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Posted: 8/10/2005 3:41:57 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/10/2005 3:53:51 PM EDT by Wobblin-Goblin]
Shouldered vehicle causes stir


Brimfield- A pimped-out Buick sporting a reproduction sailboat on it's roof caused a miles-long backup on I-390 just as rush hour began.

William B. Jefferson, a millworker in the Leeds district, created quite a scene when he drove his vehicle onto the highway just outside the city limits, then, for reasons only known by him, pulled over and got out of his car.

"It was the strangest thing I've ever seen," said Julian Webster, an accountant on her way home from nearby Shasta. "There was his car, just sitting there, with him standing in the grass."

Deputies from the highway patrol had a difficult time getting to the head of the traffic jam and at one point even had to use the shoulder.

A spokes man for the department, Ricardo Chaves, said it could have been worse. "There's no way we could have known what his problem was. Our deputies had their hands tied. On the one hand, Mr. Jefferson hadn't broken any laws, on the other hand, he was trying to climb nearby trees. If there ever was a more bizarre incident on this stretch of road, I'm not aware of it."

Jefferson was briefly detained once a supervisor arrived by helicopter but was released shortly after.

This is the third incident involving vehicles on I-390 within the limits of Brimfield. Last June, an elderly man was arrested for vagrancy when his motorized cart was pulled over by the highway patrol. Also, in November of 2004, two minors were cited for driving without adult supervision. They were issued tickets and a summons to appear.

Jeff Miller contributed to this story.

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Link Posted: 8/10/2005 3:44:55 PM EDT

A spokes man for the department, Ricardo Chaves, said it could have been worse. "There's no way we could have known what his problem was. Our deputies had their hands tied. On the one hand, Mr. Jefferson hadn't broken any laws, on the other hand, he was trying to climb nearby trees. If there ever was a more bizarre incident on this stretch of road, I'm not aware of it."



What about "creating a traffic hazard"...?
Link Posted: 8/10/2005 3:44:56 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/10/2005 3:46:06 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/10/2005 3:47:15 PM EDT
Yeah, what a load of shit... my friend once got pulled over while we were driving his dad's brand new car down the freeway doing 50MPH because it said not to go over 50 during the first few hundred miles. The officer told us to GTFO the freeway because semi-trucks were blasting by us left and right (mostly left).
Link Posted: 8/10/2005 3:51:52 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/10/2005 3:53:29 PM EDT

Originally Posted By tc6969:
Where does the Black man part come in?

The article doesnt mention his race.

How about

MAN stops car on freeway, causes scene

I dont see where him being black (if he was) has anything to do with it.


Link Posted: 8/10/2005 3:56:42 PM EDT

Originally Posted By tc6969:
Where does the Black man part come in?

The article doesnt mention his race.

How about


MAN stops car on freeway, causes scene


I dont see where him being black (if he was) has anything to do with it.



Pehaps it was because he was a victim of White racism.

It's an epidemic.
Link Posted: 8/10/2005 3:57:32 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Noname:

A spokes man for the department, Ricardo Chaves, said it could have been worse. "There's no way we could have known what his problem was. Our deputies had their hands tied. On the one hand, Mr. Jefferson hadn't broken any laws, on the other hand, he was trying to climb nearby trees. If there ever was a more bizarre incident on this stretch of road, I'm not aware of it."



What about "creating a traffic hazard"...?



by pulling off the road? the only hazard was being caused by the rubber neckers. you'd think they'd never passed a car on the side of the road before. So he was climbing trees too. BFD not something to warrant being a dumb ass rubber necker over
Link Posted: 8/10/2005 4:01:29 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Noname:

A spokes man for the department, Ricardo Chaves, said it could have been worse. "There's no way we could have known what his problem was. Our deputies had their hands tied. On the one hand, Mr. Jefferson hadn't broken any laws, on the other hand, he was trying to climb nearby trees. If there ever was a more bizarre incident on this stretch of road, I'm not aware of it."



What about "creating a traffic hazard"...?



I think the "crime" is something more along the lines of "doing something odd and different that we don't have a law for... yet". After this incident I'm sure some noble "servant of the people" will have one drafted.
Link Posted: 8/10/2005 4:04:19 PM EDT
Wobblin-Goblin is so...
Link Posted: 8/10/2005 4:07:49 PM EDT


I feel like I'm taking crazy pills
Link Posted: 8/10/2005 4:17:51 PM EDT

Originally Posted By NoVaGator:
www.star.le.ac.uk/~eh54/mugatu.jpg

I feel like I'm taking crazy pills


LOL.
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