Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Long Island, NY
Joe_mm [and all]
Here's a little advise: Hit the power switch on your computer, go to your local police station, and file a report.
What if you get a knock on your door next week from two undercover cops who arrest you for 2nd degree reckless endangerment and unlawful imprisonment?
How can this happen? You stated yourself you were at one time 2-3 car lengths behind them and it did not take long to catch up. You intentionally increased you rate of speed to persue them, possibly endangering your welfare, their welfare, and the welfare of the others on the road. You also stated you pulled over and stopped in FRONT of them. They can state you forced them to stop their car by intentionally blocking/cornering them in. You yelled at them for a few minutes, walked around the car looking for tags, and eventually drove off. Still yelling at them.
How do you know they didn't jot down your tags and go play crying game to an officer???
'He slammed on his brakes intentionally for no reason and I think I might have tapped his bumper. I wanted to do the right thing and wait for police but he got out of his car screaming and yelling. This continued for 2-3 minutes while he ran around our car like a crazed man. We were scared so we left the scene in search of help and safety from an officer of the law but he then he took off on his own"
The above statement is given under oath, with parental consent, and teenage tears in their eyes.
Why did they make the statement? Why are there tears in their eyes? Because they're GUILTY, SCARED, and they're parents are smart and made them do it.
99% of you are going to ask to have me banned from DI.NET.
The other 1% is going to advise me to write a novel when I get out of whatever mental institution I am in.
In my case: I persued someone for running me off the road, sending my wife and myself into a 180, and eventually into oncoming traffic. I finally got in front of them. I did so in my opinion cautiously, cause I'm a good driver. Never once screamed or gave them the finger [I respect my Wife too much to do that]. I simply wanted them to pull over and review the damage done to my Wife's Toyota Celica [$600 front end work]. I never got their tags. When I got out of our car that just so happened to in FRONT of their's, they took off, almost taking me out! I never got their tags. ...BUT THEY GOT OURS ALRIGHT!!
Knock knock knock came the officer's a week later. I won't bore you with the details but after about 8 months, 2 $$$LAWYERS$$$, and a desire not to go to jail for upward of 1 year, I stood my ground and choose not plea guilty to anything the DA offered. I was given a 6 month ACOD. ...I was a good-boy for 6 months and my case was dismissed, finger prints and report destroyed. My slate is CLEAN.
Next time: get out, ask if an Ambulance is necessary, and get back in your car. Keep your trap shut and wait for the cops. ...Always carry a cell and make sure you're the first to place the call.
BTW - I'm a 30 something 5'8" 200 lb LAN Systems Analyst that was wearing a suit / tie / dress shoes on his way home from work with his wife when this happened.
BTWx2 - Any Officers of the law with us? What would your advise be to our fellow board members? How should Joe have handled his situation?
BTWx3 - If you're ever arrested, SHUT THE FUCK UP!! Make sure your maranda rights are read to you and you understand them. Then continue to SHUT THE FUCK UP!! Anything you say CAN AND WILL BE USED AGAINST YOU IN A COURT OF LAW. So SHUT THE FUCK UP!! Make your call, get bailed out, go deplete your bank accounts. Give your money to the best LAWYER your money will hire.
BTWx4 - I still think to this day the Woman who had me arrested had some type of relationship with an officer ...family, spouse, etc. Though the arresting officer befriended me, never read me my rights and I found out the hard way he used everything I said against me.
Last edited by davescanoe; 12-12-2003 at 11:15 PM.