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Old 11-14-2017, 12:13 PM   #1
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HUNTINGTON BEACH – A new Corvette crashed into an SUV, lifting the back of the vehicle from the ground in a reckless-driving case, police said on Monday.

At about noon on Sunday, police received reports of a reckless driver on the loose near Beach Boulevard and Warner Avenue, and those were followed by reports of a crash, said Officer Angela Bennett, a Huntington police spokeswoman.

When officers arrived, they found a Toyota Highlander’s rear-end lifted two-feet-plus in the air, with the low-to-the-ground Corvette nosed beneath it.

The Corvette’s driver was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence.

No one was injured. Police did not have an estimate on the damages.

http://www.ocregister.com/2017/11/13...ch-police-say/

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Old 11-14-2017, 12:19 PM   #2
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I guess lowing his GS will not be an issue!!

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A little faster and it could have been fatal...too bad it wasn't.
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That'll buff right out.
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Who TF is that drunk at noon on a sunday?
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Wow. I am very shocked their was no airbag deployment. If that does not warrant an airbag deployment, I am not sure what would.

As for Drunk drivers...they don't learn. If that drunk driver died, then that would be one less person to worry about taking out other people in the future. Drunk driving should be a lifetime driving ban.
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Can anyone explain why the rear hatch seems to be damaged?
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Can anyone explain why the rear hatch seems to be damaged?
I think what your seeing on the rear hatch is the front hood.
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Wow. I am very shocked their was no airbag deployment. If that does not warrant an airbag deployment, I am not sure what would.
There wasn't much a front end impact since it went under the SUV, and the sensors weren't triggered. I'm not surprised they didn't deploy, and they wouldn't have helped in an accident like that even if they had.
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Wow. I am very shocked their was no airbag deployment. If that does not warrant an airbag deployment, I am not sure what would.

As for Drunk drivers...they don't learn. If that drunk driver died, then that would be one less person to worry about taking out other people in the future. Drunk driving should be a lifetime driving ban.
I have to admit I do not understand this sentiment. When a driver drinks and then drives, he may have made a mistake, but he had no intent to wreck his car or to cause any harm.

A murderer, on the other hand, not only commits the act of murder, but intended to do so. It was not an accident and therefore the murderer is much more culpable.

Any way you want to cut it, a DUI is still an accident and while punishment is appropriate, wishing death on a drunk driver is wholly inappropriate, and a lifetime driving ban is equally so. Indeed, many in California do not want the death penalty for intentional killers; how can you want death to this driver for having an accident?

If we in the USA wanted to stop drunk driving, all we need to do is install ignition interlock breathalyzers. This would cut the problem way down. We surely do not need to overcrowd our prisons (or death rows) further with people whose "crime" was going over .08 BAC....

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Be funny as hell if his insurance was voided for the reckless driving and his car is totally and they pay him nothing.
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A little alcohol, a little gas and up up and away......
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I don't feel drunk driving is an accident. It is an intentional act. I saw a drunk driver take out a woman on a Saturday afternoon right in front of her husband. I think people need to take responsibilities for their actions. It is clear our laws are not strong enough on this subject.

With regards to the Corvette and the sensors not being triggered...at what point should it have been triggered?
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I have to admit I do not understand this sentiment. When a driver drinks and then drives, he may have made a mistake, but he had no intent to wreck his car or to cause any harm.
The driver may not have had intent but he knew when he started drinking he drove before hand. Not an accident that he got behind the wheel.
A murderer, on the other hand, not only commits the act of murder, but intended to do so. It was not an accident and therefore the murderer is much more culpable.
If that were my family in the SUV and it had burst into flames and killed everyone I would classify it as murder.
Any way you want to cut it, a DUI is still an accident and while punishment is appropriate, wishing death on a drunk driver is wholly inappropriate, and a lifetime driving ban is equally so. Indeed, many in California do not want the death penalty for intentional killers; how can you want death to this driver for having an accident?
Punishment is weak at best. Too many times I've read an incident of a fatality caused by a drunk driver that had multiple convictions.
If we in the USA wanted to stop drunk driving, all we need to do is install ignition interlock breathalyzers. This would cut the problem way down. We surely do not need to overcrowd our prisons (or death rows) further with people whose "crime" was going over .08 BAC....
Not a viable deterrent as every car on the road would need to be fitted.
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With regards to the Corvette and the sensors not being triggered...at what point should it have been triggered?
It takes a solid front-end impact. That appears to have been a glancing blow as the nose dove under the SUV. As you can see, that glancing blow peeled the hood off, and the front end is not compressed. The sensors are in the frame crush zones, which can be seen under the hood on each side at the front of the engine.

If the sensors were just in the nose, every minor parking lot ding would be blowing airbags. We certainly don't want that.

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I don't feel drunk driving is an accident. It is an intentional act.
To a point I agree with you but like most there are gray areas. Its not always easy to judge. Some alcohol hit harder later hence why I stay away from tequila. Normally those that cause accidents like this are ones that go way over the legal amount and should have known better. Anyone can play the "intentional" part game. Grabbing your phone, drink, big mac before an accident is intentional also. Letting your tread or tire presser go low is also intentional. There is so many "political" things that are done that is intentional that has caused so many problems it makes me what to drink now just thinking about it(at home BBQing though).

Either way Its just like Beretta said," Dont do the crime if you cant do the time.. Dont do it... Dont so it... " ummm I cant remember the rest.
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Who TF is that drunk at noon on a sunday?
Somebone whose Saturday night hadn't ended yet.

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Indeed, many in California do not want the death penalty for intentional killers
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If we in the USA wanted to stop drunk driving, all we need to do is install ignition interlock breathalyzers. This would cut the problem way down.
Agreed.
It hasn't happened because politicians fear the backlash from consumers who have to pay for it.
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Who TF is that drunk at noon on a sunday?
To much church wine lol
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Or too much Saturday night bourbon.
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I don't feel drunk driving is an accident. It is an intentional act. I saw a drunk driver take out a woman on a Saturday afternoon right in front of her husband. I think people need to take responsibilities for their actions. It is clear our laws are not strong enough on this subject.

With regards to the Corvette and the sensors not being triggered...at what point should it have been triggered?
It takes quite a whack to set off an airbag sensor, and that's a good thing, as you don't want them deploying during impact where seat belts alone would provide enough protection.

In regard to DUIs, my personal believe is that penalties for first time offenders may be too stiff, however penalties for repeat offenders are no where near harsh enough.
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