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Posted: 9/14/2004 8:03:46 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/14/2004 8:07:51 AM EST by Palo_Duro]
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AP

GREEN BAY, Wis. (Sept. 14) - A man threw his fiancee's 8-month-old daughter out of a car as he fled police after being accused of domestic violence, authorities said. The girl, strapped in a carseat, was unhurt but the man later was fatally injured in a crash.

Dana Bettin, 23, died Sunday, three days after the dramatic highway chase that ended when he crashed his fiancee's car into an unoccupied squad car.

At one point, he slowed down, opened the car door and dropped the baby in the car seat onto the highway, sending it tumbling toward the middle of the roadway.

"As the baby was flying toward me I noticed that she was crying very hard and looked scared," Wisconsin State Patrol Sgt. David Catalano said Tuesday on NBC's "Today" show, which aired video of the incident.

"Fortunately she was seat-belted into the child seat so that as it slid forward on the highway and then rolled over she escaped without any injuries," he said.

Sheriff's Sgt. Dan Pamenter told The Post-Crescent in Appleton that the man at first tried to put the baby out of the car on the shoulder, but the door car was in his way. He eventually pulled back into traffic and pushed the baby out as he was accelerating.

"His car was jerking back and forth," Pamenter said. "I didn't know what he was doing. He seemed to care for the baby."

"I was pretty certain he wasnt going to stop until he crashed," Pamenter said.

The chase continued at speeds up to 100 mph.

The pursuit ended on U.S. 41 when Bettin had a minor collision with a vehicle and then crashed into an unoccupied squad car. The car he was driving rolled over and he was pinned underneath. He died at a hospital in Green Bay.

Catalano spoke to the baby's mother on Monday and said the girl is going fine.

"Her mother is very devastated about everything right now," he said. "It was her fiance involved and she's very upset."


09/14/04 09:36 EDT

Link Posted: 9/14/2004 8:06:25 AM EST

Originally Posted By Palo_Duro:
GREEN BAY, Wis. (Sept. 14) - A man threw his fiancee's 8-month-old daughter out of a car as he fled police after being accused of domestic violence, authorities said. The girl, strapped in a carseat, was unhurt but the man later was fatally injured in a crash.




I love stories with a happy ending!
Link Posted: 9/14/2004 8:11:10 AM EST
You know, tossing the kid out in the car seat may have been the next to the last decent thing that guy ever did. The last, of course, was killing himself in a wreck.

This might have been avoided if the baby's momma hadn't spread her legs for anyone other than a husband that she had properly vetted prior to marriage. Very few bastard children are born to stable parents.
Link Posted: 9/14/2004 8:11:47 AM EST
When I read stories like these, I always envision the chick's pre-catastrophe conversations with her family:

Mother/Father/Brother: Dwayne is no good. He's a drunk, he's a doper, he has a criminal record, he's hit you before, he won't work. You have to leave him before something bad happens.

Her: You just don't understand him. Nobody but me understands him. He has a good heart, and he loves me and the baby. You are just trying to run my life.

After the catastrophe:

Mother/Father/Brother: I will not say "I told you so." I will not degrade and humiliate for her pretensions to independence and sound judgment. I will quietly say the same things about the next dirtbag she fetches up with.
Link Posted: 9/14/2004 8:12:57 AM EST
Darwin would be proud.
Link Posted: 9/14/2004 8:15:31 AM EST
Link Posted: 9/14/2004 9:11:27 AM EST

Originally Posted By mac130:
Shitty story, but dupe


www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=1&f=5&t=274703



Damn - I even looked around before I posted this. ah well - my bad.

Link Posted: 9/14/2004 9:17:31 AM EST

Originally Posted By Palo_Duro:
The girl, strapped in a carseat, was unhurt but the man later was fatally injured in a crash.





Thank you Lord. Thank you.

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