Friday, September 11, 2009

Greece Makes AOL Welcome Screen Headlines

  
Driver Gets 56 Tickets in 13 Minutes

(Sept. 9) -- You name it, Joshua Bracci was ticketed for it.


The 21-year-old man led police on a harrowing 13-minute chase Tuesday night, hurtling through the upstate New York town of Greece at speeds clocked at 111 mph, authorities said.


Bracci was given 56 tickets for that wild drive, police said. He was charged with first-degree reckless endangerment, first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a vehicle, driving while intoxicated, reckless driving, unlawfully fleeing police, resisting arrest and criminal mischief, among several other offenses, according to the Democrat and Chronicle.


To shake off police, Bracci allegedly turned off the lights of his car. Residents helped out by pointing out to police where he was going.


The chase ended on Jade Creek Drive, a dead end street at 8:24 P.M., just after Bracci backed into a patrol car, police said.


Bracci was arraigned and remanded to Monroe County Jail. Bail was set at $25,000. He'll have to return to court for a hearing on Friday.

Chances are, he won't be driving.

Greece is a town of 100,000 residents just north of Rochester, on the edge of Lake Ontario. In 2007, it was listed as the ninth safest city in the United States, according to an annual rating by Morgan Quinto Press.
 
SCATS ~~ Is it standard procedure to write up all the possible tickets/violations in a situation like this, or was this case used to set an example?

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

either way i am glad he got those tickets! but i do not think it is standard to write them ALL up. then again this is not a standard situation as is anyways.

Diane said...

Did all the tickets come from Greece police..or were some from State police, too?

Wonder if he'll be in the Guinness Book.

Anonymous said...

Something big is happening at latta long pond. fire trucks sirens and helicopters. Anyone?

Anonymous said...

Is it Loszynski leaving town??? lol

Diane said...

I just called Channel 10 news: they said it probably has something to do with the Army will be training tomorrow in the area of the Greece Town Hall..said there'd be helicopters, Humvee's, and all that.

Wow.

SCATS said...

Maybe there's a military coup underway to get Auberger out! Ha ha ha! :D

Diane said...

..we'll be changing our slogan to Greece..Discover the battleground.

Anonymous said...

The Army training at Latta-Long Pond in Greece? That's silly. They don't use firetrucks anyway.

Diane said...

That's what the news station said. Maybe they'll have something on tv about it. Firetrucks could be used for many things regarding precautionary safety reasons.

SCATS said...

The Army? Maybe they're trucking in gold from Ft. Knox to pay Loszynski and his "detail" of 7!

Diane said...

I haven't heard it mentioned on news10 yet but I got to leave so I won't catch it if they do say something.

secret ops?? lol

Anonymous said...

There was a serious accident. That's hardly funny.

SCATS said...

To 6:57PM ~~ No one laughed about any accident, so please get a grip. Obviously, the humvees were here for tomorrow's fun.

Diane said...

When I picked up my g-son from football, he told me he saw a lot of black smoke & a helicopter from across the field at a distance..so there was a serious incident of some nature. (I took a ride down there but didn't see anything either by the Town Hall)..

so now I'm curious as to what news10 meant by the Army training taking place tomorrow--he did say "probably", as I had said. Guess we'll wait & see.

Anonymous said...

What does that mean that this story is on the welcome from AOL? Does that mean that it is national news?

SCATS said...

To 5:27PM ~~ Yes, it became "nationally known." Right next to Obama's news ;)