It won't make a Fox special…

Eventually I’ll feel awake enough to be useful…

CVillians, there’s a little news story about a police chase that happened in and west of town this morning. Quite a list of offenses: “grand larceny, felony elude of a law enforcement officer, obstruction of justice, driving on a revoked license, reckless driving, vandalism and failing to obey a red light.” The reckless driving part includes passing me on the left on Garth Road where there’s no frakking lane to pass in! Jerk.

So I’m driving along Barracks where it becomes Garth, and this car followed by a police car turns onto the road behind me. Okay, it’s probably safe to assume that because of the other car in between, the cop isn’t trying to pull ME over. So either a) he’s pulling that guy over or b) he needs to get past both of us to an emergency. As I’m looking for a place to pull over in case it’s (b), the guy behind me pulls over to the left where the median is painted. And I think, “gee, that’s one way to get out of cop car’s way.” But then he’s speeding up and passing me, followed by the cop. That’s when I realize I’m witnessing a lowish-speed chase. And I can’t help but think, “c’mon, dude, really? You really think you’re getting away on these sparse roads with the cop right behind ya?” I promptly pulled over for cop car number 2, and watched 3 and 4 pass by later on. Lo and behold, the dude gets caught trying to escape on foot when he hits the end of a road. Again, seriously? What are you thinking?

I hope the owner of the car got it back in one piece!

1 comment for “It won't make a Fox special…

  1. Roy Roberts
    July 11, 2008 at 15:19

    Wow, I’d love to see someone try to get away with that in Richmond, they’d be run off the road by the GRTC buses with the rest of us.

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