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  • Driver charged after VDOT contractor killed on I-95

    02/09/2018 11:14:05 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    CBS 6 News ^ | February 4, 2018 | CBS 6 News
    PRINCE GEORGE COUNTY, Va. -- A driver is facing charges after a Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) contractor was struck and killed while setting up a work zone on I-95 in Prince George County Saturday morning.Virginia State Police Sgt. Keeli L. Hill said the crash happened at 11:15 a.m. on southbound I-95 nearly three miles north of Route 602.Hill said 27-year-old Samantha C. Hughes, of Wilmington, North Carolina, was traveling southbound when she looked down and took her eyes off the road.That is when 25-year-old Dustin Michael Warden, of Carson, Virginia, was struck while he was out of his vehicle...
  • Man accused of killing 2 construction workers found guilty

    07/17/2016 8:12:58 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies
    WISH TV ^ | July 13, 2016 | Staff
    INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – A man accused of crashing into a construction zone and killing two workers was found guilty Wednesday. Indiana State Police said on May 9, 2014, Jordan Stafford of Fortville, 22 at the time, crashed his pickup into an arrow board and into two construction workers who were clearing cones to open a lane for the morning’s rush hour traffic. The construction zone was located on Interstate 69 southbound between 82nd and 96th streets. Rieth-Riley Construction workers Coty DeMoss, 24, of Noblesville and Kenneth Duerson Jr., 49, of Indianapolis were both killed. Officials said DeMoss and Duerson were...
  • Today is the biggest cell-phoning and texting-while-driving day off the year!

    11/28/2014 8:27:45 AM PST · by Bulwinkle · 9 replies
    Dang it's scary out there! Had to go out to get a new power cord
  • Woman, 59, dies days after being struck by bicyclist on Upper West Side

    09/22/2014 3:51:26 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 87 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 09/22/2014 | TINA MOORE
    A 59-year-old woman who was being kept alive by a ventilator after she was plowed down by a speed-demon bicyclist in a Central Park crosswalk has died, her family said Monday.
  • Witnesses: Man drove 90 mph with genitals hanging out the window

    04/11/2013 4:09:25 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 43 replies
    WJHL ^ | April 5, 2013 | WJHL
    KINGSPORT, TN (WJHL) - Three women testified against former Mount Carmel Vice-Mayor William Blakely, graphically recounting times he exposed himself while driving. News Channel 11 had the only reporter in court for Thursday's preliminary hearing in Kingsport. "I was scared that I was gonna wreck, he was gonna cause me to wreck," witness Deborah Sturgill said. "It seems that every victim would tell the same story. But I knew all the victims did not know each other," Kingsport Police Detective Terry Christian said. Personal accounts in Thursday's testimonies started the same - Blakely allegedly waving to get the drivers' attention,...
  • Motorcyclist clocked going 193 mph on Thruway stopped in Ulster County

    06/01/2012 12:56:44 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 43 replies
    <p>ROSENDALE (AP) -- Authorities say a 28-year-old Hudson Valley man has been charged with driving his motorcycle at nearly 200 mph in the rain on the New York State Thruway.</p> <p>State police say a trooper clocked Anthony Anderson of Poughkeepsie driving at 193 mph around 8 p.m. Wednesday in the southbound lanes of Interstate 87 just south of Albany. The trooper was able to get a description of the high-performance bike and alerted nearby Thruway patrols.</p>
  • At 147 mph, highway safety is just a blur

    09/17/2010 10:18:22 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 124 replies · 1+ views
    The Patriot-News ^ | September 17, 2010 | Liam Migdail-Smith
    Going 96 mph on a 65-mph highway is enough to land a speeder in serious legal trouble. That’s 31 mph over the speed limit, and it’s the threshold between a regular speeding violation and the more egregious offense of “excessive speeding,” which earns violators a meeting with the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation that they’ll likely walk out of with a suspended license. On Wednesday night, state police stopped a motorcyclist they said was clocked at 147 mph. That’s 82 mph over the limit. “That is probably the highest speed I’ve ever seen, and I’ve been at PennDOT nine years now,”...
  • Biden's Security Detail Slams Taxi in Midtown

    11/17/2009 5:27:43 PM PST · by Lorianne · 24 replies · 727+ views
    NBC New York ^ | 17 November 2009
    Vice President Joe Biden was in midtown today for a taping of the John Stewart show, and his security detail hit a bit of a snag while paving his way to the show. Three advance vehicles belonging to the NYPD were moving down 49th Street near 10th Avenue when they slammed into the back of a livery cab, officials said. The cars apparently had lights and sirens on at the time, officials said. Four people -- two NYPD officers and two civilians -- were injured, NYPD spokeswoman Barbara Chen said. Mr. Biden wasn't in the trail of cars at the...

    01/14/2009 5:17:04 AM PST · by shortstop · 207 replies · 2,877+ views | 01/14/09 | Bob Lonsberry
    Do you sing in the car? Or shout at the bonehead on your radio? If so, you could get pulled over. That's one of the potentical consequences of a stupid suggestion this week -- by the self-proclaimed National Safety Council -- that cell phones be banned in cars. They want them done away with. They say that the piecemeal banning of cell phones -- mostly in our most liberal states -- doesn't go far enough. They won't be happy until every cell phone in every car is turned off or broken. Specifically, they say that talking on a cell phone...
  • Gore glad his son is safe, being treated

    07/08/2007 7:39:18 AM PDT · by indcons · 34 replies · 682+ views
    LA Times ^ | July 6, 2007 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
    Former vice president says his youngest child's arrest in O.C. after pot and pills allegedly are found in his car is 'a private matter.' Former Vice President Al Gore said Thursday that he was glad his son was safe and getting treatment a day after the 24-year-old was arrested in Orange County on suspicion of illegally possessing marijuana and prescription drugs. "We love him very much," Gore told NBC's "Today" show, adding, "We are going to leave it as a private matter." Gore, who appeared on NBC to publicize this weekend's Live Earth concerts, also briefly discussed politics. He called...
  • Son is Gore's Al-batross (Semi-barf alert)

    07/08/2007 2:37:06 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies · 1,876+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | July 8, 2007 | Michael Daly
    With Al Gore in the news for battling global warming and Al Gore 3rd in the news for getting toasted, my favorite NYPD detective recalled a story that helps explain how father and son each became a particular kind of loser. The story was told to the detective by a Secret Service agent some years back as they worked security for a dignitary visiting New York. Such details largely consist of just standing there for as long as 12 hours and the talk turned to a day when the Secret Service agent was assigned to then-Vice President Gore. The detective...
  • Cleveland Heights Man Killed After Police Chase Called Off (ATF "gun suppression" patrols?)

    05/10/2007 9:00:33 AM PDT · by E Rocc · 44 replies · 2,353+ views
    Cleveland Heights Man Killed After Police Chase Called Off POSTED: 6:55 am EDT May 10, 2007 UPDATED: 11:31 am EDT May 10, 2007 CLEVELAND -- An innocent driver is dead and three suspects are in the hospital after a police chase came to a violent end Wednesday evening. The victim was John J. Rankins, 45, of Cleveland Heights. It happened at about 8:15 p.m., Sixth District police officers, vice and community service unit cars as well as an ATF agent were on gun suppression detail, an initiative to get guns off the streets. The law enforcement agents spotted a silver...
  • Court: High-speed chase suspects can't sue police

    04/30/2007 10:35:55 AM PDT · by Eyes Unclouded · 145 replies · 2,946+ views
    CNN Washington Bureau ^ | April 30, 2007 | Bill Mears
    WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday gave police officers significant protection from lawsuits by suspects who lead them on car chases. The justices ruled 8-1 against Georgia teenager Victor Harris, who was left a quadriplegic after a police vehicle rammed his car off the road in 2001. A police officer used "reasonable force" when ramming the teen's speeding car, the high court ruled. A videotape of the pursuit played a key role in the decision. "The car chase that [Harris] initiated in this case posed substantial and immediate risk of serious physical injury to others," Justice Scalia...

    03/09/2007 4:18:22 PM PST · by WestVirginiaRebel · 23 replies · 1,081+ views ^ | 03-09-07 | WestVirginiaRebel
    Shocking video you'll see only on NBC Augusta. A man drives his SUV through the Augusta Mall like he was driving on the street!That driver is in jail tonight charged with several serious crimes, including DUI."He drove through locked glass doors. Continued through the mall and made a left turn and proceeded toward where the new food court is. When he gets to the new food court, the vehicle turns right. The vehicle then drives through those glass doors and exits the mall," Lt. Tony Walden of the Richmond County Sheriff's Office said.
  • Crash sends 13 illegals to YRMC; nine later back out on street

    04/07/2006 10:22:26 AM PDT · by GoRepGo · 22 replies · 665+ views
    Yuma Sun ^ | Apr 6, 2006 | JEFFREY GAUTREAUX
    A loaded smuggling vehicle collided with a large pickup Thursday morning, sending 13 suspected illegal aliens to the hospital. Nine of those 13 were later released from the hospital but were not taken into Border Patrol custody — similar to a March 15 incident. Yuma County Sheriff's Capt. Eben Bratcher said the brown Ford Aerostar van was "absolutely" a smuggling vehicle and all those inside were illegal aliens. The van struck a lifted Ford F-250 truck at 8th Street and Dora Avenue at 7:57 a.m. Yuma Regional Medical Center spokeswoman Machele Headington said nine of the patients were treated and...
  • Kurt Busch Suspended After Citation for Reckless Driving

    11/14/2005 10:56:58 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 35 replies · 1,766+ views ^ | 11 13 05 | MIKE HARRIS
    AVONDALE, Ariz. (Nov. 13) - Roush Racing put up with Kurt Busch's reputation for reckless driving on the track. When the defending Nextel Cup champion was accused of doing it in his own car, the team had seen enough. Busch was suspended Sunday for the remainder of the NASCAR season after his run-in with police, who said he smelled of alcohol and was belligerent during a traffic stop Friday night. "It's the last straw for Roush Racing," team president Geoff Smith said Sunday. "We're officially retiring as Kurt Busch's apologists, effective today." Kenny Wallace replaced Busch for Sunday's race at...
  • Columbia officer draws weapon on Lt. Gov. at traffic stop (South Carolina Lt. Gov. Andre Bauer)

    05/06/2003 4:22:45 PM PDT · by wimpycat · 47 replies · 477+ views
    WIS-TV ^ | 5/6/2003 | Jack Kuenzie
    (Columbia) May 6, 2003 - The traffic stop happened shortly before noon in the 1500 block of Assembly Street. Officer J.L. Vanhouten caught up with a vehicle he says raced through two red lights at Calhoun and Assembly and Assembly and Blanding. The officer says the driver, Lieutenant Governor Andre Bauer , had been traveling at speeds up to 60 miles an hour in a 35 mile an hour zone. The officer's report says once the vehicle was stopped, the driver ran back toward the patrol car, in what Vanhouten says, was "an aggressive manner." The officer, unable to get...