Alcohol-Related Crash on Rt. 29 Eject...

Alcohol-Related Crash on Rt. 29 Ejects Passenger

There are 77 comments on the NBC29 Charlottesville story from Jan 28, 2013, titled Alcohol-Related Crash on Rt. 29 Ejects Passenger. In it, NBC29 Charlottesville reports that:

A 41-year-old passenger who was not wearing a seatbelt was ejected from the vehicle and is now in critical condition at the University of Virginia Health System.

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Another beer please

Cumming, GA

#44 Feb 2, 2013
Really Too wrote:
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Well she is full of sh%t. There are only 10 officers working the 750+ square miles of the county at any given time.
That's the point, cupcake. The drunk driver wasn't stopped before crashing because all the cops were at Chick-Fil-A.
Another beer please

Cumming, GA

#45 Feb 2, 2013
I can change my name too wrote:
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It's pretty sad that you sit around all day listening to your police scanner.
Thousands of people listen to scanners in the local area. You don't have to sit around to do it. You can use handheld scanners anywhere. You can also use an IPad or iPhone appilication (5-0 Radio Pro) to hear the local police, rescue and fire frequencies. Or you can use a mobile mounted scanner in a car. You don't keep up with modern day tech much, do you?
Another beer please

Cumming, GA

#46 Feb 2, 2013
Areyoukiddingme wrote:
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Unfortunately I was at Chic-Fil-A and saw six police officers in uniform and several plain cloths gearlieriler this week. So the writer does have a valid point.
Probably the same day this girl was telling me about. Close to the same amounts and descriptions she told me. And she said outside was city and county police cars.
Another beer please

Cumming, GA

#47 Feb 2, 2013
Really Too wrote:
Gee sounds like there is a starting salary issue huh?
Starting pay, overtime and benefits = good salary in Cville and Albemarle.
Why

Charlottesville, VA

#48 Feb 2, 2013
Why no names released?
Hvnlyangel07

Charlottesville, VA

#49 Feb 2, 2013
Another beer please wrote:
The roads are full of drunk drivers now. And I'm sorry, but the police never seem to be around. This one was caught only because he crashed. And there were probably 8 to 10 police cars sitting at Chik-fil-A next to Lowes... like there was one afternoon this week.... when this guy was driving drunk and crashing. Girl leaving Lowes said there 3 city police cars and 9 county police cars there at the same time. I have no reason not to believe this girl, but I told her to take a picture next time.
I can tell you that whether cops or eating or not - they are constantly monitoring their radios. More often than not, they are sitting down to lunch when most of us are sitting down to dinner. They often go without meals and do so without complaining! They do not get to "clock out" for their lunch break... they simply chow as quickly as possible hoping to get their food down before they are called out. Before you judge please remember these are the men & women that prior to leaving their home every day have to wonder if they will come home that night.. Please show a little respect for them. In every profession there are some rogues and I am not saying there are none in law enforcement. Profiling is easy to do and its easy to pass the judgement isnt it? Until you have walked in their shoes please dont throw the stones...
Native

Wirtz, VA

#50 Feb 2, 2013
Hvnlyangel07 wrote:
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I can tell you that whether cops or eating or not - they are constantly monitoring their radios. More often than not, they are sitting down to lunch when most of us are sitting down to dinner. They often go without meals and do so without complaining! They do not get to "clock out" for their lunch break... they simply chow as quickly as possible hoping to get their food down before they are called out. Before you judge please remember these are the men & women that prior to leaving their home every day have to wonder if they will come home that night.. Please show a little respect for them. In every profession there are some rogues and I am not saying there are none in law enforcement. Profiling is easy to do and its easy to pass the judgement isnt it? Until you have walked in their shoes please dont throw the stones...
Well Said! Three cheers to all our friends in uniform!
I can change my name too

Palmyra, VA

#51 Feb 2, 2013
Another beer please wrote:
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Thousands of people listen to scanners in the local area. You don't have to sit around to do it. You can use handheld scanners anywhere. You can also use an IPad or iPhone appilication (5-0 Radio Pro) to hear the local police, rescue and fire frequencies. Or you can use a mobile mounted scanner in a car. You don't keep up with modern day tech much, do you?
Wow. You know way too much about this and It sounds like you listen in quite often. Pretty creepy. Do you have a mobile mounted scanner in your chevy impala or crown victoria that you've tricked out to look like a cop car?
annonymous

Atlanta, GA

#52 Feb 2, 2013
Bring me a beer woman wrote:
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I see it all the time. And I can almost guarantee you it has to be because Chickie gives them FREE or HALF PRICE food.
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I care what he/she has to say. 10 to 12 cops all eating at the same has to have 911 dispatchers pulling their hair out! The calls keep coming in and they have nobody to dispatch. This must be why I hear dispatchers telling supervisors about pending calls and having nobody to dispatch to these calls all the time.
I like how people ASSUME a group of officers meeting at a restaurant for a meal are all ON DUTY. Officers are allowed to use their vehicles when they are OFF duty and quite often meet each other before/after shifts and on their time off. Oh, and I assume from some of the many comments on here that they are supposed to have ESP as well so that they may predict which citizen in their jurisdiction is plotting a crime, getting ready to make a horrible choice or which ones are just getting ready to act like complete idiots. I guess getting together for a meal must prevent them from having that ability too.
Police discount

Atlanta, GA

#53 Feb 2, 2013
Another thought wrote:
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There are often times that when you see a good handful of officers eating at the same time that there is a reason. It is very possible that the group you are seeing are not officers working the street that day but a group out training together or a group that has been having a meeting. And many times officers, whether on 'lunch' or not, listen to the radio and would leave the very second they are needed.
True or maybe they meet daily for the police discount.....
Areyoukiddingme

Atlanta, GA

#54 Feb 2, 2013
annonymous wrote:
<quoted text>I like how people ASSUME a group of officers meeting at a restaurant for a meal are all ON DUTY. Officers are allowed to use their vehicles when they are OFF duty and quite often meet each other before/after shifts and on their time off. Oh, and I assume from some of the many comments on here that they are supposed to have ESP as well so that they may predict which citizen in their jurisdiction is plotting a crime, getting ready to make a horrible choice or which ones are just getting ready to act like complete idiots. I guess getting together for a meal must prevent them from having that ability too.
Shift change everyday at 11:30, all the police officers eating in the same restaurant at the same time same place. Nothing routine about that. Maybe you should spread out a bit. Dude you are a bit high stung I think you feel guilty about the public noticing how you are so predictable. You need to think safety and mix it up a bit. I bet I could sit in Chic-Fil-A and pick you out in the crowd. You are to high strung relax.
annonymous

Atlanta, GA

#55 Feb 2, 2013
Good luck on your search of the crowd while you're in chick fil a. While you are busy looking for the "high strung" "dude", the female hairdresser would be ammused
Another beer please

Cumming, GA

#56 Feb 2, 2013
I can change my name too wrote:
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Do you have a mobile mounted scanner in your chevy impala or crown victoria that you've tricked out to look like a cop car?
Yes.
sville

Charlottesville, VA

#57 Feb 2, 2013
annonymous wrote:
<quoted text>I like how people ASSUME a group of officers meeting at a restaurant for a meal are all ON DUTY. Officers are allowed to use their vehicles when they are OFF duty and quite often meet each other before/after shifts and on their time off. Oh, and I assume from some of the many comments on here that they are supposed to have ESP as well so that they may predict which citizen in their jurisdiction is plotting a crime, getting ready to make a horrible choice or which ones are just getting ready to act like complete idiots. I guess getting together for a meal must prevent them from having that ability too.
haha Officers are allowed to use their vehicles when they are OFF duty
and wasting taxpayers money on gas????
Realist

Charlottesville, VA

#58 Feb 2, 2013
sville wrote:
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haha Officers are allowed to use their vehicles when they are OFF duty
and wasting taxpayers money on gas????
Yes. It's called more officers on the street and creating more awareness. So when your house is being broken into, the off duty officer riding down the street is much closer to respond than the other officers working. You want to talk about tax payer money??? HA! Try talking with the so called "disabled" people collecting welfare checks because of bipolar disorder or depression. Forget about the hard working man who has battled with paranoid schizophrenia the majority of his life and is now making $9.50 bagging groceries after overcoming many obstacles in his life. No, It's about lazy people who refuse help and depend on your hard paying tax money when they need rehab or they have overdosed, or quite simply don't want to work. If you want to go that route, there are many more ways your tax money is being spent. Don't blame the cop who is driving to the gym on his off day to stay in shape and ultimately/possibly help you out in a future situation.
CvilleGordo

Charlottesville, VA

#59 Feb 3, 2013
Another beer please wrote:
The roads are full of drunk drivers now. And I'm sorry, but the police never seem to be around. This one was caught only because he crashed. And there were probably 8 to 10 police cars sitting at Chik-fil-A next to Lowes... like there was one afternoon this week.... when this guy was driving drunk and crashing. Girl leaving Lowes said there 3 city police cars and 9 county police cars there at the same time. I have no reason not to believe this girl, but I told her to take a picture next time.
It's called "meal break" or "lunch." What a radical concept.
FMJ

Troy, VA

#60 Feb 3, 2013
who cares about the real issue (the drunk that wrecked) lets examine the police department and their practices...........
Areyoukiddingme

Atlanta, GA

#61 Feb 3, 2013
Realist wrote:
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Yes. It's called more officers on the street and creating more awareness. So when your house is being broken into, the off duty officer riding down the street is much closer to respond than the other officers working. You want to talk about tax payer money??? HA! Try talking with the so called "disabled" people collecting welfare checks because of bipolar disorder or depression. Forget about the hard working man who has battled with paranoid schizophrenia the majority of his life and is now making $9.50 bagging groceries after overcoming many obstacles in his life. No, It's about lazy people who refuse help and depend on your hard paying tax money when they need rehab or they have overdosed, or quite simply don't want to work. If you want to go that route, there are many more ways your tax money is being spent. Don't blame the cop who is driving to the gym on his off day to stay in shape and ultimately/possibly help you out in a future situation.
LOL, nothing was ever said about the gym in earlier post. It was a group of police officers driving to Chic-Fil-A to have lunch with their working comrades. Get off the rant, this all started with a women being ejected from a mini-van operated by a drunk driver. By the way, maybe if some officers actually spent more time at the gym their shirt buttons would not be at their popping point. Just an observation I have made of some of those officers stopping at Chic-Fil-A on their way to the gym. You are fighting a perception battle here. Bad wrecks happening while whole shifts are seen at the same restaurant. Know one would say a word if you guys split up and spread out across the county more.
Jack Bauer

Scottsburg, VA

#62 Feb 3, 2013
Another beer please wrote:
<quoted text>
Thousands of people listen to scanners in the local area. You don't have to sit around to do it. You can use handheld scanners anywhere. You can also use an IPad or iPhone appilication (5-0 Radio Pro) to hear the local police, rescue and fire frequencies. Or you can use a mobile mounted scanner in a car. You don't keep up with modern day tech much, do you?
Your right thanks ,This one is for android . http://app.downloadatoz.com/download/55407,sc...
Commentary

Charlottesville, VA

#63 Feb 3, 2013
Could the person that called in the "warning" about the drivers being intoxicated have taken their keys away from them?

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