Sheriff’s deputy slams four parked cars

July 30, 2008

By KAREN VELIE and DANIEL BLACKBURN

A San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s deputy on administrative leave drove into four parked vehicles before flipping and rolling his pickup truck in a July 19 mishap.

Deputy Bryan Goossens was northbound on Traffic Way in Atascadero at 8:50 a.m. when the chain-reaction collision occurred.

Currently on paid administrative leave in an unrelated matter, Goossens was not ticketed or charged by Atascadero police officers.

Goossens told police that he lost control of his GMC truck while reaching for a water bottle. The truck first sideswiped a green Ford Taurus, totaling the parked vehicle, according to a police report obtained by CalCoastNews.com. Goossens then crashed into a grey Plymouth sedan parked on the east side of Traffic Way south of Rosario Avenue, and then into the rear of a silver Ford Explorer. The impact propelled the Explorer approximately 61 feet into the rear of a blue Ford Taurus.

Upon colliding with the Explorer, Goossens’ truck became airborne and rolled over twice before coming to a rest 90 feet from the point of first impact, according to the report. “Goossens caused this collision by failing to drive on the right half of the roadway,” the report concluded.

“There was no indication of excessive speed or alcohol use,” said Atascadero Police Lt. Brian Dana, who noted the incident did not warrant drug or alcohol testing. “We don’t give tickets following accidents unless the driver has no insurance or license. This appears to be inattention.”

Along the 5000 block area of Traffic Way, where the incident occurred, the posted speed limit is 35 miles per hour.

According to the police report, witness Iris Florez was traveling south on Traffic Way when she noticed the deputy’s truck “approaching her at ‘normal’ speeds.”

However, Florez later told UncoveredSLO.com she first became aware of the GMC truck as it hit the first Ford Taurus. She called 911, and then offered her assistance to Goossens, who, according to Florez, wanted to move his truck.

“He wanted to, but I told him to wait for the police to come,” Florez said. “He was complaining about his head, he asked me to check it because it hurt too much. He was shaking a lot. I think he was in shock. His leg was bleeding. He didn’t want to go to the hospital.”

Following the accident, Goossens’ truck was towed and the remaining four damaged vehicles were left at the scene, according to the police report.

Goossens did not return a request for comment.


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Stefan

By: Anonymous on 7/31/08

CAROL ANN


Where do you get the stats 2-3%? Studies have shown that 99% of stats are made up on the spot

By: Anonymous on 7/31/08

Hi There Mr. Dog3,

We are all still here reading. From time to time the original readers pop up and post. At last check, only about 2-3% of the people who read this blog and other blogs in general post. Anyway, I just wanted to say Hi to you I remember you well.

By: Anonymous on 7/31/08

Hi Everybody,

I haven't been around town or on this site for a while. Hi Hotdog, I don’t see Dewdog and I don't recognize many of you. I’ve been reading all that I missed and it took me the last three days. This site sure is taking off. Hi Karen and Dan your stories are all excellent and informative. I read every post on this article and something comes to mind.

I’m sure everyone of us has reached to pick something up while driving. How many of us would do this when we were in close proximity to parked cars? Think about this a minute, do you reach for a CD or look to see who is calling on your cell phone or go looking for your candy bar when you are driving next to a truck, or approaching a cross walk or in a lane with parked cars? I certainly don’t and it doesn’t take a conscientious effort not to do so. This driver is a long time road veteran. He is a Sheriff’s Deputy and yet his road judgment appears to have been on par with an unseasoned teenager . I believe that he was speeding because he swiped one car then hit another on its rear corner moving it to the side and then hit another one propelling it 60 feet while rolling his own truck. It doesn’t add up. I don’t know why he is on administrative leave but wonder if he was possibly on medication and shouldn’t have been driving.

We all make mistakes and have been guilty of poor judgment from time to time. The problem is that there appears to have been an attempt to cover this up. Perhaps he needs special protection because

of his profession.

By: Anonymous on 7/31/08

Is there a golf course down on Traffic Way?

By: Anonymous on 7/31/08

Oh Paso Guy,

You are right. It was spontaneous on my part, particularly considering that I enjoy “whoisjohngalt”.

By: Anonymous on 7/31/08

If any one of us had such a rediculous accident that did that much damage it would have been in the damn paper. This was intentionally covered-up. Watch out local gov. USLO is around and the times are changing. Not everyone agrees with your hand shaking and someone on the inside obviously tipped Karen.

By: Anonymous on 7/31/08

To Kathy:


It's not wise to feed the animals :)

By: Anonymous on 7/31/08

Someone should ask the A-News for the reports that the police gave them for July 19 & 20. I bet the accident was excluded. By the way, to insider- That last post made me LOL. You are usually a real pain but that was funny.

By: Anonymous on 7/31/08

red light roundup.

By: Anonymous on 7/31/08

there is no link to "Paid Administrative Leave?"


Stefan

By: Anonymous on 7/31/08

"Goossens caused this collision by failing to drive on the right half of the roadway," the report concluded.


The report continues: "Goossens' vehicle was later found to contain $349 worth of complimentary groceries from Albertson's, including twenty jars of vaseline and a tattered copy of Martha Stewart Living magazine. Despite a thorough search of the destroyed parked vehicles and their owners' homes and places of worship, responding officers found no traces of marijuana or other cannabinoid molecules. Witnesses reported that Goossen's truck bed had been full of euthanized puppies from the animal shelter that were ejected from the vehicle as it rolled and flung into an In-N-Out Burger freight truck which, oblivious to the accident, proceeded to its stop at San Anselmo Road. In-N-Out customers were later reportedly seen catching frisbees in their mouths and drinking from toilets. In short, another routine day in Mudville."

By: Anonymous on 7/30/08

If the phrase "red light roundup" appears one more time in this blog, I think I'll weep.

By: Anonymous on 7/30/08

Favorable treatment, cover up, that certainly is a story, I withdraw my first statement. No one injured, a blessing. Dealing with insurance companies, they all lose most likely.

By: Anonymous on 7/30/08

Haven't you slaves ever heard of Professional Courtesy?


Look it up. Google it.


LEO's openly admit that they will not give traffic citation to other's in the public safety business. Being a cop means not having to obey the same laws that they enforce on the rest of us.


They are truly above the law.


Professional Courtesy is not hidden or denied by LE. They're proud of it. They view themselves as better than you and deserving of special treatment. The laws that apply to you do not apply to them.


Deal with it.

By: Anonymous on 7/30/08

Deputy Goossens is guilty of a ooop's or as the cops say a driving HUA. I'm sure he will never make whatever mistake he made again. No one was injured, he got lucky and U-SLO has made their point. Next story please. I do like this site.

By: Anonymous on 7/30/08

What was in the bottle? Did they take his word that it was water? Was it checked? Why was he against going to the hospital? Why did he want to move his vehicle after the accident before the police came? and how far? No investigation with measuring distances and speed estimates? If it was you or me, we, without a doubt would have been taking a blood or breathalyzer. Wouldn't have just left with no formal investigation.

By: Anonymous on 7/30/08

I have always been told that police are "professional drivers". This guy makes his living driving.He knows better. I say cover-up.


Stefan

By: Anonymous on 7/30/08

Lets see, I'm driving down the road and do thousands of dollars of damage to 5 cars on a city street. Then I tell the police that I was just picking up a bottle of water. The police say OK we understand be careful next time. They don't think my story is bizarre or that I was speeding, they don't question if I might be on medication and they just write a benevolent report and let me leave the scene with obvious injuries.They don't even wonder why I'm refusing treatment, they don't question what I might have possibly ingested? RIGHT.

By: Anonymous on 7/30/08

Again, another boring story involving the north county. Where is the Inquirer type stories regarding SLO and the south county? Sheeesh

By: Anonymous on 7/30/08

Why wasn't this in the red light roundup. Did the snooze choose not to put it in the roundup. Or did the police choose not to give it to the snooze?

By: Anonymous on 7/30/08


"W-1(witness) was unable to estimate an MPH."

Isn't this a bit contradictory.

By: Anonymous on 7/30/08

There are no skidmarks. The truck drifted off the roadway and hit the cars. What's the probable cause for a DUI testing. If you leaned over and picked up a water bottle and drifted off the road and stopped by a police office at 8:50am would expect to be drug tested and checked for DUI?

He probably wouldn't even give you a ticket but just a warning.

By: Anonymous on 7/30/08

We would be tested for DUI.

Its also possible to test for speed by doing the #'s based on skid marks and distance. None of that happend and if it did it isn't in the report.

By: Anonymous on 7/30/08

It should have made the red light roundup. I for one do not gather he was drinking in the morning. Though I do think a five car accident is news and that you would have to be speeding to side swipe one car enough to severly damage it, than hit one in the back, and not have been slowed down enough not to hit a third and knock it 60 feet into a fourth car. And then in a heavy truck, go airborne.


I think most of us have been in a wreck or two. In this case what stands out is the police report saying no sign of excessive speed. If he had hit and killed someone, we would not be having this conversation.


How many accidents that have resulted in death has the DA tried for manslaughter in the past few years with no drugs or alcohol. At least a dozen.

By: Anonymous on 7/30/08

Why would you issue a citation if you couldn't prove the fruits of the crime. I mean prove, not think it happened.

By: Anonymous on 7/30/08

How would you test for speed and/or reckless driving?

By: Anonymous on 7/30/08

Iris, did you tell the police who reponded that you saw Goossen driving towards you at a normal speed?


Stefan

By: Anonymous on 7/30/08

If any of us had an accident likethat we wouldbe tested and cited for obvious speeding and reckless driving.

By: Anonymous on 7/30/08

I know the witness. Her name is Iris. Iris never said she saw him driving at a normal speed. She told the police that she didn't know how fast he was going because the accident was already in progress by the time she saw it. False police report and cover-up.

By: Anonymous on 7/30/08

Time for all of you hypocrites to get a life. Look in the mirror and try to get a reality check.

Good night.

By: Anonymous on 7/30/08

Oh well I guess all you lefties just want to see blood. Get the official report and read the facts. If you were being treated like this you would contact a lawyer and sue, and I hope he does.

By: Anonymous on 7/30/08

This would not be news if it was not a cop involved. Nobody would care. But since it is a cop everybody wants blood. If any of you got into an accident do you want your name in the paper or on TV about your stupid driving? Do you want to be forced to go to the hospital? Blood taken to check for drugs? I don't think so. You would be on here screaming harassment.

By: Anonymous on 7/30/08

Read the story. The witness told UNSLO that she did't see the car untill it hit the first vehicle. I didn't see it either, but does my word mean anything. Before asking if she thought the deputy(I bet they told her was law enforcement) was speeding, they should have asked her if she saw him driving prior to the accident. Brillant police work.

By: Anonymous on 7/30/08

Has anyone here ever been in a traffic accident? Was it in the newspaper? Were you arrested? Were you taken to the hospital and tested for drugs/alcohol? I have known many, many people in my 40 odd years of life who have been in VERY serious accidents andd nothing like the above happened. Oh my gosh! I can't believe all of the coverups! Whatever

By: Anonymous on 7/30/08

From the report taken by Atascadero PD- "Witness related the following information. She was traveling S/B on Traffic Way when she saw V-1 traveling N/B of Traffic Way approaching her at "Normal" speeds." Maybe all of you physic experts can out do an eyewitness. It's an accident, there is no cover up. Everyone admits a speed of up to 45mph and a "normal" speed. Can any of you prove otherwise? Sounds like the vehicle left the roadway and rolled over. We read about this all of the time about accidents where vehicles roll over at speeds much slower than this. This is an Enquirer story. Uncoveredslo.com can do much better than this.

By: Anonymous on 7/30/08

This driver hit the second car in the rear(after swiping the first car) and managed to push it to the side and then plow into the third car and move it 60 feet and then roll his truck. – cover up.

By: Anonymous on 7/30/08

I have read all this blog and the story twice.

cover up.

By: Anonymous on 7/30/08

I don't want to crucify this guy just yet but the facts are looking shaky. I have CHP experience also plus basic physics. I went to the scene a little while ago. Something is rotten in the state of Denmark.

The more secrecy that there is the more doubt that will be there.


Stefan

By: Anonymous on 7/30/08

I agree with hotdog. The math doesn't add up. He was speeding and his speed was excessive. Its a cover up. Did thre police not to send this into the A-News with all the other Red Light Round Up reports or did the A-News just pull it? I think it's obvious what went on here.

By: Anonymous on 7/30/08

Why wasn't a report filed? Cover-up.

By: Anonymous on 7/30/08

Judging by the collisions and impacts I imagine my old physics is kicking in, momentum equations and all that. The force required to mash those cars, propel a parked car (overcoming the parking brake, Park position of the transmission or 'in gear' if a stick shift) 61 feet hard enough to severely damage the next car and STILL manage to roll the truck a few times-Jeez, you say he wasn't speeding? Hardly.

cover up…

By: Anonymous on 7/30/08

Well exactly when do you suppose that Mr Goossen began to apply his brakes? After he hit the 3rd car? Come on even if he had his HUA he would have hit the brake immediately. That’s just pure reflex. Don't you think that the fact that he had swiped two cars would have slowed him down? I also would like to know what the witness had to say about his speed. If the witness say's he wasn't driving at an obvious excessive speed then I'll buy the story based on your theory.

By: Anonymous on 7/30/08

What makes you an expert on speed? Mr. Goosen sideswiped the cars, not reducing much of the speed, hit a curb and then rolled his truck. Can it happen at 45mph? Yes. How do I know? Several years on the CHP. What are your credentials?

By: Anonymous on 7/30/08

Mr Goossen had to be traveling faster than 45 MPH to send a car flying 60 feet (the 3rd car he hit mind you) and then roll his vechicle. Also I think it would be interesting to see what the witness has to say about what they saw. Perhaps Karen could tell us or the witness could respond.

By: Anonymous on 7/30/08

This is a story looking to be created. Mr. Goosen was driving and was distracted by a dropped water bottle and drifted off the road and hit some parked cars. He admitted to 45mph which could be a safe speed on that road for that day and at that time per Section 22350 of the Vehicle Code. The odds are very high that at 8:50 in the morning that Mr. Goosen had not been drinking as was indicated in the report. So what we have here is a person who was distracted and ran off the road and hit some parked cars. Its called an accident. The independent witness stated that Mr. Goosen was driving at a normal speed. There are usually a series of events that lead up to having a blood test taken. They would be the smell of alcohol on one's breath, instability or a report of erratic driving prior to the accident. Being and off duty Sheriff isn't a requirement for a BA. None of these factors are reported by the officer or the witness, There was no open container in the vehicle. The bottom line is there is no probable cause to take a blood alcohol test. If there is serious injury or death a blood alcohol test is usually taken. That is not the case here. So all we have is a person who happens to be a Sheriff who inatentively wondered of the road and hit some park cars. Should he be cited? In police jargon they would classify this an HUA (head up ass) incident and there is no section for this. I think that if Mr. Goosen were not a Sheriff it's a nothing story. I think Atascadero PD treated Mr. Goosen just the same as any other citizen would have been treated.

The District Attorney would have rejected any filing of a complaint on this incident as there is no evidence that a crime was committed except for trying to pick up a dropped water bottle while driving.

Let's move on to the next story.


Stefan

By: Anonymous on 7/30/08

35….explorer went 60? feet, his truck rolled how many times? THIRTY FIVE? Guess it's OK to "reach for water" but god help you if you are on a cell phone.

By: Anonymous on 7/30/08

Now that we all know that a sheriffs deputy was driving far in excess of the posted speed limit and caused damage to 4 vechicles plus his own and was'nt charged with any violations, what will come of it? It's great to get this information out to the public but if nothing happends then what? It seems to me that something should happen when wrong doing is uncovered. What is going to be done about this? Will it now be investigated fully? It should be. What does the Chief of Police in Atascadero has to say?

By: Anonymous on 7/30/08

I know a few, very few, cops who would write up another cop without thought. Just like I know military types who would wound their own buddies when they went too wild.

By: Anonymous on 7/30/08

He sure was right about Kelly Gearhart. He knows a lot more than we all know right now, thats for sure. Watch out Good Old Boy's.

By: Anonymous on 7/30/08

Mike Brennler was a detective not a traffic cop. Thats why some GOB's are so afraid of him and want him off the Atascadero City Council. Equally- Thats why the public voted him in.

By: Anonymous on 7/30/08

Where is Smokey the Bear Brennler when you need him. Oh I forgot he's one of them. Can you say Cover up?

By: Anonymous on 7/30/08

This is why there are outside examiners to investigate police conduct. I'm not certain that this incident meets that criteria. To answer your question. No I would not have cited him and No I'm not a peace officer.

By: Anonymous on 7/30/08

Mike Brennler is the best thing that has happend to Atascadero in a long time. It's sad that a hand full of nut cases that don't mind making fools of themselves and manufacturing outright propoganda can cause so much disruption in Atascadero. The only reason that I wouldn't contact Mike about this is because he has enough on his plate. Its hard enough for our CC here to get anything done with the good ole boys fighting for control so that they can get back to payoffs and hand shaking.The ABA formerly CFA still hale the day's of Kelly Gearhart when O'Malley and Clay would do the GOB bidding with the approval of Wade McKinney.

By: Anonymous on 7/30/08

This wasn't in the Red Light Round Up? Oh Geez this was clearly a cover up. Everything is in the RLRU. Even people calling about noise and then no one was around to be found is in the RLRU! COVER UP- No question about it. I'm pissed and I'm going to write the city council.


Stefan

By: Anonymous on 7/30/08

Brennler and Insider wear the same "tin hat" size, I would seek help from another.

By: Anonymous on 7/30/08

I think that mayor Brennler should talk to the police chief about this. He is the Atascadero Mayor.

By: Anonymous on 7/30/08

I have been reading this site all day. I love it. It's about time there is some reporting of facts in the county. This is going to become the number one news source very soon. Also I agree that this is a cover up. It's obvious that the sheriff had to be driving way over the speed limit to have damaged so much property and then rolled his vechicle.

By: Anonymous on 7/30/08

This accident should be investigated. Where are the messurements of the impact's?

This person was driving resklessly and endangering the public. That is the fact and we all know it. It's just aggregious to think we are all so stupid.

By: Anonymous on 7/30/08

Funny this doesn't appear in the red light roundup for July 19th. Does that mean an accident of this nature doesn't even get a report. One word. Coverup.

By: Anonymous on 7/30/08

I don't think the driver was drinking at 8:50 in the morning. However, I do believe he was speeding and endangering those around him. That is the point.

By: Anonymous on 7/30/08

I can relate. I was told that Tom O'Malley (not a cop but a Atascadero cc) was followed home as a courtesy after a fireman's event.

By: Anonymous on 7/30/08

Personally the question of intoxication is pure conjecture since there were no test taken. If the driver had been an average citizen I believe that he would have been tested as a matter of standard procedure. In this case intoxication isn’t a question because we don’t know so the driver gets the benefit of the doubt. It’s the fact that he was clearly driving like a bat of hell. That is without question and no one is going to convince me or any reasonable person of average intellect otherwise.

By: Anonymous on 7/30/08

Northbound on Traffic way would have him going away from Chalk Mt. Guess the event was at the Hunter Ranch satellite course on N. Traffic Way

By: Anonymous on 7/30/08

First I had heard of this. I know Bryan and checked with a mutual friend. He states Bryan was on his way to a golf tournament at the time of accident. Mid morning. This lessens the liklihood of intoxification in my mind. Thought this might tighten this thread somewhat.

By: Anonymous on 7/30/08

I have never heard of a cop giving a cop a DUI. We all know that they have their "watering holes" and many cops do more than their share of drinking and then driving. It's called hazards of the job. I used to live in an apartment next door to a Hermosa Beach cop. He used to come home in the morning drunk as a skunk swinging his gun in his hand. He would be in street clothes and I guess he had his holster in his locker at the station. Sometimes he would come home with other co-workers. Sometimes they would tell me about the people who they "gave a good talking to" the night befor.Back then I found it all amusing because no one in our building could get busted since we all knew too much, alcohol loosen's lips. The rule is that if your a cop you can't get a DUI so just forget about a reckless driving ticket. Its just not in there.


Stefan

By: Anonymous on 7/30/08

I would like to make a point here. I'm not taking any side on this but here is something to think about. Law enforcement is in a proffession where they literally depend on each other for protection in all sorts of circumstances. These servants face dangerous criminals with guns that have a stake in getting away. In other words they will(you never know who or when) kill the officer in a heart beat to get away. The circumstances are never ending. They do become like "brothers', "best friends", who sometimes die for each other and for the public safety in the line of duty. With that said, if you had a "friend/brother" like that would you have given them a ticket? Its just a point that I'm making. We really do have very good law enforcement and they do generally respect the citizens. I rarely hear of rogue police officers in SLO county. We are lucky up here.

By: Anonymous on 7/30/08

I was once aquainted with a retired LAPD guy who told me he never arrested another cop for a 502..he followed them home as a professional favor. cuortesy

By: Anonymous on 7/30/08

This begs the question, Why on administrative leave? Does anyone know? Is it common or not for law enforcement to be placed on leave?

By: Anonymous on 7/30/08

Isn't this reckless driving, especially if he was speeding? Did they test the water he was reaching for? What's he on leave for, dehydration?

By: Anonymous on 7/30/08

Amazing, all that damage and not speeding? Hardly. Cops protecting their own?

Good thing the Sheriff is concentrating on ridding the county of medical mary jane and not worrying about rogue cops. I'm sure all the folks who need that medicine will be comforted.

By: Anonymous on 7/30/08

Don't blame all the police for this sort of back patting. Only the "boy's" have the not so secret little boys club house. I would have gave him a ticket and tested him.

By: Anonymous on 7/30/08

The witness say's that Goossens was complaining that he had hit his head and that it was hurting bad. She also say's he was shaking and that she had called 911 when she saw the car he was driving flip over twice. Yet Goossens refused to go to the hospital or receive medical treatment! It's my understanding that an accident with injuries "steps the incident up" to a different level, including substance testing at the hospital. I wonder if he went to the hospital on his own so that it wouldn't be in the police report and thus avoiding any follow up? This whole thing just doesn't make sense. He clearly was traveling at a very high speed to incurr/ inflict this much damage and he was clearly "way out of control". This isn't just a side swipe because you took your eyes off the road a few seconds.

By: Anonymous on 7/30/08

I guarentee that if I was so distracted by a water bottle that I hit four cars they would have found something in the vehicle code that fit the circumstances enough for a ticket. And they damn sure would have done a breathalizer.

By: Anonymous on 7/30/08

This is the kind of story that should NOT, and I mean absolutely NEVER, be reported. It is NOT news. Never will be, never has been.


UncoveredSLO should be ashamed. If they are going to publish ANYTHING about the Sheriff's Department, it should ONLY be based on official press releases from the department.


UncoveredSLO needs to learn a few of the journalism rules around this county before they start going round publishing all this stuff that would NEVER make it into respectable papers like The Tribune.

By: Anonymous on 7/30/08

I had one of my "witty" posts erased earlier, so I'm refraining from 1st amendment right exercise.


Stefan

By: Anonymous on 7/30/08

I think you meant to say that Goossens was hauling butt, but you said "but". Just say ass. Goossens was haulig ass and by the way, that ass gave me a ticket on the 101 for doing 76.

By: Anonymous on 7/30/08

I guess that is one sheriff's deputy who wont' be stepping into the top spot when Sheriff Hedges is replaced because his maniacal obsession with having his department spend so much time and manpower busting medical marijuana people.

By: Anonymous on 7/30/08

It doesn't take any brains at all to know that deputy Goossens was hauling but. All indications are that he was traveling far in excess of the speed limit. I don't know why he is on leave but this sort of behavior isn't going to help the problem. He needs to practiced what I'm certain he has preached many many times over as he wrote tickets.

By: Anonymous on 7/30/08

This driver must have been doing at least twice the speed limit to cause this kind of impact. If this had been a citizen that wasn't part of the "brotherhood" they would have been sited and they would be in big trouble with the insurance company and DMV. Also any citizen involved in an accident of this magnitude with this much damage would have been tested for alcohol. Its just standard now isn't it? I agree that this is a typical good old boy's back patting. I'm glad no innocent by standers were killed. The guy got lucky.

By: Anonymous on 7/30/08

Let's pretend this rather spectacular sounding incident happened to occur in the background of an on-location interview by KSBY or KCOY, and the whole thing was videotaped. Don't you think it would be aired and the whole story reported? Probably would even make it to CNN where it would repeat for a 24-hour cycle. Stuff happens. Roll with it.

By: Anonymous on 7/30/08

What is it with these "doesn't deserve to be a story" comments?


Newspapers throughout the country report on car accidents every single day.


Or ask yourself, if you witnessed this accident, would YOU share the story about it with anyone? If the answer is "yes" then why shouldn't an on-line newspaper share it?


The fact that it involves a sheriff's deputy make the story ironic, another classic element of good stories.

By: Anonymous on 7/30/08

I guess I don't really see a worthwhile story here. Good old boy "let my brother off" maybe but this is an insurance issue, can't even call Dan O'Neill …. although he is smiling at me.

By: Anonymous on 7/30/08

This person could not have been driving at the speed limit. I would be interested to see exactly what the skid mark's revealed. This was a high impact accident considering that by the time the driver hit the third car he was still moving fast enough to propell the third car 60 feet and then flip over twice. Oh well, cops protect cops. We all know that, its called a "perk". Thank God there were no pedestrians