Suspected drunken driver accused of breaking Colorado airport fence and motoring onto

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Hahaha this made me chuckle..
Suspected drunken driver accused of breaking Colorado airport fence and motoring onto runway

GRAND JUNCTION, Colorado (AP) - A drunken driver crashed through a fence at a small airport and drove onto a runway before getting stuck atop electrical equipment, authorities said.

No planes were taking off or landing at Grand Junction Regional Airport when the crash occurred early Monday, the Transportation Security Administration said.

Jamie L. Bowden was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence and other counts, police said. No phone number could be found for her, and it was not known whether she had an attorney.

Her car went off a road, came "barreling through the fence and just kept on going," said airport manager Rex Tippett.

Authorities in Grand Junction, about 190 miles (305 kilometers) west of Denver, are investigating, said TSA spokesman Sterling Payne.
 
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And yet another funny story that's going to get MADD up in arms so that they go out and try to reduce the BAC for DWI to .06 to save your children.

United States of Prohibition cycles every 60 years driving the legal system.

Edit: And yes, this person was a problem who should have been arrested and charged with DWI before she had the wreck. I'm just saying if the cops weren't busy arresting sober people to fill quotas they might have been watching the roads and pulled this one over... You know, to keep people safe, not to keep their jobs.
 

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And yet another funny story that's going to get MADD up in arms so that they go out and try to reduce the BAC for DWI to .06 to save your children.

United States of Prohibition cycles every 60 years driving the legal system.

Edit: And yes, this person was a problem who should have been arrested and charged with DWI before she had the wreck. I'm just saying if the cops weren't busy arresting sober people to fill quotas they might have been watching the roads and pulled this one over... You know, to keep people safe, not to keep their jobs.
well I was thinking of Anthony's trip story..but ok
 
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well I was thinking of Anthony's trip story..but ok
Cops in my town went on an "arrest anything on the road after 11 pm" binge about 6 months ago and I got charged with two bullshit DWIs in the span of about a month by the same cop.

Sorry, I'm a little bitter, and that absolutely is what's happening so that cities can make money in the greater Dallas/Ft. Worth area these days... Like minded, politically leaned on judges and all. The conspiracy really is quite genius, I'm just pissed off I'm one of the unlucky that got nabbed.
 
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Wait, you were driving drunk & are pissed off that you got caught? WTF?
I wasn't drunk, at all. It was literally a case of my car was seen leaving a bar (Which I sort of worked at at the time... I ran their pool tournaments and APA leagues, etc.) so I was pulled over and under arrest simply for the crime of leaving a bar parking lot in their town. The local DA has a "Must convict" policy for any DWI related offense, so the cops trained on how to testify at DWI hearings so that the evidence doesn't matter.

They just put you down for a flat breath refusal even when they never asked you for one, etc.

My combined bar tab on both nights in question was about 8$. Let me say again, both nights combined.
 

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I wasn't drunk, at all. It was literally a case of my car was seen leaving a bar (Which I sort of worked at at the time... I ran their pool tournaments and APA leagues, etc.) so I was pulled over and under arrest simply for the crime of leaving a bar parking lot in their town. The local DA has a "Must convict" policy for any DWI related offense, so the cops trained on how to testify at DWI hearings so that the evidence doesn't matter.

They just put you down for a flat breath refusal even when they never asked you for one, etc.

My combined bar tab on both nights in question was about 8$. Let me say again, both nights combined.
I think the question that begs to be asked is, just how incompetent was your lawyer?
 
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I think the question that begs to be asked is, just how incompetent was your lawyer?
He was actually very good and got the first one overturned because it was SO blatant that the circumstances were what they were. The second time around, though, the cop basically invented a reality knowing the camera angles and what the court would be able to see.

When I reached for my license and insurance, he drew his gun for the camera. When he asked me to get out of the car he made me do it on my knees, for the camera.

When all this came up in court the cop actually choked up some tears and told a story about how he was "almost stabbed" like 12 years ago and he knew I probably had a pocket knife from the first time he arrested me. Bear in mind, I made zero threatening moves and he completely over-reacted for the sake of getting it on video in his own words, and my attorney and I were yelled down by the prosecutor objecting to things that were over-ruled every time, but that's all the jury heard.

It'll be over-turned on appeal, but the situation remains, and it's getting worse and worse around here by the day.
 

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Sounds like you just had the shitty luck of running into a fucked cop. Which is sad, but they're obviously out there.

Hell back in college, a friend came to visit me for Halloween (UC Santa Barbara used to be renowned for their Halloween party), he was drunk and decided to walk into some bushes off the street to take a piss. Well dummy just happened to do it right in front of a cop. As the cop came up to him, he (being the dummy he was) tried to run but turned and ran right into a parked car. He was then grabbed and cuffed (without incident...which is important in a moment). So I decided to follow them as he was escorted by 2 male cops to the holding area the had set up for booking. Well guess what one of his charges that was eventually put on him was. Assaulting an officer. A complete lie.

So he sees the charges, and it states he assaulted some female officer at the scene of the arrest. I had to testify that this was not the case, and that there was no female officer anywhere near it. As the case goes on, it comes out that this broad was trying to break up a bar fight in the area and in doing so, tripped and separated her shoulder and they decided to pin it on the 'drunk guy that tried to run' basically.

He still received a sentence of 10 days for resisting/public intoxication/urinating in public, but the whole assault on the officer charge was dropped and an internal affairs investigation was opened because of the lying bitch. She lost her job, and the corroborating officer lost his too. So it ended quite well, considering...
 

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The PIGS had better be careful, because there is only so much bullshit the public will take before they push back, maaan.
 
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Here's a story from a town that feeds into the same courts as my cases did. Plano is the town that neighbors mine (Along with a few other little shithole towns):

Iwasthestate.com said:
Freedom Protects You From The Police- Plano PD Edition

DWI laws are dangerous because we give officers to much discretion too arrest. Law enforcement discretion combined with an erosion of constitutional protections leads to injustice every time.

Freedom, liberty, and the now defunct Bill of Rights used to protect us from corrupt law enforcement. Today, criminal defense lawyers are freedom's last hope.

This leads me to the story of Tray Boswell. Trey was arrested by Plano PD for DWI. The Plano Star Courier reports that during Boswell’s DWI trial, his criminal attorney Phillip Linder, requested the cell phone records from Sarah Boswell, Trey's wife. Trey and Sarah were going through a divorce. Child custody was an issue.

Phone records indicated that numerous phone calls were made between Sarah Boswell and the arresting officers Ron Kress, Michael Nunns, Scott Copeland and Jon Britton. The calls were initiated by both parties. Kress, Copeland and Britton claimed they had never met Sarah Boswell .

Court records state Copeland detained Boswell without probable cause and issued two traffic citations. Phone records state on that day, at least four phone calls were made from Sarah Boswell to Copeland, despite their claim of never meeting before.

Tray filed a federal lawsuit after the DWI was dismissed. Don't believe criminal defense lawyers are freedom's last hope? Surely the government is policing the police and looking out for your rights? Here is a great quote from the Plano City Attorney, Diane Wetherbee-

Plano City Attorney Dianne Wetherbee said the officers conducted themselves
in an appropriate manner involving the incident.“We will vigorously defend
them,” Wetherbee said.

While Diane is vigoroulsy defending the officers, we should all be glad Phillip Linder was doing the same for Mr. Boswell.