MINI driver attempts to outrun speeding ticket

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  1. Nathan

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    A Choctaw Lake, OH man is facing a felony fleeing charge, along with a variety of traffic violations, after leading Madison County Sheriff’s deputies on a high-speed chase along state Route 38 on Sunday, Nov. 3.

    Larry Hutcheson, 62, was arraigned before Municipal Judge Eric Schooley on Monday, Nov. 4, charged with a third-degree felony that could put him in prison for as long as three years and cost him $15,000 in fines.

    According to a sheriff’s report, a deputy spotted Hutcheson in a BMW Mini-Cooper convertible speeding southbound on state Route 38 in Deercreek Township about noon on Sunday.

    When the deputy attempted to stop the Mini-Cooper, it sped up.
    As the deputy pursued, the car ran the traffic light at U.S. Route 40 and state Route 38 and continued to weave in and out of traffic in the southbound lane, narrowly missing a second sheriff’s cruiser that was northbound.

    That deputy clocked the Mini-Cooper traveling at 127 mph as it approached the London, OH city limit, the report said.

    Hutcheson pulled over and surrendered at the intersection of Lafayette and Elm streets in London.

    During questioning at the sheriff’s office, Hutcheson said he fled to avoid another speeding ticket. He’s received four in the last 12 months. He admitted to having 12 points on his driver’s license and said he feared another ticket would result in an extended loss of driving privileges.

    Schooley told Hutcheson a conviction on the fleeing charge could result in a lifetime license suspension.

    Hutcheson said Austin Wildman will represent him at a preliminary hearing set for 9 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 8.

    Schooley set a $5,000 cash or surety bond on Hutcheson.
     
  2. mrntd

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    In the old days you just needed a car that was faster and handled better than the police cars. Now there is nothing faster than a radio.

    Not that I condone fleeing from the police.
     
  3. Zapski

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    I've been kind of stymied by the move to Chargers for police cars these days. Used to be I could spot a Crown Vic 10 miles away in a fog on a moonless night, but now it takes a few hundred yards of closing before I spot them.

    Not that I condone fleeing from the police.
     
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    It is amazing the stupid decisions that people make when they are under pressure. An idiot in south Jersey stole $5.00 worth of candy got himself arrested, ended up with a long list of charges against him and forfeited the $6,000.00 of cash he had on him.
     
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    The radios have always been faster than any car.

    This is beyond stupid.:eek:ut: At least this guy wasn't on the wrong side of the dragon. :wink:

    Lets keep an eye out for a cheap MINI convertible for sale on craigslist. :smilewinkgrin:
     
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    Exactly how old are you talking..... I'ma thinking the radio was invented (1895) before the horseless carnage....:D
     
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    #8 sethat46, Nov 7, 2013
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    Wow! I was over there the other day! Sure it wasn't me? Lol KIDDING!

    Also. Austin Wildman is from my town and is who my sisters boyfriend interned with. Weird.
     
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    Marconi before Motorola..... :D
     
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    #10 Apok, Nov 7, 2013
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    LOL, that is like 3 doors down from a friends house. Coincidentally, that is the same intersection that I had some chick cut the corner and took the front end of my TT off.
     
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    1. Don't speed boys and girls.

    2. If you do use a quality radar detector.

    I run with a Valentine V 1, even in Virginia :devil:

    If you do get pulled over don't run, pull far off the road so the officer is away from traffic and be respectful and polite. You will be surprised just how many tickets you do not get and you will have a nice collection of warnings. :ihih:
     
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    Speeding tickets? Who gets speeding tickets in Ohio.....after all, the LEO's in Ohio are so forgiving when it comes to issuing tickets :)
     
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    Haven't had one in 13 years. I guess I've sealed my fate. :wink:
     
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    I can't believe that you just tried to jinx yourself especially with a drive this weekend:)
     
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    No worries. :fingerscrossed:
     
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    Dave.O, Donuts work too
    [ame="http://youtu.be/nUIh2U7hFAo"]donuts and cops[/ame]
     
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    Two cave men sitting in their cave beating on rocks, one of them looks up after a bit and says: "You know Ogg, they ain't never gonna have radio".
     

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