Why I (sometimes) wish I were a policeman

I’m regularly shocked by reckless, illegal driving, esp. people speeding through red lights and turning right-on-red without stopping. I sometimes wish I were a policeman because I would so enjoy severely fining these potentially deadly drivers and taking repeat offenders off our roads.

I assume most of these drivers are just self-absorbed jerks willing to endanger other people’s lives to get themselves to work a minute faster. But some are apparently drunk and/or not even legal drivers:

A man who police say was smelling of alcohol was arrested late Sunday morning and charged with running away from his car after crossing the double-yellow on West Ave., striking another vehicle head-on and sending three children to the hospital with minor injuries, police said.

Along with being charged with driving while under the influence and leaving the scene of an accident, Antonio Quintana, 33, of 73 Stillwater Ave., Stamford, was also charged with not having a license, driving a car with no registration, using the wrong license plates on his unregistered car, no insurance and violating his probation.

The grand slam of illegal driving — no license, no registration, no insurance, driving drunk, and hitting another car — right here in my city. Thank goodness the injured kids were not killed.

Posted by James on Monday, May 16, 2011