February 2005, Canada | Canadian winter nights are long and usually quiet,
but one exception was the night Constable Morgan responded to a drunk
driver call. He caught up to the errant driver and fell in behind in order
to establish the commission of the crime. In a short distance, the driver
missed a curve and slid into a snow bank. Morgan switched on his lights,
stopped his patrol unit, and approached the driver's door.
The driver decided to flee. His tires, mired in the snow, spun wildly but
the car went nowhere. Constable Morgan thought he would have a little
fun. He began running in place alongside the driver's window. The driver
was surprised to see the Constable keeping up with his car. The
speedometer read 100 kph.
Constable Morgan broke the window glass with his flashlight and ordered,
"Pull over!" The driver's response? He jammed the pedal to the metal!
The car's speedometer had reached 175 kph yet, astonishingly, the Constable
was keeping pace and ordering the driver to stop. Finally, convinced he was
never going to outrun the fleet-footed officer, the drunk man let off the
gas, turned the wheel, and brought his car to a "stop." The Constable
escorted the man to his patrol vehicle, which had magically followed the
two on their mad dash across the snow-covered tundra.
The man was charged with DWI, speeding, and failing to yield to a
policeman. Brought before the judge for arraignment, the man, who had not
quite regained his wits, saluted the incredible athletic prowess of the
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Reference: Canadian L.E. Bulletin, Feb 2005