atomic_fungus (atomic_fungus) wrote,

#2350: Now that IS interesting.

It turns out that the guy who was arrested for going on a two-state shooting spree--and who was able to prove his innocence by producing proof of an alibi--has a bit of a history.

The guy's a cop; at the time of the crimes he was off work on disability. But he was able to produce evidence that he was not anywhere near the scenes of the crimes at the time they occurred.

In June of 2006, this guy was driving home from work, going at least 83 in a 55 zone, when his personal vehicle (not a police cruiser) struck a Ford Focus driven by a 17-year-old.

Two years after the fact, after an extensive investigation, the guy got charged with speeding. 12 months court supervision, fine of $500, and 200 hours of community service.

You or me, we'd get "reckless endangerment" and "manslaughter" charges; but because this guy's a cop, he only got "failure to reduce speed". Yeah.

And notice that I said "at least 83"? They had to estimate his speed and the estimate was "83 to 100 MPH".

There's no excuse for that. None whatsoever.

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