We were on our way home today from a little town south of here and were cruising down the highway at the speed limit of 110kmh. There’s a few cars going by us (as hardly anyone obeys the speed limit) but since I’m rarely in a hurry and was enjoying the drive with the family this doesn’t bother me. My 3 year old daughter is playing the “I love you more than…” game and Lola is manning the radio while the other kids are kicking back and talking.
Now this is a four lane divided highway and we were heading north while a few hundred yards away there’s a fair amount of traffic headed south on the other two southbound lanes.
Imagine my shock when I see a blue Dodge truck headed north at a phenomenal rate of speed in the southbound lane. This truck must have been doing 160 as he passed by us like we were parked and I figure this guy is going to cause one hell of an accident if he doesn’t figure out he’s in the wrong lane.
Almost immediately a police cruiser comes screaming along, also headed north in the southbound lane in pursuit of the Dodge which is now avoiding oncoming cars and kicking up snow from the shoulder. Thankfully, the Dodge misses the oncoming traffic and both the truck and the police cruiser disappear into the distance. I realize then that the Dodge driver is trying to escape the police and has taken to the wrong lane in an effort to throw them off.
We keep driving and are talking about what just happened and a few minutes later we come around a corner to see the Dodge coming straight… towards… us.
I hit the brakes and pulled the van over to the shoulder and the Dodge goes blasting by us after dodging a van that was travelling ahead of us… I can see the driver clearly enough to see that he has short blonde hair and he is soon followed by the police cruiser which is now also heading south in the northbound lane.
After a minute we get going again and continue our drive home thinking that this surely wasn’t our typical afternoon drive. Lola and I are holding hands and the kids were really quiet realizing that we’re not in the mood to talk. It’s maybe 5 minutes later when I check the rear view mirror to see the Dodge coming up behind us with several police cruisers in pursuit… again I take to the shoulder as the Dodge speeds by with the police following closely behind.
A few minutes after this we see a multitude of flashing lights up ahead and as we draw closer I see that there are also police cruisers parked in the southbound lane blocking traffic. The dodge is in the ditch, buried in a drift and the driver is running across the snow towards the southbound lane with at least six officers behind him.
I’m wondering where the fuck this guy thinks he’s going… we’re in the middle of nowhere and there are police cars and officers coming from everywhere.
This fucknugget, bless his dark little soul… hit the pavement on the other side and decided to put up a fight. The six cops stapled his sorry ass to that frozen pavement with what appeared to be extreme prejudice before trussing him up and carrying him to a police cruiser.
Now… I’m simply happy to be here getting all this out of my system and hoping that this guy gets the maximum punishment allowable under the law. I hope no-one was hurt except this reckless fuck…
It’s nice to be home with everyone tucked safely into their beds.