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Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Chester, VA
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I always pull over. I'm 100% legit w/ license and reg. etc. and they usually cut me a break, assuming im polite and wasn't putting anyone else in danger. Most cops around here are ok, and appreciate a biker who doesn't run and wears proper gear. At least the few that have pulled me so far.
A Story for the "RUNNERS"...
A guy that hangs out at a local shop i frequent is known for running and unfortunately, drinking as well. He would go to bike nights at the local Quaker Steak and drink then hop on his bike and ride home. One night he was doing 120+ and saw the blue lights. He dropped a gear and turned the dotted lines into a solid line. This wasn't the first time he had run, but from what i'm told, he had several "reasons" to try that night. Being drunk with no license, no insurance, and no plates on the bike he decided to roll the dice. Somehow he managed to get some distance and hid at a friends house till morning.
I guess this made him feel just a little more untouchable because he did the same thing the next week at bike night again! Only this time he was not so lucky. He was riding home doing the speed limit and obeying traffic laws, since he had been drinking and still had the same illegitimate setup as before. Well there were a few extra cops hanging out around the area where he had run the week before, and one of them must have recognized the bike (bright green kawi with custom paint etc). Blue lights filled the night air as tires screeched into pursuit.
With a quick downshift and a flick of the wrist, he was at moto gp speeds on open highway. Again, he managed to put some distance between him and the fuzz. Thinking he was in the clear, he slowed down to take an exit ramp and get off the highway.
A crippling pain fills his leg as he is tossed to the ground in agony. A state trooper had come off the ramp behind him with no lights on and slammed into him, knocking him off his bike and sending his tibia (shin bone) through the side of his leg. With a compound fracture laying on the side of the road, he reaches for his cell phone from his pocket, only to pull out broken pieces of it. The officer is now approaching from his car after turning on the lights that were so cleverly hidden before. Describing the officers demeanor as pissed off, would be quite the understatement from what i was told.
He put the guy in handcuffs and decided it was more important to question him before calling a much needed ambulance. After finally being transported to the hospital to be tested for BAC and surgery on his leg (8 metal pins and a hefty metal bracket) he was arrested for evading. He did not have insurance on the bike (only transportation) or himself, leaving him with 100k+ in medical bills plus a totaled bike. He could not go to work with a shattered leg and no ride, although he was fired for getting a DUI anyway. Leaving him with no job, and no way to pay bills, his house was repossessed a few months later (already behind on payments even before the accident). His wife of 3 years left him after they lost the house and he still couldn't get a job.
He filed a lawsuit against the State Trooper that hit him, although the State Trooper still claims that the guy hit his car and not vice versa. The onboard dash cam from the officers car after being subpenaed, mysteriously disappeared, and the lawsuit has little to no validity in court after having a BAC of .16 almost an hour after the incident.
The officer sent him a bill for the damages done to his car after hitting him, that he is responsible for paying. (gangsta)
He now has, no job, no bike, no wife, no house, and walks kinda funny and slightly to the right, and complains of pain when it rains...
Think before you run.
(and it goes without saying, don't fvcking drink and ride either)
Last edited by wckedIntentions; 10-26-2012 at 01:59 AM.