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Well he was going 127mph in a 35mph zone so...but why would they confiscate a Viper then turn it into a DARE(Drug Abuse Resistance Education) car? Do they serve in the normal police force or just on special occasions?
 

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Well that's just plain stupid! He should have his car taken away. Driving is a privelige, not a right!
 

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Haha that's like 15 minutes away from me. If I didn't work tonight I would go check it out. Always nice cars at that show, there was an Enzo last year.

The police in my town have a DARE trans-am they confiscated from a drug dealer. That makes more sense than a viper they got from a non drug abusing speeder.
 

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If I wasnt almost in Wisconsin, I would go, but Plainfield is just too far to go during the week
 

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No biggie, Bloomfield Hills, MI uses an 06 Z06 and a 06V for their cop cars....courtesy of heavy footed drivers.


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Huh...I don't know that I agree with taking his car. How do they justify that?
 

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Yea, for speeding that's a little invasive. If the car was gained by illegal means, then I'd say yes, without a doubt. But if the car was legally purchased with legally earned funds, there is no WAY that it should be able to be taken away.
 

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"The driver was eventually charged with felony fleeing and eluding police"

He apparently didn't just speed 100mph over the speed limit. Much less that kind of speed in a 35mph zone.
 

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That still doesn't mean that anyone has a right to steal his legally earned property, government or not.
 

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They do if it's the law. :thumbsup:

You may not agree with it, but it doesn't change the fact. I believe it's California where they have the right to confiscate your car if you're caught street racing. No matter how much it costs or you owe. It's supposed to serve as a deterrence. One hell of a fine.
 

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Just because the government says its ok doesn't make it legal. It's still downright out and out theft. Larceny. Would you take someones house if they were caught cheating on an inspection? No. Fine 'em, send 'em to jail if its a big deal, but you wouldn't take it away and leave them homeless.

It's BS.

Now, doing that in a 35 zone, he obviously didn't think at all. He should be punished. Severely. I know many of us on this forum, if not MOST of us on this forum, have driven our cadillacs or other vehicles well in excess of a hundred miles an hour. Most of those that admit to it, however, admit that they did it in an area where there was nothing for them to damage and no one for them to hurt but themselves. That's different, a little.

But taking someones $70,000 vehicle because they were speeding? That's outright theft and illegal, whether the "law" says its ok or not. Laws have been found illegally written and illegally practiced before. This one should be the same.
 

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Well, I know in FL they could take your car if you were street racing too....

and I heard something along the lines that if you broke 2 laws at the same time while the cops are trying to pull you over... like speeding and not using a turn signal to change lanes... then they can take your car.

I agree it was stupid, 35mph zones are usually school or residental. it dosn't seem like he really tried that hard to run from the cops, who knows.. they always try to tack on extra....

Still tho... I don't think its right to take his car.
 

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That's total BS. There are other ways to deal with things like this other than taking someone's car away. Put a limiter on his car of 55mph and have him check in every week or so to show he didn't screw around with it or something. Imagine having a Viper that couldn't go pass 55mph.
 

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Sux to be this guy. Reckless driving, felony fleeing and eluding came with a sharp penalty. :eek: It's hard to know how to feel about this one. On the one hand I agree with Spyder. ON the other hand if this guy was driving 100 over and eluding in my neighborhood, putting my child in danger, I'd be out for blood. :mad:
 

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He was convicted of a felony, by a jury of his peers presumably. Had he just pulled over when the cop came after him, he would still have his mopar and could work on the next ticket.

I said mopar, Spyder:poke: :D
 

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Just because the government says its ok doesn't make it legal.
If it's the law, that makes it legal. Sorry you don't agree. They cannot convict and prosecute him on a whim or wish. There has to be a law.


I know many of us on this forum, if not MOST of us on this forum, have driven our cadillacs or other vehicles well in excess of a hundred miles an hour.
On the highway, yes. In a 35 mph zone, no fracking way. Most 35s are in residential or business areas that have a large pedestrian and/or vehicle traffic. Much less kids at play.

But taking someones $70,000 vehicle because they were speeding? That's outright theft and illegal, whether the "law" says its ok or not. Laws have been found illegally written and illegally practiced before. This one should be the same.
He wasn't convicted of just "speeding" But then we covered that and you didn't care. The truth is you just don't feel it's right to have the car taken away under any circumstances. So instead we'll convict him of a felony and put him in jail for several years. Then we'll see how he's not able to make his car payments in prison and it gets taken away from him by the bank.
 
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