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128 mph - "not reckless"

Discussion in 'General Motorcycling Discussion' started by SilverFox, Dec 9, 2005.

  1. You guys will enjoy this one:

    "NEBRASKA CITY, Neb. (AP) -- Speeding is not necessarily reckless, even at 128 mph, a judge ruled in the case of a motorcyclist who tried to flee from state troopers.

    With some reluctance, County Judge John Steinheider ruled last week that Jacob H. Carman, 20, was not guilty of reckless driving on Sept. 5, when he was spotted by a trooper who then chased him at the top speed of his cruiser's odometer - 128 mph.

    "As much as it pains me to do it, speed and speed alone is not sufficient to establish reckless driving," the judge told Carman on Friday. "If you had had a passenger, there would be no question of conviction. If there had been other cars on the roadway, if you would've went into the wrong lane or anything, I would have convicted you."


    Lucky for him the trooper didn't have a tyre blow out... :p
  2. A judge that understands the concept of "inappropriate speeding"? Maybe he's visited Germany a few times?
  3. From the "Only in America" files!

    Where various states have repealed the compulsory helmet laws, much to the delight of funeral directors and neurosurgeons.
  4. .. the judge probably has shares in the local funeral home :LOL: