Easton Man Helping at Crash Scene Arr...

Easton Man Helping at Crash Scene Arrested for Possible DUI: Ja...

There are 256 comments on the The Morning Call story from May 26, 2009, titled Easton Man Helping at Crash Scene Arrested for Possible DUI: Ja.... In it, The Morning Call reports that:

A good samaritan, who state police said had too much to drink, was arrested Monday after he pulled over to render aide at the scene of a drunken-driving accident in Monroe County.

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yeahbut

San Antonio, TX

#1 May 26, 2009
That sucks. You get arrested if you don't stop to help, and you get arrested if you do. I've long suspected that State Police were robots incapable of emotion or reason....now I'm convinced.
Professor Chaos

United States

#2 May 26, 2009
If he stopped after the police were on the scene he needs his head examined.
If he was rendering aid when the police arrived on the scene the police should be ashamed of themselves for arresting him.
mmm_cheesesteak

Allentown, PA

#3 May 26, 2009
just one more reason to encourage folks never to help out. no good deed goes unpunished
toof ferry

Macungie, PA

#4 May 26, 2009
scumbag cops
toof ferry

Macungie, PA

#5 May 26, 2009
J.Abel terrible cop!
John Walsh

Lebanon, NJ

#6 May 26, 2009
Don't drink and drive
tdr21

Allentown, PA

#7 May 26, 2009
mmm_cheesesteak wrote:
just one more reason to encourage folks never to help out. no good deed goes unpunished
Agree.

Actions such as this do not help society. There are exceptions to every rule, especially if this fellow was helping and administering aid.
Sam from Philly

Apopka, FL

#8 May 26, 2009
Good going state police. A good samaritan deserves better. Someday your life may depend on some other good samaritan and your actions here will insure that noone stops.

“Cool Logic - Burning Passion”

Since: Feb 07

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#9 May 26, 2009
yeahbut wrote:
That sucks. You get arrested if you don't stop to help, and you get arrested if you do. I've long suspected that State Police were robots incapable of emotion or reason....now I'm convinced.
I stand in awe of your stupidity. Anyone else care to tell "yeahbut" what's wrong with their way of thinking? WHOA!
George

Philadelphia, PA

#10 May 26, 2009
Professor Chaos wrote:
If he stopped after the police were on the scene he needs his head examined.
If he was rendering aid when the police arrived on the scene the police should be ashamed of themselves for arresting him.
I think the police were doing their jobs. If the tests indicate he was legally drunk, then they did the right thing by arresting him. What you're saying is because he stopped to render aid he shouldn't be arrested, maybe he was trying to take his drunk buddie away from the crash scene before police arrived. If they let him go for being a good samaritan, he could have been in an accident down the road and hurt or killed an innocent person. It will be interesting to see what level of alcohol he had in his system if the daily fish wrap does a follow up story.
Lower Macungie Resident

Allentown, PA

#11 May 26, 2009
Don't drink and drive!
Get em

Ambler, PA

#12 May 26, 2009
Let's not forget the guy who helped was drinking and driving, and it is illegal, period. However, having said that, he does need to garner some leniency. He didn't have to in his condition but did anyway, for that he deserves some kudos, he had to know if he stopped he'd be in the hot seat as well. Yes, he was wrong for drinking, but he did the right thing in stopping to help.
LV Reader

Lansdale, PA

#13 May 26, 2009
StaberDearth wrote:
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I stand in awe of your stupidity. Anyone else care to tell "yeahbut" what's wrong with their way of thinking? WHOA!
I see the flaw in the statement, but I won't condone your use of insults and rude behavior. There's no need for that.

Since: Apr 09

Bethlehem, PA

#14 May 26, 2009
Dee dee dee! Dumbarse... If you are drunk, do NOT assist at a drunk driving accident. How much more difficult is it to know?

“Boobies make me smile”

Since: Jul 08

Bethlehem

#15 May 26, 2009
You think the police could have cut the guy some slack for going out of his way to help someone.

Since: Apr 09

Bethlehem, PA

#16 May 26, 2009
mmm_cheesesteak wrote:
just one more reason to encourage folks never to help out. no good deed goes unpunished
Yeah, but consider the circumstances: The guy stopping was drunk. I honestly don't see where the police did any wrong at all.
Louise

Allentown, PA

#17 May 26, 2009
When did obeying the law become a crime? So lets say the scumbag cops DIDN'T arrest the drunk good Samaritan. Then the drunk good Samaritan drives away from the scene and slams his drunkmobile into your Mother/Daughter/Son's car and kills them. Is he still considered a good Samaritan?
Dynamite Monkey

Allentown, PA

#19 May 26, 2009
This is what should have happened...

"hey, thanks for stopping and helping this guy out. Why don't have a buddy come pick you up and get your car in the morning?"
Lashondra

Allentown, PA

#20 May 26, 2009
Louise wrote:
When did obeying the law become a crime? So lets say the scumbag cops DIDN'T arrest the drunk good Samaritan. Then the drunk good Samaritan drives away from the scene and slams his drunkmobile into your Mother/Daughter/Son's car and kills them. Is he still considered a good Samaritan?
You are right. Breaking the law is breaking the law. Who should decide when to let someone go and when to arrest them, the individual cop? They are not the judge and jury. He could have injured someone else if the cops let him go, and then most of these posts would be much much different.
yeahbut

San Antonio, TX

#22 May 26, 2009
StaberDearth,
All I am trying to say is there was no pressing need to punish someone who is trying to do the right thing, even if it was under less than ideal circumstances. I think his actions warranted some leniency.

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