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You wont believe what just happened..

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  1. Patel

    Patel Senior Member

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    Alright,

    I finished telling the story to my friends and I thought I would share it with you guys.

    I am driving home from the university library, right in front of the school, and some guy rear ends me.

    I tell him to pull over to the side, and he drives into this apartment complex. And he stops for a second, and then just puts the pedal to the medal.

    So I am chasing him through this apartment complex, and there happens to be a cop parked, so I stop and im like honking at the cop and I tell him "That guy just did a hit and run on my car!"

    Then I gun it trying to follow that dude, and by the time I made 2 turns through the apartment complex, he was gone.

    I thought he left the apartment complex and made a right, and im driving like 60 mph on this street, and the cops chasing me and were both trying to find the guy that got away. We didn't find him..

    So I pulled over and explained to the cop what just happened, and the cop said since there is no license plate number, or name, he cant do much besides file a police report. He hinted not to file one because the damages werent too bad (just some deep scratches), and we go on our way.

    So I have the feeling that the guy is going to be back at those apartments, and I can tell who it was because the front of the car would have damage on it.

    So I park and wait... I'm on the phone with my dad explaining what just happened, then like 10 minutes later I see this guy walking, and he looked like the guy that hit me.

    Then I ran up to him and I said "Hey man your the guy that just hit me and ran!" and he said, *drunk tone* "No man it wasnt" "Im just trying to find my car" And I insisted he was, and then he started running out the apartment complex into the university. He ran across UTSA Blvd (the street the school is on) Hes running in the grass and theres a bunch of trees around too. So while im running I hang up on my dad and call 911, and I was saying something like "I need help I am in pursuit of a suspect that just did a hit and run on my car, right in front of UTSA" and I finally caught up to him and pushed him and he fell down all sloppy.

    And he was begging me "please dont call 911 please dont call 911" and I hung up and gave him a chance to explain himself.

    So we walk back to my car to avoid the cops because they are on there way. And he tells me hey man I will give you $500 right now if you just take me to the bank, im so sorry im so sorry, blah blah. And I explain to him that if I do this, Im doing him a HUGE favor by not getting him arrested, dui,and hit and run charge.

    So while we're in the car, he is just explaining to me how nice I am for giving him a break (hes still a little buzzed) and how he appreciates it so much. And he couldn't get a DUI or he would be kicked out of grad school and what not.

    And while were driving to the bank, there are like 4 cops around UTSA with their car lights on just looking for the 2 ppl running lol.

    He gave me $400, (which should cover the damage) and I dropped him back off at his apartment. During the car ride, we kinda became friends because I did him a huge favor of not getting him arrested, and he did pay me $400 and agreed to pay any outstanding balances on the invoice. We ended up becoming sort of like friends, and he is from canada and thats where his family is. So I am kinda glad I did him a favor because if he would have gotten arrested, I dont know who would bail him out..

    Crazy night.. All this just happened like a hour and a half ago and I just got back into my room on the computer right now.
     
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  2. axus_auto

    axus_auto Power Member

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    You are wrong. I believe you.
     
  3. ShadeDream

    ShadeDream Elite Member

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    So wait, was this guy drunk driving? If so I don't know if you did the best thing. He might end up doing it again and this time causing a serious accident.
     
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    Wealthy Wisdom Power Member

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    Glad your safe....shit happens out of nowhere all the time

    my girl got a DUI... but the reason she was stopped was because the taillight just went out as we left the bar...it worked fine before hand...I was more shitfaced than her but she still had a horrible horrible BAC so she had to fork out $4000 for lawyer fee's but got it reduced to wreckless driving.

    anyway, we both learned from that mistake.....never drink and drive again...but I barely drink anyway so it's not a problem..
     
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    Patel Senior Member

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    He was drunk driving, but I dont think he was hammered.

    But right before he left my car to go back home, I gave him this huge lecture on why not to drink and drive. He just basically listened and said hes never gonna drink and drive again..

    I mean thats all he can really say, you know?

    Plus, I am not going to lie, sometimes there are times when I am drinking and driving, but I never drive if I know im hammered. I just sleep in the car or something.
     
  6. chad362wiley

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    Glad to hear everyone's safe
     
  7. elocin

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    You have balls of steel to run after him.....

    Props. I wouldnt have...
     
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  8. econroy56

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    Should have turned him over to the cops. Drunks shouldn't be on the road...ever. My little brother was killed by a drunk driver who didn't think he was "hammered"
     
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    Yeah. I sort of had a decision to make.

    He was cooperating with me, and he sobered up super quick it seemed like. I know what its like facing the legal system here in the states, and I am actually glad I made the decision I did. It worked out for both of us.
     
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    I completely understand you. Sometimes people make stupid mistakes, lets hope that this person learns from his one and never ever again drives while on alcohol, no matter the amount.
     
  11. outsidethesquare

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    Wow great work keeping a drink driver on the road and out of jail. Bottom line is that if he was going to be charged with anything he would deserve the penalties handed down.

    Of course he listened to your spiel about not drinking and driving; if he pisses you off he will be arrested.

    Hopefully he doesn't go out and kill someone's child next time he drinks.

    Well done mate.
     
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    Yeah well I am sorry you feel that way.

    This was between me and him, I didn't really care about "getting him in trouble"

    He paid me immediately for the damage to the car, and in return I feel good that I did him a favor too.

    The police are just a third party in my opinion. What do I get out of sending him to jail? Especially after how cooperative he was when he sobered up a bit.

    I am not promoting drunk driving please dont get me wrong.
     
  13. outsidethesquare

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    What do you get out of sending him to jail?

    Are you kidding? Should we just all use our own discretion when crimes don't directly involve anyone else? Nobody should go to jail for breaking the law unless the parties involved think so? His crimes aren't independent of society and not sending someone as deserving as that affects everybody else around you.

    By sending him to jail you prevent him from reoffending in the near future and reduce the likelihood of him reoffending after sentencing. By sending people to jail you also deter further potential criminals from drink driving.

    It's not all about you. That asshole is liable to go out and drink drive again and kill someone the next time he crashes simply because you felt good about him as a person and enabled that behaviour.

    Maybe if by some ironic twist of fate he runs over your mother or brother and kills them you might see what you or society gains from having him face the charges he deserves.
     
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    What did you show him? What did he learn? "I can go out again and drink and drive! If I smash up another car I can buy my way out like last time!" However next time he may kill someone... can't buy your way out of that. But hey, you feel like you did the right thing.. you got your money that's all that matters. You seemed pretty quick to call in that "3rd party" when you didn't know you were going to get paid back... all about the dollar and not about the real deal.
     
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    yay! now both go play naked twister.































    invite party boy also...
     
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    Solution: take his money then drive him to the police station.

    Man I miss college sometimes. I think I could probably write the next big buddy comedy movie script from some stories I have.

    An example would be during sophomore year when I was getting a damn jaywalking ticket. While a cop and I were arguing the stupidity of the ticket, a state police car Chase ended in the dorm parking lot across the street from us. We are talking like 5 cars chasing one guy for a felony warrant. Guy drives into the lot not realizing there is no exit on the far side. He gets blocked in. Jumps out of his car and books it across the street running. Now the cop that was giving me a ticket runs north while the guy was running west from the east side. Cop tackles him right as he get to the sidewalk.

    After a couple minutes the cop comes back over high fives me. We talk about wtf just happened. He rips up my ticket and actually gives me a ride to my friend's apartment. Epic.
     
  17. proudlytwisted

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    Playing Mr. Policeman is a good way to get yourself killed. Luckily this guy was an OK guy. Had it been someone with a lot to lose, or who was facing going back to jail or something, you probably wouldn't be here to tell this story right now.

    Do yourself a favor and let the police do their jobs. Someone ballsy enough to hit and run is probably ballsy enough to do much worse. I carry concealed every day and I can guarantee that anyone who decided to run up on me and not identity themselves as police or such would end up with a gun in their face.

    Glad you're OK. I feel like you got really lucky.
     
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    Its too bad some of you are more worried about the guy getting what he deserves rather than just appreciating the story. I didn't call the cps because

    1. My insurance would go up as well
    2. I would have to pay the deductable anyways and it was not a major accident. More like some scratches and debuf job needed.
    3. He paid me in cash for damages and if he went to jail he would get kicked out of grad school, get deported back to canada, and have to go to jail maybe he doesn't know any of his friends phone numbers to bail him out of jail, and his family is in canada.

    He hit me, and I got him to compensate for damages. And I feel like I did a good thing because he seemed like a good kid. He wasn't some thug or anything. I feel good that I can think that even though he fucked up I did a good thing by sparing someone from a bunch of other problems.
     
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    Forget the moral issue... how do we scale this?
     
  20. nothingmore

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    This is what you should have done. The guy just tried screwing you over by doing a hit and run, screw him over, he doesn't seem like the type of person you want to befriend. You would of got $400 and did a good deed for society.
     
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