<VV> VirtualVairs Digest, Vol 155, Issue 17

Hugo Miller Hugo at aruncoaches.co.uk
Sat Dec 16 16:14:35 EST 2017

\\\ I saw one guy on TV really give the cops a good run for their money. Say 
what you will, but it was an amazingly skilled piece of driving. When they 
finally caught him it turned out he had the highest level of crack cocaine 
they'd ever recorded. Not sure what the moral of the story is - if there is 

-----Original Message----- 
From: Eric Taylor via VirtualVairs
Sent: Saturday, December 16, 2017 6:14 PM
To: virtualvairs at corvair.org
Subject: Re:  VirtualVairs Digest, Vol 155, Issue 17


Since I've been driving a Corvair, I've never thought of outrunning a cop 
either..  I like to think of it as common sense but there is the possibility 
there is more than one single reason behind it.


Sent while I'm on the run. That should explain the heavy breathing.

One of the relatively few things that piss me off is when I see people in 
high speed chases with police.  These criminals risk their own lives which 
might be OK if that was as far as it went.  However, it also endangers the 
lives of police.  Worst of all, they risk the lives of innocent pedestrians 
and occupants of other vehicles on the street.  "Pedestrians" and "Occupants 
of other cars" include grannies and infants as well as anyone in between. 
Innocent people get injured and sometimes die.  If the guy gets caught and 
goes to court and if I was the judge, each charge of blindly running a light 
or stop sign would bring a criminal charge of reckless endangerment.  Every 
time the running car tapped a bumper or fender of an occupied car, it would 
bring a charge of assault with a deadly weapon.  If the "accidents" were 
with unoccupied cars or other property, it would bring criminal charges of 
willful destruction of property.  If found guilty, the jail terms would be 
consecutive; not concurrent.

When they catch these people in front of TV cameras, you see the arrest but 
never learn of the penalties.  Again, with the hypothetical case of me as 
judge, I would do my best to see that the severe sentencing caught the 
attention of every form of media and was presented prominently.  This 
wouldn't be an "arrogant" and idle threat, It would be a real life example 
of cause and effect.  Perhaps idiots who idolize the "runners" and think 
they might like to emulate them would think twice before following in their 
footsteps or tire tracks, as the case may be.

I am not a prude about street racing.  I did my share of street racing on 
Front Street and Delaware Avenue in Philadelphia.  The racers were taking 
personal risks but not risking lives and property of others not in consent. 
The races were semi organized without "through traffic."  It was great fun 
that rarely resulted in accidents.  Those accidents never involved innocent 
bystanders.  Police would sometimes drift by to disperse the crowd.  I never 
ran from the police in that or any scenario.  But that's just me.



In a message dated 12/15/2017 6:07:50 PM Pacific Standard Time, 
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Date: Fri, 15 Dec 2017 19:45:56 +0000

From: Joel McGregor <joel at joelsplace.com>

To: "Virtualvairs at corvair.org" <Virtualvairs at corvair.org>

Subject: Re: <VV> Tim Allen in Jan C&D


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I always got a kick out of that kind of arrogance. I knew "someone" that 
outran cops and their radios regularly. Never did get caught when running.

Joel McGregor
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