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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Tailgating cop rear-ends car; driver now faces prison time

Brian Hitchcock, driving home from work, was stopped at a red light. As the light turned green, motorcycle cop Anthony Parente pulled in tight behind Hitchcock's convertible and turned on the siren. Hitchcock instinctively hit the brakes, sending the tailgating Parente head-over-heels into his back seat.

Now, everyone knows who's at fault in these types of accidents: It's always the inattentive driver who rear-ends the car in front of him. But in this case, "Hitchcock was charged with one count of assault with a deadly weapon, one count of reckless driving and one count of reckless driving with injuries resulting. If convicted on all three, the writer, who is recently widowed, faces three years in jail."

You really have to read the full story to believe it.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Assault with a deadly weapon cannot exist from the actions another driver did behind you..The law states you must have a few car lengths infront of you at all times. Tailgating is a crime..In fact these false charges are ludicrous

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