Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Another Case For Public Transit

Los Angeles, CA

So you're sitting in the back seat of a car and the driver's yammering on about how maybe he shouldn't have drunk all that codeine and where the fuck did all these bats come from and then there are lights and sirens and screaming and you're wondering if maybe you should have taken the bus to the party instead of riding with this asshole and suddenly there's this ding-ding-ding of the door-is-ajar variety, a blast of cold air from the front and- wait, did that fucker just jump?

And then you hit the tree.

Five people were arrested after a high speed chase last night. Seems the driver was doing that sort of weavy drifty thing drunks do and when the Sheriff's deputies tried to pull them over the driver opted for a merry jaunt instead. Seems he and the front seat passenger decided at some point that the car, with the other three folks stuck in the back, was a liability and jumped out, sending the car to not so gently crumple against a tree.

That driver is so not getting a tip.

1 comment:

Bill Cameron said...

A friend, or perhaps I should say, "friend," did this to me and some others when I was in high school. There were no police involved, but otherwise it was, "Let's drive crazy!"

"Uh, dude, no. Man, calm down."

"It's fun!"

"Dude, settle down, or we're going out." (Though, not while the car was moving.)

"Nuh-uh! I'm getting out!"

Gone.

Car, in our case, hits concrete culvert.

No one was hurt, but the car was messed up. And, naturally, it wasn't his car. It belonged to his mother's boyfriend, who was much cooler about it than he should have been. The driver, by the way, was completely sober.