Pomona woman tries to avoid checkpoin...

Pomona woman tries to avoid checkpoint, hits ambulance

There are 56 comments on the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin story from Nov 9, 2008, titled Pomona woman tries to avoid checkpoint, hits ambulance. In it, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin reports that:

A 34-year-old Pomona woman, who police say was drunk, tried to avoid a safety checkpoint Friday night and led officers on a pursuit that ended in a crash with an ambulance.

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Dave

Fontana, CA

#21 Nov 10, 2008
Good thing I wasn't at the Glass House that night!
Dare

United States

#22 Nov 10, 2008
Jim wrote:
Another example of police "Ride 'em, Cowboy!" stupidity ends in another tragedy. When will you fools grow up? The English can teach you some sense about high-speed chases and "personal problem" engagements.
"ride 'em cowboy stupidity"? just what are the police to do, just let everyone who the red light go, if they do not stop right away? That would be insane, almost everyone would just take off. As for getting their plate and going to their house. Well if it is a stolen vehicle that wo'nt work, if the driver is not the owner, that won't work. How easy would it be for a person to say, I loaned m car to so and so, it must have been him. Then there is the problem, that many people move and do not notify the DMV or sell their car and they & the new owner do not notify the DMV.
Ken

El Dorado Hills, CA

#23 Nov 10, 2008
Funny! They called it a "safety checkpoint". "It appears that your papers are not in order madam". I thought I read somewhere that they are supposed to setup checkpoints to allow for lawful avoidance? I am sure that the claim of illegal u-turn was trumped up in order to justify chasing her in the first place. "Police said the U-turn at Garey Avenue and Pearl Street was a traffic violation". Well was it or wasn't it illegal? They said it was, so it was? I just looked up that intersection on Google Maps Street View and there are no signs making a U-turn illegal. I admit that she may have incorrectly negotiated the maneuver though, so tough break. Hey, go ahead and try avoiding a checkpoint yourself sometime and see how far you get. Normally I am for an active police force, but this just takes it to a weird and scary place that does not feel American. Did you notice the tone and content of the story seems to gloss over the fact that she was severely injured. And in addition, she was "suspected" of DUI. What was her BAC? Also missing from the story.
Marketing Guru

Sylmar, CA

#24 Nov 10, 2008
I have figured out the new Catch Phrase for Pomona PD's Traffic Check Points!!! "Make a run, for the border!!!" Man I hope Yo quiero taco bell doesn't file a law suit against them for the slogan, but hey, it fits!!!

“Pomona is Dying.”

Since: Nov 08

Pomona, Ca.

#25 Nov 10, 2008
Ken,

Traffic Safety/DUI/CDL Checkpoint is what it says.

Any u-turn in a business district is illegal, read the section.

She wasn't severely injured. I talked to the firemen today since the station is by my house. They said she wasn't even bleeding, moved every bone in her body and was moving around like a tweaker high on meth and speed.

So that explains the BAC. It's blood and it's because she was high on meth so blowing probably wasn't done. Blood was.

Any other questions since you aren't feeling American anymore because the police take bad law breaking people to jail?

Pomona Citizen - that lives on Alvarado where the pursuit happened Friday night and I saw most of it myself. Keep up the good work Pomona PD.
Blah

Moreno Valley, CA

#26 Nov 10, 2008
Either way, she avoided being pulled over by NOT PULLING OVER and the cops and to CHASE HER!!!!

If you are being pulled over, THEN DO IT. If you have nothing to hide then it shouldn't be a problem.

I WOULD BE SO P1SSED IF I WAS THE GUY DOWN WHO THE ABULANCE WAS ON ROUTE TO.

All because some broad with a suspended license, whom shouldnt have been driving anyway, was selfish and didnt want to get caught. Well look what happened....she got caught, and hurt. KARMA isa B1TCH!!!!

“Pomona is Dying.”

Since: Nov 08

Pomona, Ca.

#27 Nov 10, 2008
Unlicensed Driver Plows Into 7-Eleven Store Window
FOUNTAIN VALLEY (AP) ― An unlicensed young driver was attempting to park her car in front of a 7-Eleven convenience store when she reportedly plowed through the Fountain Valley store's front window Monday morning.

Customers dived out of the way as she slammed into food aisles. No injuries were reported and there was little structural damage, aside from the wrecked inventory.

The incident was called in to Fountain Valley police at about 5:20 a.m. at the 7-Eleven store at 10950 Warner Avenue, near the intersection of Euclid Street.

The driver was not cited at the scene.

Investigators are looking into the cause of the crash.
Mad as Frak

Venice, CA

#28 Nov 11, 2008
Slick
Divine Right of Self Rule

Venice, CA

#29 Nov 11, 2008
Hey if they are guilty of fascism they are traitors & should be dealt with accordingly.....
Stu Pitt

Placentia, CA

#30 Nov 11, 2008
Just another Pomona derelict... ho hum...
Deana Fabiano in Ontario

Anaheim, CA

#31 Nov 11, 2008
I was going thru the checkpoint as it was being set up and saw a few people already u-turning to avoid it, since the police were occupied with the set up, they didn't pursue anyone at that time.
Marketing Guru

Sylmar, CA

#32 Nov 11, 2008
Are there any inventors out there that can come up with a device that will only allow a car to start if there is a valid and legal drivers license swiped thru a card reader? Kinda like the BAC blower on convicted DUI persons cars? That might save quite a few lives each year and reduce GTAs! Sounds like a pretty good start? And PPD is doing the right thing!!! Keep it up!!!
Missing Information

Los Angeles, CA

#33 Nov 11, 2008
Awesome idea, you should patten it and get started.
Marketing Guru wrote:
Are there any inventors out there that can come up with a device that will only allow a car to start if there is a valid and legal drivers license swiped thru a card reader? Kinda like the BAC blower on convicted DUI persons cars? That might save quite a few lives each year and reduce GTAs! Sounds like a pretty good start? And PPD is doing the right thing!!! Keep it up!!!
Right On

Riverside, CA

#34 Nov 11, 2008
Marketing Guru wrote:
Are there any inventors out there that can come up with a device that will only allow a car to start if there is a valid and legal drivers license swiped thru a card reader? Kinda like the BAC blower on convicted DUI persons cars? That might save quite a few lives each year and reduce GTAs! Sounds like a pretty good start? And PPD is doing the right thing!!! Keep it up!!!
I agree, that's a great idea! Maybe valid insurance information could be coded into the driver's license also. What a win win that would be for safer streets!
Marketing Guru

Sylmar, CA

#35 Nov 11, 2008
Insurance costs would potentially decrease due to less auto thefts, unless there are alot of computer savy auto boosters! Maybe we could incorporate a taser system in there somewhere too, say three swipes and ZAP gotcha kinda thing!!! No seriously, I bet that would be a great way to go. There is already a key system that is electronic so I am sure there is someway to code a drivers license to do this! Any investors out there?

“Pomona is Dying.”

Since: Nov 08

Pomona, Ca.

#36 Nov 11, 2008
That might work for people with suspended licenses that are monitored by DMV.

Biggest problem is people with no license. They have zero driver's education, probation period, or anyway to monitor them. They are the biggest danger on the road. Never licensed, never insured, just ready to take one of us out and then we have to pay for our own medical and vehicle repairs when it's their fault! They just turn around, flee the scene, dump the car, buy a new one tomorrow for a few hundred bucks, and then go at it again while we, the law abiding citizens, deal with the aftermath of major injury, death, and thousands of dollars out of our own pockets.

Keep up the good work Pomona PD. Get all unlicensed driver's off the road. It's our only hope.
Sheriffs to pomona

Long Beach, CA

#37 Nov 11, 2008
Yolanda Blackshear wrote:
Personaly I think they are both wrong the police and the driver the police should have got her license plate number and went to her house and arrested her then and she should have not been driving in the first place because look at the out look
And then when they go the ladys house, she can claim that she never was driving the car, someone else did.
Dare

United States

#38 Nov 11, 2008
Ken wrote:
Funny! They called it a "safety checkpoint". "It appears that your papers are not in order madam". I thought I read somewhere that they are supposed to setup checkpoints to allow for lawful avoidance? I am sure that the claim of illegal u-turn was trumped up in order to justify chasing her in the first place. "Police said the U-turn at Garey Avenue and Pearl Street was a traffic violation". Well was it or wasn't it illegal? They said it was, so it was? I just looked up that intersection on Google Maps Street View and there are no signs making a U-turn illegal. I admit that she may have incorrectly negotiated the maneuver though, so tough break. Hey, go ahead and try avoiding a checkpoint yourself sometime and see how far you get. Normally I am for an active police force, but this just takes it to a weird and scary place that does not feel American. Did you notice the tone and content of the story seems to gloss over the fact that she was severely injured. And in addition, she was "suspected" of DUI. What was her BAC? Also missing from the story.
Let's see, the "tone and content of the story seems to gloss over the fact she was severeky injured." So Ken, you we're there to see her injuries? or ar you just assumming"
You also say that the BAC was missing from the story, perhaps that information was not available at press time. You seem to make it as if the story was written by the police, it was not, it was written by a reporter, who also got the vehicle she hit wrong. L.A. county does not have paramedic ambulances, they have squads, like on Emergency, she hit squad 182. So if the reporter is either embellishing the story by saying ambulance, thus making people think a patient was also involed. Or can't get the type of vehicle involved right, how can he get the severity of injuries correct or the BAC correct, who knows, he may have purposely left out the BAC.
Zeke from Cabin Creek

Venice, CA

#39 Nov 12, 2008
Going south on Garey turned left onto Pearl heading for my weekly Pizza at Caesar's and wham bam thank you madam 3 Buford T Justice's with lights on pull me over near the church parking lot and question me for turning left and not going straight. I told them I'm Bo "Bandit" Danville and only know how to turn left
papa

Chino, CA

#40 Nov 13, 2008
do not pass go.do not collect two hundred dollars,go directly to jail..

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