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Dashcam video shows Florida trooper drive into speeding DUI suspect's path to protect Skyway 10K runners

  
By:  Drakkonis  •  News  •  4 months ago  •  18 comments

Dashcam video shows Florida trooper drive into speeding DUI suspect's path to protect Skyway 10K runners
"There was no time to think. You have to act. Without question, she was the last line of defense," said Trooper Ken Watson on Monday afternoon.

Absolutely incredible bravery. I bet it never entered her mind that she could have done anything else. Just incredible. 

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Drakkonis
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1  author  Drakkonis    4 months ago

I'd triple her pension if I could. 

 
 
 
TᵢG
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2  TᵢG    4 months ago

Good to see a positive story about the police for a change.   The super majority of these individuals are good people trying to do what is right for society.

 
 
 
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2.1  author  Drakkonis  replied to  TᵢG @2    4 months ago

Saw a vid of her speaking about it after. Said people were calling her a hero but she said she just did what had to be done. Said her kids call her a hero every time they see her. I bet those kids feel ten feet tall at school. 

 
 
 
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3  1stwarrior    4 months ago

Absolutely WOW.

 
 
 
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3.1  author  Drakkonis  replied to  1stwarrior @3    4 months ago

I know, right? I keep thinking about what she might have been thinking as the car bore down on her. Were there any coherent thoughts or just instinctual knowing and fear? How do we even begin to thank her for something like that? Goes a long way toward restoring faith in humanity. 

 
 
 
Kavika
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4  Kavika     4 months ago

Amazing.

 
 
 
Ender
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5  Ender    4 months ago

Holy crap. That stupid woman didn't even try to slow down. Then laughing about not having a car while in custody.

She deserves to be behind bars.

 
 
 
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5.1  author  Drakkonis  replied to  Ender @5    4 months ago

Yeah, she does, but I also hope she can turn her life around. Judging from her court appearance though...

 
 
 
shona1
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6  shona1    4 months ago

Morning...the definition of a true hero..

Glad she was not badly injured or worse killed...as for the drunk feral a nice long jail sentence is certainly in order...

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
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7  sandy-2021492    4 months ago

Well done, Trooper Schuck.  You're a credit to law enforcement everywhere.

 
 
 
Tacos!
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8  Tacos!    4 months ago

Incredible. Her courage brings tears to the eyes. Just inspiring.

The drunk driver meanwhile, is an absolute piece of shit.

 
 
 
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8.1  author  Drakkonis  replied to  Tacos! @8    4 months ago
The drunk driver meanwhile, is an absolute piece of shit.

Maybe just a ruined human being that still has a chance to turn her life around.  While I do pity her, I hope she pays the consequences for her actions. I put a lot of stock in the maxim "There but for the grace of God go I." It's so easy for us to go wrong. 

 
 
 
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8.1.1  Ender  replied to  Drakkonis @8.1    4 months ago

If we get real about it though, at our age, we know that there are people that are just Pieces of shit and will never change.

She didn't even seem remorseful during her court appearance.

I would be a terrible jury person because I tend to go on body language, actions, words.

 
 
 
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8.1.2  author  Drakkonis  replied to  Ender @8.1.1    4 months ago
If we get real about it though, at our age, we know that there are people that are just Pieces of shit and will never change.

I've read lots of stories about people who were "just pieces of shit" who have changed. 

She didn't even seem remorseful during her court appearance.

Nope. No, she didn't. 

I would be a terrible jury person because I tend to go on body language, actions, words.

That isn't necessarily a bad thing. You can rationally determine guilt in accordance with the law but your observations concerning body language, actions, words or other indicators can and should inform recommended punishment. 

 
 
 
Tacos!
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8.1.3  Tacos!  replied to  Drakkonis @8.1    4 months ago

It’s hard to hold out grace when she’s laughing in court.

 
 
 
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8.1.4  author  Drakkonis  replied to  Tacos! @8.1.3    4 months ago

Sure is. 

 
 
 
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8.1.5  shona1  replied to  Drakkonis @8.1.4    4 months ago

Anoon Draky...hmmmm considering her age she is old enough to know way better and the consequences of her actions...

Wonder if she would be laughing if she cleaned up some joggers...

Have a very low tolerance of drivers under the influence of anything...had one low life here who killed four cops last year in one incident in Melbourne...the cops were off the road standing on the median attending to a car accident..he killed them all... drugs in his system...

Then the maggot had the gawl to complain he was the most hated man in Australia..with luck once his sentence is served he will be deported back to India.

 
 
 
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8.1.6  author  Drakkonis  replied to  shona1 @8.1.5    4 months ago
Anoon Draky...hmmmm considering her age she is old enough to know way better and the consequences of her actions...

Sup, shona? I hear you and, yes, she should know better. No doubt about it. And she should not be given any leniency given her actions. Wouldn't suggest otherwise or even want to. Same goes for anyone who gets behind the wheel when they shouldn't. 

But, still. If following Jesus has taught me anything, it's that none of us are the best version of ourselves we would like to be (although you seem fair bonzer). We can treat this woman justly, as she deserves for her actions, but compassion is as necessary as justice. Compassion doesn't mean skimping on justice. It just means seeing her has a human being and not simply as human shit. I certainly don't feel perfect enough, myself. Hate is just too easy, if you know what I mean.