As reported on KVAL:
A state trooper rolled his car multiple times while chasing two reckless motorcyclists, one of whom returned to taunt the injured trooper, officials said… As the trooper tried to close in on the fastest biker, he told Pratt (the spokesperson for the Washington State Patrol) that two other bikers cut him off. “Had he not slowed down and slammed on the brakes, he would have hit them,” Pratt said. “At his speed that made him lose control.” The trooper’s vehicle rolled several times, finally landing in a ditch alongside the ramp.
Clearly, it’s time for these “trained police drivers” to quit driving wayyyyy over their personal limits on public roads. To save lives, I am personally willing to fly to Washington State and teach their patrolmen how to avoid the deadly combination of inept braking and inept cornering. My rates are reasonable, and can be best expressed in terms of Gibson Custom Shop guitars. (I rather fancy the Bloomfield ’59 Paul at the moment.) For an additional fee, I can also train the police in the ninja art of convincingly lying afterwards about on-track, I mean, on-road incidents. Really? The bikes came out of nowhere and cut him off? On a freeway ramp? Where’d they come from? Did they jump over the railing to cut him off, or were they dropped by a malevolent helicopter?
Of course, if the police don’t want to deal with a known bad guy like me — ignoring the fact that Frank Abagnale wrote the book on fraud — they could always send their drivers to any of the well-known driving schools in the area. Failing that, they should make it policy that police don’t aim two-ton weapons they cannot control at highway users who are mostly innocent of any offense more severe than having a Nickelback CD in their stereos. But that, I suppose, would make too much sense.