Thursday, September 10, 2009

19 Year Old Charged With DWI In Morning Crash

Four injured as car tries to pass garbage truck on English Rd. at 8:30AM

STORY

SCATS ~~ Let's see ... he's underage (just 19) AND drunk at 8:30 in the morning! No work ... no school ... just partying until dawn on a weekday! Is it just me or is Greece experiencing an epidemic of DWI's committed by older teens and young 20's types?

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Not to change the subject and sorry for the injured people. But you can get a ticket for going around a garbage truck? Are we supposed to follow the truck for its entire route? I understand the ticket for DWI but there was a "line of cars" passing the garbage truck. If a vehicle is parked like a truck or car we can't go around it legally if there is the solid line?
Someone please explain.

Anonymous said...

The story says "Taylor was charged with Driving While Intoxicated and passing in a no passing zone."

Double yellow line maybe?

Anonymous said...

The question raised by 12:41 is a good one. When the truck is stopped, on many streets it will block traffic in its lane. Is there no legal way to pass it? Does a "no passing zone" apply to passing a stopped vehicle that is blocking?

SCATS said...

I think 12:41's question applies to a lot of different situations: delivery trucks; mail trucks; lawn/landscaping trailers; moving vans ... maybe it's only an issue if you hit someone or something.

Perhaps 1:07AM was correct about the double yellow line. The D&C article says the 19 yr. old drove into an oncoming car.

Diane said...

Speed was the factor, too...wasn't he going 70 mph? And why aren't drivers being cautious now with school in session, kids walking, etc.? He was being totally reckless in his assessment to drive around the truck.

He had the obligation to stop and give the opposing traffic the right of way..only when the path was clear should he have gone around (and he would've been able to determine that by not following too close).

Diane said...

That's odd..the article about this that appeared on the D&C Greece page yesterday and all its comments had disappeared and a new article in its place. That's where I read about the speed.

Anonymous said...

The speed limits in the Town are never obeyed. Latta Road coming in from the west is a race track in the morning. Everyone is heading to 390 at 70 mph from 7am to 9am. Dewey Ave. has slowed to 50 mph since the construction started, its posted at 35 mph. People want everyone else to follow the rules but they think they are exempt from the rules.It's do as I say,not as I do.

SCATS said...

According to a recent GMAC Insurance survey, New York has replaced New Jersey in the rankings for having the WORST DRIVERS in the entire country.

Diane said...

There goes that throwing NYC into the mix of statistics again..

I wonder how we do "regionally".

Diane said...

Try this:

Could you pass a driver's test?

...and pass it on to others..maybe it'll help inform :D.