Comparing Notes

22 Mar

An old buddy and I were comparing notes today, and the tally we came up with was a little disturbing.

We’ve both been arrested numerous times, over the years, for some minor charges. Mine include:

Fighting in public, public disturbance, malicious mischief, public intoxication, mayhem, resisting arrest, public endangerment, illegal discharge of a weapon, carrying of a concealed weapon, assault, aggravated assault, assault with a deadly weapon, exhibition of speed, and possibly a few others that I haven’t recalled yet.

I do recall one instance when I narrowly evaded charges of attempted murder. Thank God for sloppy police work.

I was always puzzled by how many of those, being the direct result of being drunk out of my ass, still brought new names and charges. I mean, it’s not like I commited ANY of those alleged crimes, while stone sober. The truth be told, I couldn’t even recall most of them, once I sobered up.

A point the judge never seemed to be particularly impressed with.

So, after comparing notes, and taking into consideration both the number of different charges, and the number of offenses, my buddy and I came to the conclusion that he is the winner (it’s a matter of perspective). So, in comparison, I’m the good guy.

Hard to believe, but I can live with it. In fact, I feel better about myself already.

Fortunately, with the exception of the occasional backslide, I’ve outgrown my rebellious youth. At least, I didn’t have the three DUI’s and an assaulting a police officer charge, that he did!

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8 Responses to “Comparing Notes”

  1. Shawna March 23, 2010 at 4:22 pm #

    Thanks for sharing that Doc. I could just picture you trying to convince the judge you couldn’t remember. 🙂

    • Doc March 23, 2010 at 4:30 pm #

      Never! If you say that then it’s like saying, “Could be!” Deny, Justify or Accept. Usually, things were pretty cut & dried, making Accept the only viable option.

  2. Dave April 1, 2010 at 4:58 pm #

    Then y did u give me such a hard time when I skipped class. Geez….

    • Doc April 2, 2010 at 10:10 am #

      Because… I told you many times… you do as I SAY, not as I DO! 😉

      And I’m willing to bet you’ve said the same thing to my granddaughter a time or two!

  3. Juan April 23, 2010 at 9:13 am #

    I found this article to be interesting, so I decided to share a story with you.

    I’ve been riding motorcycles for the past 28 years. When I moved to California, I discovered “Canyon Racing”. On many occassions we encountered the CHP. Sometimes we were able to slow down enough to avoid the officers radar gun. On other occassions we avoided being pulled over by “breaking the land speed record”.
    On this particular December 2004 morning, 13 of my friends and I met our designated spot(not going to say in case someone is “watching”). For this particular ride I had installed a camcorder on my bike to record our days “activities”. Some guys did burn outs, others did 100 mph wheelies. Everything was being caught on tape. At one point we encountered a CHP officer with a radar gun. The officer pulled out in front of me and directed me to pull over. As you know some of these canyon roads are very narrow and there’s no where to stop. As he went around a blind corner, I decided to make a u-turn and bail. The officer proceeded to give chase. At one point I lost sight of the officer. Little did I know that it was a sting operation and there was an aircraft patroling the roads.

    Anyway, after a 45 minute “spirited” run thru the canyons to get away, I stopped to remove the tape from the camera. Yes, the camera captured the whole thing. As I said before there was a CHP aircraft in the air. He stayed on me the whole time, unbeknown to me. So when I stopped, the aircraft contacted a couple of patrol cars and they boxed me in. There was no more running. I shut the bike down and put my hands in the air.
    CHP officer proceeded to tackle me off the bike and put the handcuffs on me. To make a long story shorter, I got a lawyer to get the charges dropped to “disturbing the peace”. I was 38 years old.
    Hope you enjoyed my run with the law.

    • Doc April 23, 2010 at 5:06 pm #

      Having been on the other end of that kind of chase, and having to help get a kid’s body parts into a bag, when it went sour for him, I’m afraid I don’t get much enjoyment out of it. I’m just glad you, and all the cops involved walked away from it.

  4. Cricket April 26, 2010 at 11:49 am #

    This post makes me feel like such a good girl! 🙂

    • Doc April 26, 2010 at 12:27 pm #

      And well you should, Cricket, m’lass… and well you should! 😉

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