‘Driving the fallacious f*cking manner’: CBS 2 photojournalist is nearly hit head-on by road racer
CHICAGO (CBS) — An unlawful stunt driver caught on digital camera doing donuts on Columbus Drive early Thursday morning. A CBS 2 photojournalistand spoke to an officer on scene who mentioned basically there was nothing he might do.
CBS 2’s Jackie Kostek reviews from Columbus and Montrose close to the place this occurred and the way this all performed out.
It all began when one in all a CBS 2 photojournalists was driving into the station round 2:30 this morning. He mentioned that stunt driver was driving on the fallacious facet of the highway and virtually collided with him head on. What occurred subsequent places into query claims the Chicago Police Department made simply three days in the past about how they’re tackling this concern.
Moments after an unlawful stunt driver virtually collided with adisplaying a darkish crimson Charger peeling off by a crimson gentle and doing donuts in the course of Columbus Drive.
At one level, the motive force narrowly misses a white SUV that U-turns to keep away from being hit. Seconds later, a Chicago police squad automotive begins following the motive force.
The photographer waits for the sunshine to vary and trails the squad automotive, which had pulled up subsequent to the motive force. That’s when he shares what occurred with police.
“They were driving the wrong f*cking way on the road,” he mentioned. They virtually hit me head on.”
The officer’s response is indiscernible, with the sound of the car peeling out in the background.
“So there’s nothing you are able to do about that sh*t,” he requested.
“Not anymore,” replied the officer.
CBS 2 requested the Chicago Police Department (CPD) what the officer might have meant by “not anymore,” why the officer did not pull the automotive over within the second and what officers can and may do once they witness unlawful stunt driving.
The officers did not try to tug over the care due to what.
“This new ordinance allows CPD members to impound vehicles that were positively identified by POD, private camera or by an officer’s observations. After the date or time of occurrence,” mentioned CPD Chief Brian McDermott.
They touted progress within the crackdown of unlawful stunt driving and drifting from final weekend, making 9 arrests, impounding seven autos and figuring out 22 for future impoundment.
But Thursday morning, the officer did not ask the CBS 2 photojournalist about what he witnessed or whether or not he had video proof displaying the unlawful habits.
“As long as there are no consequences, this behavior will continue,” mentioned CPD Superintendent David Brown.
CBS 2 reached out to CPD a number of instances. The ordinance that was not too long ago handed by City Council does permit for Chicago police to impound autos and high quality drivers at a later date.
No phrase on whether or not they might be going after the motive force seen on Columbus this morning.