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  • Cyclist filmed in terrifying knife attack on motorist in broad daylight in South London(tr)

    06/01/2018 9:04:48 AM PDT · by BBell · 29 replies ^ | 6/1/18 | PATRICK GRAFTON-GREEN
    Cyclist filmed in terrifying 'zombie-killer' knife attack on motorist in broad daylight in South LondonThis is the terrifying moment a cyclist pulled an enormous 'zombie-killer' knife on a driver in broad daylight in south London. The terrifying dashcam footage shows a blue Volkswagen drive out into London Road, Croydon, forcing a cyclist to swerve to avoid being hit. With the car stuck in a line of traffic and unable to move, the enraged cyclist pulls a massive blade out and launches a frenzied attack. Brandishing the knife, he kicks the vehicle and slashes at the windows while the driver cowers...
  • Motorist escapes injury in car versus couch collision on Interstate 86 near Pocatello airport

    09/26/2016 7:29:37 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    The Idaho State Journal ^ | August 6, 2016 | Journal Staff
    No one was hurt in a car versus couch wreck on Interstate 86 near Pocatello Regional Airport on Saturday night. The incident occurred around 9:30 p.m. when a motorist heading east on the interstate collided with a large couch that was sitting in the roadway. State police said fortunately the motorist was not injured but the car suffered heavy damage and was towed from the scene. Other vehicles struck debris from the couch after the initial impact but were not seriously damaged. An Idaho Transportation Department crew was called in to remove the couch from the interstate following the wreck....
  • Cop story that went viral ...

    08/01/2015 1:07:49 PM PDT · by Baynative · 5 replies
    Clarksville Now ^ | July 30, 2015 | Rob Selkow
    HILLVIEW, Ky. – A photo of Officer John Nissen with the Hillview Police Department in Louisville has gone viral after he consoled a woman who had just learned of her sister’s death. It happened July 24. Nissen received a call from dispatch about a distressed motorist, who had pulled over on the side of a road. “All we knew from the dispatch call was that there was a woman who was crying and needed help in her car. She opened the door for us when we approached, and I could see she was visibly upset,” he told People Magazine. The...
  • ssue 35: Cleveland's traffic cameras to be removed

    11/07/2014 8:49:30 AM PST · by OneLoyalAmerican · 6 replies
    WKYC-TV Cleveland | 7:06 a.m. EST November 5, 2014 | WKYC Staff
    A Gannett propaganda outlet is the source.
  • Police Fatally Shoot an Unarmed Driver on the Grand Central Parkway (National Guardsman)

    10/05/2012 9:48:53 AM PDT · by opentalk · 85 replies
    NY Times ^ | October 4, 2012 | J. David Goodman and Wendy Ruderman
    A New York police detective shot and killed an unarmed man, whose hands, a witness said, were on the steering wheel of his Honda, after he had been pulled over early Thursday for cutting off two police trucks on the Grand Central Parkway in Queens, the authorities said....The shooting, which occurred at 5:15 a.m., was the latest in a series of episodes in which police officers fatally shot or wounded civilians...A passenger in Mr. Polanco’s car, Diane Deferrari, said in a phone interview Thursday night that just before pulling the car over, officers appeared irate that Mr. Polanco had cut...
  • Trooper, motorist: Mysterious object fell from sky

    04/12/2012 9:20:09 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 44 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 4/12/12 | AP
    LITCHFIELD, Conn. (AP) — Authorities in northwestern Connecticut say they didn't find anything after a state trooper and another person reported a large object falling out of the sky in Litchfield. The Republican-American of Waterbury reports ( ) that a person driving in Litchfield at about 2 a.m. Tuesday reported that a green, glowing object the size of a whale fell from the sky and crashed into Bantam Lake. Officials say that at about the same time, a state trooper 10 miles away in Warren called dispatchers to report that something fell out of the sky and landed near Bantam...
  • Airmen pull motorist from burning vehicle

    07/10/2009 5:01:59 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 369+ views
    Air Force Link ^ | Senior Airman Dillon White, USAF
    7/10/2009 - MALMSTROM AIR FORCE BASE, Mont. (AFNS) -- Two members of the 341st Maintenance Operations Squadron rescued a resident of Belt, Mont., June 26 after his pickup struck a bridge, caught fire, left the road and came to a stop upside down in Belt Creek in Montana. Senior Airmen Christopher Zachary and Kyle Long where driving on Hughsville Road near Monarch when they stopped to tighten their truck's topper that shifted while driving over the dirt road's washboard surface. "We were just finishing up with the topper when he drove past us," Airman Zachary said. "It was a combination...
  • Motorists could be banned from leaving Britain over unpaid parking fines

    03/18/2009 10:41:37 AM PDT · by BGHater · 12 replies · 345+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 16 Mar 2009 | David Millward
    A million motorists with unpaid parking fines face being stopped from leaving the country. They risk being caught up in plans to recoup almost £1billion in outstanding fines and court orders imposed for criminal offences as well as driving ones. Ministers are examining whether to use powers to track the travel plans of everyone leaving the country under a system known as e-Borders to deal with the problem of unpaid fines. As disclosed by The Daily Telegraph, the scheme will track anyone leaving Britain including day-trippers, leisure sailors and even channel swimmers. The idea of using the system to detain...
  • CA: Motorist fee increases signed by governor (It's not a TAX, it's a FEE increase. Thx Gubinator!)

    10/15/2007 9:20:17 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 84 replies · 215+ views
    LA Times ^ | 10/15/07 | Patrick McGreevy
    SACRAMENTO — Acting on the last batch of bills from what experts called a disappointing regular legislative year, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Sunday signed into law a controversial increase in motorists' fees that is intended to raise millions to develop alternative fuel and clean-air technology. Consumer advocates condemned the bill for putting the costs on the backs of motorists rather than oil companies. Schwarzenegger also signed what became known as the "toxic toys" bill, which makes California the first state to prohibit the use of chemical compounds called phthalates in products designed for children under 3 years old. Making his...
  • Suburban St. Louis officer is fired after berating motorist

    09/21/2007 3:53:14 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 39 replies · 724+ views | AP ^ | 9/21/07
    ST. GEORGE, Mo. -- A suburban St. Louis police officer whose berating of a motorist was captured on video has lost his job. Aldermen in the tiny town St. George voted 5-0 to fire Sgt. James Kuehnlein. The vote occurred Monday in a session closed to the public. Notice of the firing was posted Wednesday at City Hall. Motorist Brett Darrow, 20, had a video recorder inside his car. He was at a commuter lot near Interstate 55 in the early hours of Sept. 7 when the officer approached the car. In a video that got wide viewership on the...
  • Missouri: Police Threaten, Detain Motorist for Parking After Hours[Transcript][Video]

    09/10/2007 4:12:39 PM PDT · by BGHater · 168 replies · 3,579+ views
    The ^ | 10 Sep 2007 | The Newspaper
    A St. George, Missouri police officer is caught on tape threatening to invent charges to arrest a motorist for parking after hours. A motorist who refused to discuss his personal business with a St. George, Missouri police officer was threatened with arrest last Friday. Brett Darrow, 20, no stranger to unconventional encounters with police, caught a St. George Police Sergeant named Kenline stating that he had the power to invent charges that would put Darrow behind bars. "Try and talk back... to me again," yelled Sergeant Kenline. "I bet I could say you resisted arrest or something. You want to...
  • 'Blind' motorist caught driving three times [claimed to be blind for ten years]

    05/11/2007 11:04:54 AM PDT · by bedolido · 3 replies · 286+ views ^ | 5-11-2007 | Staff Writer
    A motorist in Helsingborg has been ordered to pay back over a quarter of a million kronor in disability benefits after claiming to be blind for a period of ten years. The person in question was caught driving a car on three separate occasions while at the same time receiving benefits totalling 268,000 kronor ($38,500). The Swedish Social Insurance Agency (Försäkringskassan) explained its decision to request reimbursement in a letter to the individual concerned: "While investigating your case in the autumn of 2006, we received information suggesting that you cannot be considered sightless.
  • UK: Motorists to pay £1.34 a mile in rush hour

    11/16/2006 12:11:53 AM PST · by bruinbirdman · 46 replies · 866+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 11/16/06 | David Millward and George Jones
    A pay-as-you drive scheme moved a step closer yesterday with the inclusion of plans for pilot road pricing regulations in the Queen's Speech. The Department for Transport refused to rule out the possibility of motorists with gas-guzzlers paying more than those with more environmentally friendly cars. Regional trials will start in five years and the Government hopes to have a national scheme, with drivers possibly paying up to £1.34 a mile to drive on the busiest roads in rush-hour, in place by the middle of the next decade. The reluctance to rule out differential rates was seen by motoring groups...
  • CA: Motorist pleads innocent in death of SoCal CHP officer ("Mexican national" aka illegal charged)

    03/01/2006 11:08:15 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 19 replies · 677+ views
    A driver who was allegedly drunk when he struck and killed a California Highway Patrol officer last weekend pleaded innocent to vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, authorities said. Domingo Esqueda, 20, could face up to 16 years in prison if convicted of killing motorcycle officer John Bailey, 36, who was married and had four children. Esqueda was arraigned Tuesday in San Bernardino County Superior Court in Victorville. Authorities say Bailey was driving home to Adelanto Saturday night when he pulled over another motorist for investigation of drunk driving on Interstate 15 near Hesperia. Bailey was talking with the motorist on the...
  • Pregnant motorist dies in accident

    11/04/2005 4:20:04 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 9 replies · 342+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | November 4, 2005 | Ralph Ranalli
    A 31-year-old pregnant woman was killed yesterday when a man apparently drag racing on the Lowell Connector lost control of his car, which veered into the median strip at more than 90 miles per hour, became airborne, and landed on the woman's station wagon, police said. The driver of the Mercury, Carlos Rodriguez, 18, of Lowell, was ejected from his car and was taken to Lowell General Hospital with numerous injuries, State Police said. He was transferred to Brigham and Women's Hospital, where he was listed last night in critical condition, police said.
  • CA: Drugs found on SENTRI driver - Prescreened motorist in drug bust at U.S.-Mexico border ...

    06/24/2005 6:27:12 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 640+ views
    San Diego Union -Tribune ^ | 6/24/05 | AP - San Diego
    SAN DIEGO – A prescreened driver who passed a security background check was arrested with drugs in her car as she attempted to cross the U.S.-Mexico border, U.S. Customs officials said Friday. A suspicious Customs official stopped 21-year-old Jhuliana Aramis Cohen of Tijuana, Mexico in one of the SENTRI lanes at San Diego's San Ysidro crossing. Cohen was jailed Wednesday after a search turned up 202 pounds of marijuana in the trunk of her car. About 80,000 pay up to $129 each to enroll in SENTRI, or Secure Electronic Network for Travelers Rapid Inspection. Adele Fasano, field operations director for...
  • CA: LA motorist killed when tree falls on passing car (SUV in Tarzana)

    03/30/2005 6:28:26 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 39 replies · 986+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 3/30/05 | AP - Los Angeles
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - An elderly motorist was killed Wednesday when a large pine tree fell on top of his car on a San Fernando Valley street, the Fire Department said. The accident occurred as the man drove south on Reseda Boulevard in Tarzana. The tree trunk crushed the roof of the victim's SUV. What caused the tree to fall was unknown. Witness Mel Harrison told KABC-TV he heard a crack and saw the tree coming down.

    01/25/2005 6:32:30 AM PST · by FreeMarket1 · 119 replies · 2,596+ views ^ | Jan 25, 2005 | by staff reports
    IN VIRGINIA: DOUBLE JEOPARDY FOR SPEEDINGJan 25, 2005 - FreeMarketNews.comby staff reportsFreeMarketNews.Com, Jan. 25, 2005 - A bill has been introduced into the Virginia House of Delegates that would place an additional penalty on motorists who have received speeding tickets. The bill, cosponsored by two Republicans, Thomas Rust and David Albo, would add so-called “abuser fees.” A driver convicted of exceeding the speed limit by 30 mph in Virginia, would normally pay a fine of $100 with $50 in court costs, and have their license suspended for 90 days. The new plan would levy an additional $750 in fines on...
  • Texas Man Who Killed LA Motorist at Random Gets 52-Year Sentence

    06/27/2003 5:52:21 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 9 replies · 527+ views
    Alexandria, LA, Daily Town Talk ^ | 06-27-03 | Goodnight, Mandy M.
    <p>COLFAX - A Texas man accused of driving alongside another vehicle and killing the driver at random last year pleaded guilty Thursday.</p> <p>Jimmy Jack Maddox, 27, was sentenced to 52 years in state prison, Grant Parish District Attorney Jay Lemoine said.</p>