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Old 04 December 2014, 01:32 AM
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Default Gun nut yells at cops conducting DUI checkpoint, later hit by drunk driver

"A Texas gun-rights activist avoided serious injury over the weekend when a suspected drunken driver slammed into him after leaving his observation of a DUI checkpoint.
Watkins had been alerting other drivers to the checkpoint — which courts have upheld as constitutional but the libertarian activist describes as revenue-generating scheme — and shouting “You criminals!” at officers as they stopped drivers..."

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Old 04 December 2014, 04:14 AM
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As drunk driving accidents go, this is a pretty awesome one.
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Old 04 December 2014, 08:26 AM
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“Any sick f*ck that thinks this is the time to crack irony jokes can go the hell away,” Watkins continued. “I’m lucky to be alive. There are some sick people that try to take a situation and spin it to fit their beliefs when they don’t know crap.
Yeah you really have to spin it hard here mate.
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Old 04 December 2014, 10:58 AM
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Sure, it's all fun and games until you get hurt.
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Old 04 December 2014, 12:59 PM
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"There are some sick people that try to take a situation and spin it to fit their beliefs when they don’t know crap."
That comment is more ironic than the accident.
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Old 04 December 2014, 03:11 PM
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This is my favorite part:

. “Let me say this. I am happy the police showed up to catch him but I’m trying to figure out where they helped me any….. Was it the part where they showed up 15 minutes after the crime or was it when they wrote me a 300$ ticket after my car was totaled?”
He does not believe that there should be a law against drunk driving, but he is happy that the cops caught the guy even if they did show up 15 minutes after the crime.

Seems to me he should have helped the guy get away before the real "criminals" showed up.
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