Police: Teen hits 129 mph before fata...

Police: Teen hits 129 mph before fatal crash

There are 140 comments on the The Indianapolis Star story from Nov 17, 2007, titled Police: Teen hits 129 mph before fatal crash. In it, The Indianapolis Star reports that:

A police pursuit of a vehicle that reached a speed of 129 mph in Putnam County this morning ended in a crash that killed a 17-year-old passenger and seriously injured the driver.

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Dark Shadows

Munster, IN

#136 Nov 18, 2007
Are you serious wrote:
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This car was about 30 feet off the ground at one point, hit the tops of several trees and broke one off at 15 feet off the ground. Yes, I bet he was only going 45 and not the 100 or so the police said.
do you really live in poland??

hey, how many people from poland does it take to screw in a light bulb.......???

lol
Police Officer

Evansville, IN

#137 Nov 18, 2007
Dark Shadows wrote:
<quoted text>No.
I beleive we should arrest people who drive at an excessive speed - I just don't believe we should be trying to arrest them while they are driving 129 mph. How about if we apprehend them when they are no longer in their car? Many drug dealers and murderers are arrested in their homes - won't this work for idiots who drive their cars too fast? Or should we try to "outspeed" them and arrest them while they're trying to drive even faster??
If you can tell me how, in a court of law, I can prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the registered owner of a vehicle (which is what is shown on a BMV return when a license plate is entered) was the person driving the car, and not a son, daughter, brother, friend, cousin, etc, etc, etc, then the next time somebody passes me at 129, i'll do exactly that.

The answer is, you can't. I can run a license plate in front of me and there's NO WAY to know who's driving. Additionally, it's hard to read a license plate going even 10-15 mph past you, let alone a car traveling in excess of 115 mph. What if it's one of thsoe specialty plates that have VERY SMALL numbers that all look the same, even from 10 feet away and you get the wrong plate number?

Tell me then, how I can have a description of the driver if he's got darkly tinted windows and I can't see inside?

It's not that easy DS. Trust me, I REALLY wish that it was, but it's not.

Since: Jan 07

Covington, KY

#138 Nov 18, 2007
twisted sister wrote:
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Are you bragging about your vehicles or your stupidity? If pushing your foot down on the accelerator of a car is your only accomplishment, it's apparent that you are bragging about the latter. You are stupid and selfish; because you have no regard for anyone else on the road.
You obviously think it impressive that you can steer a vehicle at very high rate of speed. I have news for you,'no' one is impressed and 'everyone' thinks you're an idiot.
Grow up and shut up.
Everyone does not think he is an idiot. Driving fast and safely is a skill, which is honed by practice. However, it is one that should be reserved for the track and not public highways.

Everything happens faster at high speed. Reaction times are cut down, it takes greater concentration.

Now, before you jump to conclusions, no, I am no longer one of those leadfoots on the highway. Yes, I still speed, but I set my cruise control at roughly 6-8 mph (generally below the ticket-writing threshold) over the limit and surprisingly, I am passed by others much more often than pass others.

I must tell you, however, those associated skills-quick reaction times, reading traffic ahead of you etc., are very useful in everyday defensive driving.

Have a nice day!

Since: Jan 07

Covington, KY

#139 Nov 18, 2007
just my thoughts wrote:
<quoted text>18 year old Marine sargent?? I dont think so. Check your spelling before you tell a lie?
FYI: Sargent is a family name. Sergeant is a military rank.

Now, was he a sergeant at 18? Very possible.

Take your own advice before calling someone a liar.

Have a nice day!
Dear Dark Shadows

Louisville, KY

#140 Nov 18, 2007
Believe it or not, despite your hatred and contempt of the Police, they are still your friends and will still help you if you need it. Someone suggested you spend some time or ask to do a ride along with a cop. Most agencies have these programs. How about try it?
twisted sister

San Antonio, TX

#141 Nov 18, 2007
VolunteerFF wrote:
<quoted text>You are stupid beyond belief! I won't even try to explain how idiotic your statements are because you wouldn't be intelligent enough to grasp the concepts! Does someone have to constantly remind you to breathe? If so, tell them to stop...
Excellent Post! LOL
twisted sister

San Antonio, TX

#142 Nov 18, 2007
Dark Shadows wrote:
<quoted text>THANK YOU!!!
You are my only friend...
DS
Congratulations! You finally have a friend.
twisted sister

San Antonio, TX

#144 Nov 18, 2007
Dark Shadows wrote:
<quoted text>Goody.
Perhaps I'll move to your little community.
Gee, I can hardly wait. However, in our covenants, neither farm animals nor pick-up trucks are allowed.

I know you are as disappointed as I.
twisted sister

San Antonio, TX

#145 Nov 18, 2007
Dark Shadows wrote:
<quoted text>Hey kentucky person - that's actually some pretty good comedy! Be honest - is this an original thought - or did you still the quote from someone else? It's okay, you can tell me - we're all friends here...
Your quote "we're all friends here...

We are?

I know you just acquired one friend. What are you trying to do now, bump up the number of friends you have?
LOL
twisted sister

San Antonio, TX

#146 Nov 18, 2007
SugarCreeker wrote:
<quoted text>thank you very much!
You are most welcome,'Dark Sugar'
twisted sister

San Antonio, TX

#147 Nov 18, 2007
Dear Dark Shadows wrote:
Believe it or not, despite your hatred and contempt of the Police, they are still your friends and will still help you if you need it. Someone suggested you spend some time or ask to do a ride along with a cop. Most agencies have these programs. How about try it?
They also have other programs which you would find challenging as well, such as picking up cans on the side of the highway. Oh, you've probably already done that. We'll try to find another one for which you are better suited and more challenging for you. Ohhhh! I know you could become a decoy, an orange traffic, pylon or a crash dummy.

Wow! The possibilities are endless.

Regards,

Twisted
twisted sister

San Antonio, TX

#148 Nov 18, 2007
Dear Dark Shadows wrote:
Believe it or not, despite your hatred and contempt of the Police, they are still your friends and will still help you if you need it. Someone suggested you spend some time or ask to do a ride along with a cop. Most agencies have these programs. How about try it?
No they're not! The ones, with whom, he has come in contact, hate his guts!
DeepStar

Canton, MI

#149 Nov 18, 2007
How did some of you people grieve before the Star put up this forum?

“We're all Bozos on this bus”

Since: Jan 07

South Bend, IN

#153 Nov 19, 2007
Dark Shadows wrote:
<quoted text>do you really live in poland??
hey, how many people from poland does it take to screw in a light bulb.......???
lol
Wszyscy ludzie rodz&#261; si&#281; wolni i równi pod wzgl&#281;dem swej godno&#347;ci i swych praw. S&#261; oni obdarzeni rozumem i sumieniem i powinni post&#281;powa&#263; wobec innych w duchu braterstwa.

(But only if one can GET a lightbulb)
Dark Shadows

Munster, IN

#154 Nov 19, 2007
Uh Clem wrote:
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Wszyscy ludzie rodz&#261; si&#281; wolni i równi pod wzgl&#281;dem swej godno&#347;ci i swych praw. S&#261; oni obdarzeni rozumem i sumieniem i powinni post&#281;powa&#263; wobec innych w duchu braterstwa.
(But only if one can GET a lightbulb)
thank-you!

Since: Mar 07

Columbus-

#155 Nov 19, 2007
Dark Shadows wrote:
do you really live in poland??
hey, how many people from poland does it take to screw in a light bulb.......???
lol
I once had a Pharmacist that was Polish that filled up my 7 day taper dose of Prednisone in 7 different pill bottles. I was awe struck whether that was absolute brilliance or bull feces. What frightened me most about the dilemma, was that she was also blond... YIKES!
Dark Shadows

Munster, IN

#156 Nov 19, 2007
Jack50 wrote:
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I once had a Pharmacist that was Polish that filled up my 7 day taper dose of Prednisone in 7 different pill bottles. I was awe struck whether that was absolute brilliance or bull feces. What frightened me most about the dilemma, was that she was also blond... YIKES!
Damn!

I'd be scared too!

Since: Mar 07

Columbus-

#157 Nov 19, 2007
Dark Shadows wrote:
Damn!
I'd be scared too!
Yep! Even my own shadow was passing me up for ALL of those 7 days. Thank goodness for the script of Valium...
Dr Beaver

Mobile, AL

#158 Mar 14, 2010
What ever happened with this case,and Cody Wright,
How The Hell

Clinton, IN

#159 Mar 29, 2011
All the speeding tickets & warnings he had before hand was no joke. Then when he went back to school, the the day he went back he was doing burn outs at school. This boy was given a way to light of a sentence if you ask me.

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