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Posted: 1/18/2015 7:53:42 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/19/2015 8:36:33 PM EST by Waxman]
Followed a car home tonight on a 2 way highway.The car ahead of us was obviously impaired.The car would swerve into oncomming traffic, and then whip the car back so fast,,he would hit the gravel shoulder.The swearving happend at least a dozen times, in the course of 15 miles.On 2 occasions, the person drove in the right turn lane, but then wipped the car back into his lane, when the turn lane ended.The guy also could not figure out when to use his bright, and dim lights.Finally the person would signal to take a left turn, where i know there was no turns there.
The person was obviously in no shape to drive.What would you do?MYOB? or try to get this person off the road before he kills someone, or himself?
Link Posted: 1/18/2015 7:56:52 PM EST
No.
Link Posted: 1/18/2015 7:57:07 PM EST
Absolutely call the cops.
Link Posted: 1/18/2015 7:57:44 PM EST
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Link Posted: 1/18/2015 7:58:42 PM EST
Probably not. I might try to pass him and get as far away from him as possible as quickly as possible. I would probably honk my horn at him as I passed.
Link Posted: 1/18/2015 8:00:03 PM EST
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I have personally declared dozens of innocent people dead from fuck head drunk drivers killing them, including many kids. I've been on the hose line and put burning children out from the fiery DUI crash. DUI apologists can go fuck themselves.
Link Posted: 1/18/2015 8:00:19 PM EST
Yes I'd call, and I have before. Could save a life or two.
Link Posted: 1/18/2015 8:00:20 PM EST
if he is as you described i would call he is going to hit someone and maybe kill them
Link Posted: 1/18/2015 8:00:39 PM EST
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Absolutely call the cops.


And turn on my hazards while following so the opposing traffic gets a heads-up.
Link Posted: 1/18/2015 8:02:59 PM EST
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Yep.

I'm all for enjoying your drunk mind you but, you're THAT fucked up?

BYE BYE
Link Posted: 1/18/2015 8:03:02 PM EST
Yes I would
Link Posted: 1/18/2015 8:03:24 PM EST
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Originally Posted By FP2000H:
Probably not. I might try to pass him and get as far away from him as possible as quickly as possible. I would probably honk my horn at him as I passed.
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Cause that will help.
Link Posted: 1/18/2015 8:03:37 PM EST
Absolutely, didn't you see the movie Spiderman?
Link Posted: 1/18/2015 8:04:02 PM EST
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Yep. I've done it a couple times before.
Link Posted: 1/18/2015 8:04:23 PM EST
I was at the gas station one night getting ready to pull off. Drunk dude comes stumbling out with a twelve pack. Falls down and slams into the side of the building. We both pull off at the same time. I end up behind him. He was swerving all over the place. I called the cops. Fuck him.
Link Posted: 1/18/2015 8:04:58 PM EST
Since I do not have a cell phone, I might try a pit maneuver and put his sorry ass into the barrow pit. Or maybe not.
Link Posted: 1/18/2015 8:05:05 PM EST
You should have called
Link Posted: 1/18/2015 8:05:17 PM EST
Normally I don't like to invite the man into my life under any circumstance. But this is one of the very few times I would knowing it could save lives.
Link Posted: 1/18/2015 8:05:29 PM EST
I did in almost the exact situation, except it was in town and he almost hit over a dozen oncoming cars across the yellow line and missed many trees and cars off the shoulder, in only 2 miles.

I called the cops, followed him into the store he went into, he could barely walk, and pointed him out to the cop that responded.

I am not an invite the man guy, but this was down a 35 mph town street, and Either he was going to kill someone or someone needed to get him off the street. I choose the cops.

Fuck drunk drivers.
Link Posted: 1/18/2015 8:05:56 PM EST
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I would, why did someone say no?
Link Posted: 1/18/2015 8:06:53 PM EST
Absolutely call the cops.
Link Posted: 1/18/2015 8:08:03 PM EST
I would call the cops.
Link Posted: 1/18/2015 8:08:23 PM EST
I would.
Link Posted: 1/18/2015 8:09:04 PM EST
in a heartbeat
Link Posted: 1/18/2015 8:11:11 PM EST
Definitely
Link Posted: 1/18/2015 8:11:31 PM EST
As a first responder, I will and have called police on erratic drivers. They may not always be drunk, they could be having a medical emergency, such as a stroke or diabetic issues.
Link Posted: 1/18/2015 8:12:40 PM EST
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I have personally declared dozens of innocent people dead from fuck head drunk drivers killing them, including many kids. I've been on the hose line and put burning children out from the fiery DUI crash. DUI apologists can go fuck themselves.
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Originally Posted By Biscuit42:
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I have personally declared dozens of innocent people dead from fuck head drunk drivers killing them, including many kids. I've been on the hose line and put burning children out from the fiery DUI crash. DUI apologists can go fuck themselves.


This.

The drunk apologists can fuck off. Maybe it will be one of their children who are crushed, mangled or burned alive, or resigned to life in a wheelchair. Maybe their wife.

Fuck drunk drivers with a football bat.
Link Posted: 1/18/2015 8:13:36 PM EST
Well, my wife did call.The police had us give his liscense plate, and location, and met us, just as we were entering a small town.The cop lit up his lights and we pulled
Over so he could get to the person.We were able to safely follow the pursuit..Amazingly, the person drove probably a mile with the cop behind him with obnoxious lighs flashing at night.We are just sitting here debating our descision.
Link Posted: 1/18/2015 8:13:50 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/18/2015 8:14:46 PM EST by Daps]
I always call it in.
Drunk or medical. If they're bad enough to get my attention then I call to have someone check them
Link Posted: 1/18/2015 8:14:08 PM EST
Guy has a non-922r compliant rifle = MYOB.

Guy has a homebuilt suppressor with no paperwork = MYOB.

Guy could kill an innocent at literally any moment because he's driving impaired = Call the cops.
Link Posted: 1/18/2015 8:14:17 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Andrew_Henry:
Yes I'd call, and I have before. Could save a life or two.
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Link Posted: 1/18/2015 8:14:37 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Waxman:
Well, my wife did call.The police had us give his liscense plate, and location, and met us, just as we were entering a small town.The cop lit up his lights and we pulled
Over so he could get to the person.We were able to safely follow the pursuit..Amazingly, the person drove probably a mile with the cop behind him with obnoxious lighs flashing at night.We are just sitting here debating our descision.
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Good decision. Arfcom is the best place for advice.
Link Posted: 1/18/2015 8:14:57 PM EST
I would and I have.
Link Posted: 1/18/2015 8:15:29 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Waxman:
Well, my wife did call.The police had us give his liscense plate, and location, and met us, just as we were entering a small town.The cop lit up his lights and we pulled
Over so he could get to the person.We were able to safely follow the pursuit..Amazingly, the person drove probably a mile with the cop behind him with obnoxious lighs flashing at night.We are just sitting here debating our descision.
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No debate. Your decision could have saved a life.
Link Posted: 1/18/2015 8:16:36 PM EST
Absolutely! If they are not drunk they may be having medical issues.

I did just this in Florida. My wife was driving me home from a race and she saw a semi swerving. It was so bad I told her not to try and pass. I had no desire to die at the hands of a drunk semi truck driver. I called 911 and they had a cop waiting about 10 miles later. I pulled over as instructed. After the cop did his thing he came back and thanked us. He said the driver was very seriously impaired and that if he didn't kill himself he probably would have killed someone else.
Link Posted: 1/18/2015 8:16:40 PM EST
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This.

I was in the exact same situation a few years back---following a big ass 4x4 that was all over the road.My 1st inclination was just to fall back and mind my own business.But then I thought what if they kill somebody and I could have stopped it?

I called and stayed on the phone with 911 until the deputy got behind them.1 hour later the deputy called to thank me and tell me he got them for a dui.
Link Posted: 1/18/2015 8:16:57 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Waxman:
Well, my wife did call.The police had us give his liscense plate, and location, and met us, just as we were entering a small town.The cop lit up his lights and we pulled
Over so he could get to the person.We were able to safely follow the pursuit..Amazingly, the person drove probably a mile with the cop behind him with obnoxious lighs flashing at night.We are just sitting here debating our descision.
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Go read my above post again. You made the right decision.
Link Posted: 1/18/2015 8:18:09 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Andrew_Henry:
Yes I'd call, and I have before. Could save a life or two.
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This. We have several friends that loss children to drunk drivers.
Link Posted: 1/18/2015 8:18:12 PM EST
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Originally Posted By WhirlyGirl45:

I would, why did someone say no?
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Absolutely call the cops.

I would, why did someone say no?


The first post
Link Posted: 1/18/2015 8:18:48 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Waxman:
Well, my wife did call.The police had us give his liscense plate, and location, and met us, just as we were entering a small town.The cop lit up his lights and we pulled
Over so he could get to the person.We were able to safely follow the pursuit..Amazingly, the person drove probably a mile with the cop behind him with obnoxious lighs flashing at night.We are just sitting here debating our descision.
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You did good, no doubt about it.
There is someone (or even a family out there) that doesn't even know that they needed to thank you, because of what you did.
Link Posted: 1/18/2015 8:18:57 PM EST
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Good decision. Arfcom is the best place for advice.
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Originally Posted By Waxman:
Well, my wife did call.The police had us give his liscense plate, and location, and met us, just as we were entering a small town.The cop lit up his lights and we pulled
Over so he could get to the person.We were able to safely follow the pursuit..Amazingly, the person drove probably a mile with the cop behind him with obnoxious lighs flashing at night.We are just sitting here debating our descision.

Good decision. Arfcom is the best place for advice.


Daddy, it burns when I pee. Should I...1. stop peeing, or 2. pack my pants full of ice?
Link Posted: 1/18/2015 8:19:16 PM EST
I would, and I have.

When it's that obvious it's a serious safety concern.
Link Posted: 1/18/2015 8:19:37 PM EST
I would call without a second thought.

If I didn't and that person caused an accident which resulted in innocent fatalities, I would feel responsible that I didn't do my part to prevent it.
Link Posted: 1/18/2015 8:20:13 PM EST
Originally Posted By Waxman:
Followed a car home tonight on a 2 way highway.The car ahead of us was obviously impaired.The car would swerve into oncomming traffic, and then whip the car back so fast,,he would hit the gravel shoulder.The swearving happend at least a dozen times, in the course of 15 miles.On 2 occasions, the person drove in the right turn lane, but then wipped the car back into his lane, when the turn lane ended.The guy also could not figure out when to use his bright, and dim lights.Finally the person would signal to take a left turn, where i know there was no turns there.
The person was obviously in no shape to drive.What would you do?MYOB? or try to get this person off the road before he kills someone, or himself?
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When the operator is an obvious hazard, I'm calling that in, and I have. I called 911 and told them what was going on. It was the stretch of
Killeen TX between post, and Copperas Cove. The lady driving ended up running into a phone pole right past the Appleby's
The police got there in a hurry, and I pointed her out. They cuffed her up pretty quick. She was obviously out of order.

Another couple that had pulled over co-witnessed my report.

You're right to liberty ends when it hits my nose.
Link Posted: 1/18/2015 8:21:07 PM EST
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This.


No sense in letting a drunk murder someone on the way home.
Link Posted: 1/18/2015 8:22:26 PM EST
If you have cell coverage, yes, call the police.
Link Posted: 1/18/2015 8:22:51 PM EST
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Absolutely call the cops.



I've done it before and I'd do it again.

The last time it happened the driver blew a .26 BAC and his passenger was already passed out and taken to the ER with acute alcohol poisoning.





The vehicle they were driving???















Me to dispatcher - "Do you know what a Honey Wagon is?"

Dispatcher - "(Gasp), caller reports vehicle is a Honey Wagon, southbound on Lynn Lane near 41st St going about 60 mph headed straight into the city limits..."


ETA: Yeah, they got him stopped with a rolling roadblock before he got too far into town. Then, the shit woulda really hit the fan!
Link Posted: 1/18/2015 8:23:31 PM EST
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Link Posted: 1/18/2015 8:24:55 PM EST
First post fucking fails.

Absolutely call it in, he's either

a) drunk, so fuck him

or

2) having a medical emergency. One of my drivers rolled a brand-new Escalade on the GSP back in 09 because his blood sugar was low.

Good work, OP

Link Posted: 1/18/2015 8:26:36 PM EST
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Cause that will help.
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Originally Posted By FP2000H:
Probably not. I might try to pass him and get as far away from him as possible as quickly as possible. I would probably honk my horn at him as I passed.


Cause that will help.


He'll probably freak out at the honking and swerve right into you. You want to be IN FRONT of a drunk driver?
Link Posted: 1/18/2015 8:26:52 PM EST
Yes.
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