120-mph cyclist is too fast to catch

120-mph cyclist is too fast to catch

There are 9 comments on the The Free Lance-Star story from Aug 11, 2010, titled 120-mph cyclist is too fast to catch. In it, The Free Lance-Star reports that:

King George County authorities are looking for a man who led deputies on two separate pursuits in which speeds reached at least 120 mph.

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HB Rules

United States

#1 Aug 12, 2010
The funny thing is when he finally dies there will be his family and preacher balling their eye's out asking why? Saying he had so much to offer life and how smart he was.
Hold up

Cartersville, VA

#2 Aug 13, 2010
Never drive faster than your angels can fly.
j edgar

Irvington, VA

#3 Aug 13, 2010
I hope the police are not engaging in hot pursuit of speeds approaching 120mph in this area. Don't put my wife or family at risk trying to bring in an idiot.Let the radio and the guy's stupidity do him in.

“Tidewater 6141835”

Since: Dec 09

Colonial Beach and Wash DC

#4 Aug 13, 2010
j edgar wrote:
I hope the police are not engaging in hot pursuit of speeds approaching 120mph in this area. Don't put my wife or family at risk trying to bring in an idiot.Let the radio and the guy's stupidity do him in.
Even better a grappling hook and helo, Then McGarret could say "Hook him, Dan-O!" :)
Darwin

Washington, DC

#5 Aug 13, 2010
j edgar wrote:
I hope the police are not engaging in hot pursuit of speeds approaching 120mph in this area. Don't put my wife or family at risk trying to bring in an idiot.Let the radio and the guy's stupidity do him in.
If you read the article it states that police called off the two pursuits because it was too dangerous.
boats81

Harrison, NJ

#6 Aug 14, 2010
j edgar wrote:
I hope the police are not engaging in hot pursuit of speeds approaching 120mph in this area. Don't put my wife or family at risk trying to bring in an idiot.Let the radio and the guy's stupidity do him in.
Did you even read the article or just the headlines, the Deputy started the chase due to excessive speed. The motordycle was allready going that fast, blame him, the Deputy called off the chase when traffic became a concern.
j edgar

Irvington, VA

#7 Aug 14, 2010
"King George County authorities are looking for a man who led deputies on two separate pursuits in which speeds reached at least 120 mph."
That line says that the "pursuits" reach at least 120 mph. "Pursuits" means you have one party chasing another. 120 mph pursuit is this area of blind turns, no shoulders, abundant deer, and ag machinery on the road shows poor judgement. The officer is placing himself and innocent bystanders at risk. Unless the suspect has killed, raped, assulted a child or robbed a bank, it is really necessary in this day of high tech to chase someone on a country road 120 mph for a traffic violation or a stolen vehicle? I still say let the fool do himself in and not place the officer or innocents in danger.
boats81

Harrison, NJ

#8 Aug 15, 2010
Again read more than the first line, "the action began about 7:50 p.m. Tuesday when a motorcycle zipped through Deputy Drew Massey's radar on State Route 218 at 120 mph." To me that is a dangerous situation in which I would hope Law Enforcement would try and stop. I have seen a high speed crash with a motorcycle and both the rider and person in the car were killed because the bike ended inside the car. There are still reasons why the whole book is better than the cliff note version.

“Tidewater 6141835”

Since: Dec 09

Colonial Beach and Wash DC

#9 Aug 15, 2010
boats81 wrote:
Again read more than the first line, "the action began about 7:50 p.m. Tuesday when a motorcycle zipped through Deputy Drew Massey's radar on State Route 218 at 120 mph." To me that is a dangerous situation in which I would hope Law Enforcement would try and stop. I have seen a high speed crash with a motorcycle and both the rider and person in the car were killed because the bike ended inside the car. There are still reasons why the whole book is better than the cliff note version.
I'll make this simple and not funny. What is your FIRST thought when you see a wreckless driver? "Where is a cop when you need them?"
A police Officers 1st thought when something like that happens is "I have to stop this fool before he kills someone". Not chasing the wreckless driver is not an option, He at least has to be identified.
In my 65 years I can count on my fingers where a cop made the stop after my 1st thought.
Policy on continuing a chase after identification is accomplished is a departmental decision. Intelligent supervision without tunnel vision is paramount.

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