one...
  • Nuts… Second Grader Suspended for Holding a Pencil Like a Gun (Video)

    05/07/2013 9:36:38 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 41 replies
    thegatewaypundit.com ^ | 5-7-2013 | Jim Hoft
    The liberal insanity continues… Little seven-year-old Christopher Marshall was suspended from school for holding a pencil like a gun. He was pretending to be a Marine. That’s not allowed at his school. [video] The boy has good grades and has never caused any problems in classes before. FOX 43 reported, via Legal Insurrection: A Suffolk school suspended a second grader for pointing a pencil at another student and making gun noises. Seven-year-old Christopher Marshall says he was playing with another student in class Friday, when the teacher at Driver Elementary asked them to stop pointing pencils at each other. “When...
  • Driver Crashes Into San Jose Walmart And Attacks Customers

    03/31/2013 5:42:07 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 62 replies
    CBS Bay Area ^ | 03-31-13
    Four Walmart customers were injured in San Jose Sunday morning after a suspect crashed a vehicle into the store and started assaulting people, a San Jose police spokesman said.
  • 'The Punisher' takes vengeance on Russia's bad drivers

    03/10/2013 10:33:48 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 19 replies
    NBC News ^ | 3/10/13 | Baruch Ben-Chorin
    Dubbed "The Punisher," Alexei Volkov takes a zero-tolerance approach to being cut off while driving his bus on Russia's roads. Day or night, rain, snow or shine, whenever an errant driver gets in his way, Volkov rams his bus into the offending vehicle without apology -- and records it all on his dashboard camera. The bus driver then documents the collisions by posting the video footage on YouTube.
  • Driver crashes into wall at Patrick Air Force Base after possible road rage incident

    10/03/2012 3:14:44 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather
    WFTV ^ | Oct. 3, 2012 | WFTV
    BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. — A driver crashed into a wall at Patrick Air Force Base early Wednesday morning, according to Brevard County officials. The passenger said another driver was swerving along the Pineda Causeway and cut them off.
  • Bus Driver Walkout Strands Students

    08/18/2012 2:52:49 AM PDT · by FunkyZero · 11 replies
    TheIndyChannel.com ^ | 9:57 pm EDT August 17, 2012 | TheIndyChannel.com
    INDIANAPOLIS -- At least 12,000 Indianapolis Public School students were stuck at school Friday afternoon after dozens of bus drivers called in to work.
  • Brewers, 'Dancing' cut in on Tuesday night election coverage (WI)

    04/02/2012 5:41:35 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 5 replies
    JS ONLINE ^ | 4-2-12 | Duane Dudek
    Tuesday will be tough sledding for anyone with difficulty keeping more than one thought in his or her head at the same time. Because three events - sports, entertainment and political - will be vying for our attention. Primary among them is a primary election with the still unsettled race for the Republican presidential nomination and various local races on the ballot. Add a recall vote later this spring and the state's likely status as a battleground in this fall's presidential election, and the national news media is drawn like mice to the cheese state. Ed Schultz, host of MSNBC's...
  • Before fatal crash, wrong-way driver screamed: 'You guys ready to die?

    02/09/2012 6:59:00 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 13 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | February 08, 2012 | Carlos Sadovi
    As Gustavo Vargas drove off from a Harvey strip club after a night of drinking for the Super Bowl, he kept taunting his three buddies by screaming, "You guys ready to die? You guys ready to die?" His friends thought he was just "fooling around" but grew worried as Vargas kept yelling and "driving crazy" down the highway. Eduardo Rodriguez, sitting in the back seat, said he and his friends Jorge Pina and Armando Ruiz warned Vargas for what seemed like an hour not to do anything foolish.
  • Jimmy Hoffa’s Driver Says He Was Buried In Cement Foundations Of GM Headquarters

    12/25/2011 10:43:02 PM PST · by Nachum · 77 replies · 2+ views
    Pat Dollard ^ | 12/25/11 | Daily Mail
    The disappearance of Teamsters union boss Jimmy Hoffa remains one of America’s most enduring mysteries. But now, nearly four decades after Hoffa vanished, his driver has claimed he knows where he is buried – and how he got there. Marvin Elkind said Hoffa was killed by a mob enforcer and buried in the foundations of the towering General Motors’ HQ in Detroit, Michigan. ‘It was his own people who did it,’ Mr Elkind said in excerpts of a new book published in the New York Post, adding Mafia member Tony Jack insinuated he was responsible.
  • Unlicensed driver crashes van into furniture store

    11/21/2011 1:35:13 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies
    SFgate.com ^ | 11/21/11 | AP
    Bell, Calif. (AP) -- An unlicensed driver is in jail after crashing a van into a Southern California furniture store. Sgt. Albert Rusas says the 27-year-old man has been booked for investigation of drunken driving and felony hit and run. He remained in jail Monday morning. ... The driver, whose name is being withheld, tried to run away.
  • Driver Gets Off Bus in Rural Missouri & Leaves Passengers Stranded For 8 Hours

    11/21/2011 6:28:38 AM PST · by servo1969 · 79 replies
    thegatewaypundit.com ^ | November 20, 2011 | Jim Hoft
    A Greyhound bus driver got off her bus in Charleston, Missouri and walked away. She left the passengers stranded for 8 hours before another driver took them to St. Louis. ------------ Passengers say it was a travel nightmare. A Greyhound bus bound for St. Louis was stranded all night at a truck-stop after the driver got off the bus and never came back. Passengers say the first problem on the trip happened in Sikeston. They say the driver kicked a passenger, 65, off the bus in Sikeston because she didn’t like what he was saying. The bus continued North on...
  • President Obama’s uncle wants OUI case tossed

    11/17/2011 10:46:58 AM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 17 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | November 17, 2011 | Marie Szaniszlo
    President Obama’s illegal alien half-uncle argued in court today his arrest on a drunken driving charge this summer violated his constitutional rights and he wants evidence suppressed and the case thrown out. Onyango Obama’s lawyer filed a motion to suppress in Framingham District Court today, claiming he questions the legality of the illegal alien’s Aug. 24 arrest on a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol and whether the arrest violated Obama’s Fourth Amendment rights against unlawful search and seizure. The motion is to suppress the entire traffic stop by police that night, on claims Obama was not committing...
  • Illegal immigration is not to blame for fatality, Patrick says

    08/27/2011 6:51:37 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 56 replies · 1+ views
    Boston Globe - ^ | August 27, 2011 | Maria Sacchetti
    Governor Deval Patrick said yesterday that he shared the community’s outrage over the death of a 23-year-old Milford man struck last week by an alleged drunk driver who was also an illegal immigrant. But the governor urged people not to blame the death on illegal immigration.Matthew Denice was on his motorcycle last Saturday when he was hit in Milford and dragged for a quarter-mile. Nicolas Guaman, a 34-year-old immigrant from Ecuador, has pleaded not guilty to charges that include vehicular homicide while under the influence. “It’s a terrible, terrible tragedy,’’ Patrick said at the end of a news conference about...
  • Cops: Illegal immigrant drove drunk in Framingham (Obama from Kenya)

    08/26/2011 4:16:31 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 71 replies
    The MetroWest Daily News ^ | August 26, 2011 | Norman Miller
    FRAMINGHAM — A Framingham man illegally in the country from Kenya was drunk when he nearly ran his sport utility vehicle into a police car Wednesday night on Waverly Street, police said. After the near crash, Onyango Obama, 67, told Officer Val Krishtal that Krishtal should have yielded to his Mitsubishi SUV, according to a report filed yesterday in Framingham District Court. Krishtal said he and another driver had to slam on their brakes to avoid hitting the SUV, which rolled through a stop sign and took a quick left turn.
  • The Bicycle, The Blue Honda and The Broken Water

    07/20/2011 12:18:29 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies
    DCist ^ | July 19, 2011 | Martin Austermuhle
    <p>Usually, when we hear that a cyclist and a driver got into an altercation, the end result is rarely a good one. This time, it was, well, interesting.</p> <p>Dupont Circle is closed by police--cop cars, bike police, fire truck, ambulance all blocking traffic because of an incident between a bike commuter and a car commuter.</p>
  • $159K bus driver no longer tops the list of highest earners in Madison city government

    06/07/2011 6:19:39 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 7 replies
    Madison's highest paid employee no longer drives a bus - not even close. Only one Metro Transit driver used overtime and other extra earnings to make more than $100,000 in 2010, down from seven six-figure-salary operators the previous year, a Wisconsin State Journal analysis of city records shows. In fact, after Metro added more drivers and spread overtime work, operators dropped from the city's 25 top earners last year. "We need to be true to our mission - safety, reliability and cost-effective service," Kamp said. "I think we're on a sustainable course." Bus driver John E. Nelson made $113,973 to...
  • Ohio Democrat politicians delay deportation of illegal immigrant

    11/24/2010 8:26:18 AM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 11 replies
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | Wednesday, November 24, 2010 10:20 AM
    CINCINNATI -- A U.S. senator and congressman from Ohio have helped gain some time for an 18-year-old Guatemalan facing deportation to the homeland he left at age 3. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports that federal immigration officials confirmed last night that they will hold off for now on the deportation of Bernard Pastor. Sen. Sherrod Brown and Rep. Steve Driehaus -- both Democrats -- are appealing to federal authorities on Pastor's behalf. Pastor was arrested last week when he was unable to produce a driver's license after a minor accident. Authorities then concluded he was in this country illegally. His supporters...
  • Witness: Teen Taking Driving Test Hits DMV

    10/14/2010 4:33:35 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 14 replies · 1+ views
    WTAE ^ | October 13, 2010
    COLLIER TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- A teenager who had just passed his driving test crashed into a state driver license center in western Pennsylvania Wednesday. The crash happened Wednesday afternoon as the teen was trying to leave the parking lot of a driver license center in the Chartiers Valley Shopping Center on Washington Pike in the Pittsburgh suburb of Bridgeville. Witness Tyler Cherilla said that a young driver appeared to be taking a test with an instructor when the car went through a window, sending glass shattering inside the center. "I was sitting inside getting my picture taken and looked over...
  • Driver Fined $100 For Having Goat In Trunk

    08/23/2010 12:23:03 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 55 replies
    BEDFORD, Va. -- A driver has been convicted of animal cruelty and fined $100 after Virginia authorities found a goat stuffed in the trunk of her car. Bedford County sheriff's deputies discovered the goat bound and in the trunk during a drunken driving checkpoint in June. Fiona Ann Enderby of Washington, D.C., told police she bought the goat from a farmer to give to four passengers in her car, who are from Kenya but reside in Lynchburg in central Virginia.
  • Acting U.S. Solicitor General Represented Osama Bin Laden's Driver; Denied That Battle Against....

    08/03/2010 7:05:40 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 30 replies · 63+ views
    Acting U.S. Solicitor General Represented Osama Bin Laden’s Driver; Denied That Battle Against Terrorism Is A War Tuesday, August 03, 2010 By Fred Lucas, Staff Writer (CNSNews.com) – Neal Katyal, who became the acting U.S. solicitor general when Elena Kagan was nominated to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court, previously served as the legal counsel of record for the man who worked as Osama bin Laden’s driver from February 1996 through November 2001. Salim Ahmed Hamdan, who underwent training at an al Qaeda camp, was charged with transporting weapons to al Qaeda operatives. The Hamden case culminated in the 2006...
  • Police: Big rig driver dies after intentionally crashing truck to collect insurance

    07/07/2010 8:18:06 AM PDT · by Willie Green · 8 replies
    KHOU ^ | Tuesday, July 06, 2010 | khou.com staff
    HOUSTON—One man may have accidentally caused his own death after he intentionally crashed his vehicle on the Highway 59 North feeder road early Tuesday, according to police. Police found the man's body after responding to a fatal accident call on the 59/Eastex Freeway at Cavalcade around 2 a.m. Police said the witness on the scene was a friend who was traveling behind the victim's big rig. The witness said they were driving on the feeder road when his friend suddenly fell out of the big rig. Police said the victim’s wounds were not consistent with the story and they called...
  • Naked woman leads officers on chase

    06/22/2010 4:25:45 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 28 replies · 1+ views
    AP (KSL.com) ^ | June 22, 2010
    WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah (AP) -- Police say a woman is undergoing a mental evaluation after leading officers on a bizarre chase while she wasn't wearing any clothes. Officers say she stole two cars, including a police cruiser, and crashed both before she was subdued with a stun gun Tuesday. West Valley City police Capt. Tom McLachlan says the woman is in her early 30s, but her name is not being released for now. He says doctors need to finish the medical assessment before police decide...charges she may face. McLachlan says doctors do not believe drugs or alcohol were involved......
  • MPS School Board reacts to waste dropping bus driver

    05/19/2010 3:48:28 AM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 12 replies · 710+ views
    fox6now ^ | 05/18/10 | Jake Miller FOX 6 Reporter
    WITI-TV, MILWAUKEE - We're getting answers from the school district where the bus driver worked. Shock and amazement is the reaction from school board directors, and two of her co-workers. A defecating school bus driver was fired after being caught on camera. The video shows the bus driver going to the bathroom inside a First Student bus, and dumping the waste on the street.
  • Woman guilty in fatal 'nail polish' crash

    05/06/2010 9:51:29 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 21 replies · 805+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | May 6, 2010 | Ruth Fuller
    Had Lora Hunt been eating a sandwich or dialing her cell phone instead of polishing her nails when she struck and killed a motorcyclist, she would not now stand convicted of reckless homicide, her lawyer contends. But prosecutor Mike Mermel said there's a big difference between polishing nails and other forms of distracted driving. "It is not the same as biting a sandwich … it's a voluntary disablement," he said. "She might as well have been in the back seat making a sandwich."
  • Sudbury man nabbed for driving drunk to prison

    04/09/2010 12:43:05 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 5 replies · 350+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | April 8, 2010 | Laura Crimaldi
    A Sudbury, Mass. man is facing another drunk driving charge after he allegedly drove under the influence to a Vermont prison to serve a two-day sentence for an earlier drunk driving offense. Timothy Carney, 42, appeared Tuesday between 4 and 5:30 p.m. in the Windsor District Court, where a judge imposed the sentence and ordered him to report to the Southern State Correctional Facility in Springfield by 5:30 p.m., said Deputy State Attorney David Cahill.
  • BSO: Man with 19 license suspensions arrested in fatal Pompano Beach hit-and-run

    03/24/2010 8:06:49 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 2 replies · 394+ views
    A man with at least 19 driver's license suspensions has been arrested in connection with an October hit-and-run crash in Pompano Beach that killed one man and injured another, the Broward Sheriff's Office said Wednesday. Paul H. Paraison, 28, of Pompano Beach, was arrested Monday after a traffic stop along the 1200 block of North Federal Highway.
  • Passengers left stunned after Muslim bus driver pulls over and begins praying in the aisle

    02/08/2010 1:15:37 PM PST · by Nachum · 33 replies · 1,132+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 2/8/10 | staff
    A Muslim bus driver stunned passengers when he pulled over and started praying in the aisle - with the engine still running. The driver parked without warning then rolled out a fluorescent jacket as an improvised prayer mat. He took off his shoes, knelt down facing Mecca, and began to chant. The prayer session held up the bus for more than five minutes with no-one able to get on or off. Passenger Gayle Griffiths complained to Transport for London about the bizarre incident on the No.24 bus in Gospel Oak, north London, this week
  • FBI Gunfight Leaves Mich. Suspect Dead: Suspect Was Leader of Sect Seeking Islamic State in U.S.

    10/28/2009 9:26:28 PM PDT · by iowamark · 15 replies · 974+ views
    ABC News ^ | 10/28/2009 | JASON RYAN and PIERRE THOMAS
    FBI agents hoping to break up an alleged interstate crime ring dealing in arson, fraud and possibly stolen vehicles, ended up in a gunfight at a Detroit-area warehouse, after which a suspect lay dead. The FBI sought to arrest Luqman Ameen Abdullah, a.k.a. Christopher Thomas, 53, who a criminal complaint said was the imam of a radical fundamentalist Sunni group called Masjid Al-Haqq that seeks to establish a sovereign Islamic state inside the United States... Abdullah and 10 others were charged today in a criminal complaint with conspiracy and theft of interstate shipments, mail fraud to obtain the proceeds of...
  • Drunk Drivers Can Get Free Funeral In Rome

    12/29/2009 8:54:58 PM PST · by Lmo56 · 1 replies · 244+ views
    Wsbtv ^ | 12/29/2009 | AP
    ROME, Ga. -- Planning to drink and drive this New Year's? A north Georgia funeral home has a deal for you. Between now and noon Thursday, drivers can visit McGuire, Jennings and Miller Funeral Home in Rome to sign a contract stating they plan to drink or take drugs and then drive on New Year's Eve. If they die in a wreck that day, the funeral home will give them a free burial.
  • Truck driver arrested for urinating into woman's apartment

    12/14/2009 10:17:10 AM PST · by Nachum · 61 replies · 1,681+ views
    Japan Today ^ | 12/14/09 | staff
    CHIBA — Police on Friday arrested a truck driver Friday on suspicion of property damage after he allegedly urinated on a towel at the entrance of the apartment belonging to a woman he liked. Police said that 22-year-old Yuuki Oshima, a resident of Noda Cioty, visited the woman’s apartment after midnight on Nov 19 and urinated through the mail slot in the door onto a towel that was hung inside to keep people from peeping into the apartment. Police said Oshima admits to the charges, and quoted him as saying, “I absolutely went crazy for her the first time I...
  • Driver dies after truck plummets from Bay Bridge at S-curve

    11/09/2009 7:36:46 AM PST · by SmithL · 120 replies · 3,579+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 11/9/9 | Henry K. Lee, Chronicle Staff Writer
    <p>A truck driver died early today after losing control on the Bay Bridge S-curve at high speed and plummeting 200 feet below to Yerba Buena Island, the most serious collision yet since the new detour was installed, the California Highway Patrol said.</p>
  • So. Korean woman passes driver's exam on 950th try

    11/06/2009 9:22:55 PM PST · by Justaham · 13 replies · 670+ views
    SEOUL, South Korea – A woman in South Korea who tried to pass the written exam for a driver's license with near-daily attempts since April 2005 has finally succeeded on her 950th time. The aspiring driver spent more than 5 million won ($4,200) in application fees, but until now had failed to score the minimum 60 out of a possible 100 points needed to get behind the wheel for a driving test. Cha Sa-soon, 68, finally passed the written exam with a score of 60 on Wednesday, said Choi Young-chul, a police official at the drivers' license agency in Jeonju,...
  • IL: Driver suspended for wearing pink tie for cancer

    10/15/2009 4:42:41 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 40 replies · 1,100+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 10/15/09 | AP
    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – A Springfield Mass Transit District bus driver has received a one-day unpaid suspension for wearing a pink necktie to help raise awareness for breast cancer. The driver, 46-year-old William Jones, had to serve the suspension, but his action led the transit district to agree that employees could wear pink on Fridays October in recognition of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Jones, who said he planned to file a formal grievance, said he has had a number of relatives who have battled cancer, including a grandmother, a sister, several cousins and a niece.
  • Armless getaway driver leads police a merry dance

    09/14/2009 2:45:59 PM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 19 replies · 752+ views
    the register ^ | 9-14-09 | Lester Haines
    An semi-armless teenager who acted as getaway driver on a jewellery heist, driving at 100mph during a police pursuit "despite needing somebody to change the gears for him", has escaped jail, the Telegraph reports. John Smith, 18 - who has no arms below the elbow - was in charge of a Ford Focus during the robbery of Ernest Jones in Hempstead Valley shopping centre near Rainham, Kent, on 17 December last year.
  • Stoughton girl struck in crosswalk yesterday dies

    06/14/2009 6:27:46 PM PDT · by raccoonradio · 19 replies · 889+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 06/14/09 | Laurel J. Sweet
    The 4-year-old Stoughton girl run down in a crosswalk by an elderly driver yesterday has died, Norfolk District Attorney William R. Keating’s office announced this morning. Diya Patel was hospitalized in a coma at Tufts Medical Center in Boston, but did not survive the night after being hit on her scooter by an 89-year-old woman at the wheel of a Toyota Camry on Washington Street in Stoughton late yesterday morning. According to Keating’s spokesman David Traub, the collision remains under investigation by the Stoughton Police Department with assistance from state police, and no charges against the driver have been announced.
  • Where the Worst Drivers Live

    05/31/2009 11:03:37 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 59 replies · 2,845+ views
    The worst drivers in America live in New York. Of course, you knew that. You've been in the Holland Tunnel. But now, we have proof. GMAC Insurance has released the results of its National Drivers Test for 2009. The test, which measures basic knowledge of driving laws, was given to more than 5,000 drivers from all 50 states and the District of Columbia -- and New Yorkers finished last. Last year's loser, New Jersey, improved its score just enough to leap over New York. Hawaii, California and Georgia rounded out the bottom five. Idaho and Wisconsin drivers tied for the...
  • Cops: Driver was under influence of bowl of cereal

    05/18/2009 12:53:18 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 34 replies · 704+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/18/09 | AP
    NEEDHAM, Mass. – A Massachusetts man may wish he had breakfast in bed instead of in his car. Police said a man who was stopped for erratic driving on Central Avenue last week was eating a bowl of cereal and milk while he drove. He told officers he was hungry. ... Schlittler didn't know what kind of cereal the driver was eating.
  • Report: Boston Trolley Driver Was Hired With Transgender Minority Status

    05/12/2009 11:50:54 AM PDT · by anniegetyourgun · 13 replies · 792+ views
    FoxNews ^ | 5/12/09
    The 24-year-old Boston trolley driver who allegedly was texting his girlfriend when he slammed into another trolley last week was hired as a minority because of his transgender status, according to a state transportation official. Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority spokesman Joe Pesaturo told ABC News that there was "nothing unusual" in the hiring of Alden Quinn, and that he was picked out of a hiring lottery in 2004.
  • Woman painting nails behind the wheel kills another driver (motorcyclist)

    05/05/2009 9:11:45 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 20 replies · 1,353+ views
    nbc 13 ^ | 5-5-09
    NBC NewsChannel Published: May 5, 2009 A Chicago area motorist has admitted to police that she was painting her fingernails when she struck and killed a motorcyclist over the weekend. Anita Zaffke, of Lake Zurich, was stopped at a traffic light when she was hit from behind by a Chevy Impala at a stop light Saturday evening. “It appears to be a tragic accident and it appears Zaffke did nothing wrong,“ Lake County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Scott Morrison said. “She was just in the wrong place at the wrong time and she could not have done anything to avoid it.“...
  • Face of Defense: Former Car Salesman Drives Army Trucks

    04/27/2009 4:15:15 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 313+ views
    Face of Defence ^ | 1st Lt. Christopher Gregg, USA
    BAGHDAD, April 27, 2009 – Not long ago, Army Pfc. Paul Henry was a car salesman in Marion, Ill., a divorced father of two children who was looking for something different in his life. So he decided to enlist in the Army. Army Pfc. Paul Henry, 42, was a car salesman before he decided to enlist in the Army and train with recruits who were half his age. U.S. Army Photo by 1st Lt. Christopher Gregg  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. “It’s something I’ve always wanted to do,” Henry said. “When I quit selling cars, I wanted to...