By on December 3, 2013

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Normally, my adopted hometown of Columbus, Ohio is a pretty booooring place. But every once in a while, a young woman rams a police cruiser with her Nissan Rogue and starts an awesome police chase that ends with a full-on PIT.

Now, after this jump, we’re going to show you a few photos of this nice young lady from Facebook, along with a link to the genuinely awesome dashcam video compilation. BUT IF YOU’RE AT WORK, WAIT TILL YOU GET HOME, OKAY?


You can see the video here and I highly recommend you do. It’s pure gold. Now, here’s an equally brilliant video where her father, an attorney, argues against distracted driving!

And another one!

DISTRACTION IS THE LEADING CAUSE OF AUTO ACCIDENTS! Well, I don’t think Miss Kurgis was distracted at all. I think she was totally focused on her mission of punking an entire police department.

Now for the Facebook photos. You’re at home, right?
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I think it’s safe to say that she’s got it all: decent figure, smiling face, and a disrespect for authority that would make Zack de la Rocha piss his surplus-store pants. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have to visit the jail.

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82 Comments on “Party-Girl Daughter Of Mildly Famous Attorney Rams Police Cruisers, Evades Police, is PITed...”


  • avatar
    fordcomm

    Me? I’ll be in my bunk.

  • avatar
    DeadWeight

    She’s a hottie, but there’s some heavy duty & quite high maintenance (financial & otherwise) in store for her future suitor(s).

    p.s. – We have glorious ads for a PI attorney here in SE Michigan where the client shouts enthusiastically at the camera that “Sam got me [insert dollar amount here]!”

    Short & to the point…

  • avatar
    cartunez

    These cops aren’t your typical thugs. Not once did I see them open fire.

    • 0 avatar
      racer-esq.

      I am very skeptical of the police in the US because of their lack of accountability and their increasing militarization under the guise of the drug war. But there are several points in the driveway where I would be ok with a shot in self defense (not multiple, you don’t have to unload the clip every time).

      Still, these guys did everything possible not to escalate the situation. After the most brazen blowing of a red light I have ever seen (swerving in front of a marked cop car to do it). Possibly VICE good cop of the week.

    • 0 avatar
      rudiger

      Sadly, the cops in this video seem to be more the exception than the rule. But, then, this appears to have taken place in a low crime, upper middle class area involving a PD where the cops are likely well paid, staffed, and trained. It’s probably been impressed upon them, quite strenuously, that blowing away the offspring of the well-to-do local gentry for minor traffic violations is not in their best interest.

      In a much less affluent location, I suspect the cops’ actions and eventual outcome would have been substantially different.

      • 0 avatar
        carrya1911

        Not even close, Rudiger.

        You have to consider the totality of the circumstances when it comes to use of force. Different situations read very differently. A dude on his third strike who has told a bunch of people he’s *not* going back to jail who guns his engine while you’re close enough to be hit is a different thing altogether than a spoiled brat thinking that she doesn’t have to listen to the cops because DO YOU KNOW WHO MY DAD IS!!!

        When your experience as a police officer is with people behind the wheel who run and then do this:

        http://youtu.be/vX9PWLv-cK4

        …it’s a whole different ballgame. Suburban departments in relatively low crime areas don’t encounter that sort of thing often enough for it to make a dent in the way officers think in a stressful situation. Look at the woman who was blasted to pieces in Washington DC recently. In my neck of the woods she probably wouldn’t have been shot…but in my neck of the woods nobody has spent the last 10 years being prepared for a terrorist attack of an important government facility to the point where the first thing one thinks when somebody starts acting weird is that it’s a car bomber trying to take out the president.

        Trust me on this: In the moment where you believe that another person is trying to kill you, you’re not the tiniest bit concerned with whether or not they are the scion of some ambulance-chasing douchebag on TV. You don’t have the time or the mental bandwidth to even process that information and it will make zero difference in your response. What does make the difference is the perception of threat. Time and space do not allow detailing all the things that can impact that.

        There’s a vast gulf in mindset and response between “This moron is going to hurt someone” and “This bastard is trying to kill me”

        I’m guessing that due to the totality of the circumstances the officers in the video were more in the “This moron is going to hurt someone” frame of mind than the frame of mind that produces a mag dump from a sidearm.

        Could the fact that this was the suburbs and the perp was a pretty white girl have played into that state of mind? **Absolutely.** Females often have a lower level of force used on them when force is used, even if it’s a stupid call because police officers (like most sane people) are often more reluctant to use significant force against a female than they would be for a male. You also need to have more exposure to police work in general to have some understanding of just how reluctant a lot of officers are to use significant force even when it’s entirely appropriate. Just go look at the Dinkheller video for a pretty brutal example of how that goes wrong.

        Note, however, that in the end the police did use a PIT maneuver, which in some departments is actually considered a use of force parallel with lethal force. Causing a car accident can indeed seriously injure or kill someone and exposes the department to significant liability and so it’s something that’s used as a last resort. There are limits to how much slack even a pretty white girl from an upper middle-class neighborhood gets.

    • 0 avatar
      VenomV12

      Maybe, just maybe they ran her plates and the car is registered to her father and they knew who it was and wanted to avoid shooting and or killing the rich white girl whose dad is a mega lawyer?

    • 0 avatar
      Kaosaur

      Hah. The guy I bought my car from is a cop in Ohio. He’s also one of the few cops I haven’t hated.

      So what is it about central Ohio that they do policing right?

  • avatar
    ClutchCarGo

    Looks like the first photo of her is post-surgery.

  • avatar
    JK43123

    That’s because it happened in Bexley, a wealthy suburb. I don’t think their cops have guns (although you need ‘em in surrounding areas.) A while back Bexley had a bunch of car breakins and cops said “we don’t know who did it, but we know they don’t live in Bexley.” They are above crime, after all.

    John

  • avatar

    I gotta say I am very impressed with that PD. The first officer is cool and communative. He documents everything on the dash cam and stays calm even after she rammed his car the second time. They are blocking intersections and planned the PIT in a good spot.

    Her Daddy may be good, but she ain’t beatin’ this rap

    • 0 avatar
      DeadWeight

      Her papa isn’t a criminal defense attorney, and she’s going to need a very good one of those, given the dashcam video & professionalism of the LEOs, IMO.

    • 0 avatar
      brn

      I’m less impressed than you are. They should have been through that window in the driveway. The situation should never have escalated to a chase.

      The PIT also didn’t go off as planned. The vehicle maintained too much control and the blocking cars were unable to do their job.

      I don’t want to knock the officers too much as it’s a very difficult job, every situation is different, and they have a split second to make a judgement call. It wasn’t terrible, but it wasn’t impressive by any means.

      • 0 avatar
        Type57SC

        I’d much rather the police show the restraint these guys showed, particularly the first guy, than following the ridiculous shooting-at-the-van New Mexico police method.

      • 0 avatar
        carrya1911

        BRN – You do *not* go through the window of a car that is mobile with an uncooperative person behind the wheel. Attempting to do so has gotten officers run over and has led to situations where it escalates to the use of lethal force. Officer leans in through window to grab perp, perp guns it, cop is now in mortal peril being drug through the street, pulls firearm, shoots perp in the side of the head at contact distance, blowing their brains all over car.

        Ruled a good shoot and it was given the circumstances…but it would have been better all around had the officer simply stayed the hell out of that window.

        I’d rather take the chance of a chase than take the chance of getting dragged by some jackwagon who doesn’t think they have to go to jail.

  • avatar
    Luke

    Better Call Saul!

  • avatar
    ash78

    I was really, really hoping for a Kardashian here. Most of the required elements were teased, including a weird rear end (thanks, Rogue)

  • avatar
    mike978

    Why was she blaring her horn so much? Was she high? I read she had to be tazered to get her out of the car.
    The police seemed pretty restrained, but then Bexley is an upmarket suburb.

  • avatar
    APaGttH

    HAVE YOU BEEN IN AN ACCIDENT?

    Was a love one in an accident?

    Did you die in an accident?

    Are you actually dead and watching this from the great beyond?

    Are you going to be in an accident?

    You might have had an accident and not even known it!

    We here at the law offices of Dewey Cheetham and Howe get you results!

    We’ll sue everyone to get the just compensation we, errr, you deserve…

  • avatar
    racer-esq.

    So far no comment on Twitter:

    https://twitter.com/KurgisLaw

    • 0 avatar
      racer-esq.

      Not the first brush with the law:

      http://www.justmugshots.com/ohio/columbus/1202509

      • 0 avatar
        APaGttH

        Wow – so not only did she do all this – but she did at age TWENTY-NINE?!?

        She sure isn’t quite the, ehem, “looker,” in that 2010 mugshot.

        Thanks for the surgery daddy!

      • 0 avatar
        carrya1911

        Not surprising, racer.

        I’ve encountered lots of DO YOU KNOW WHO MY DAD IS? entitled nonsense. Overindulgent parents who get their kids out of trouble all the time do them no favors in the long run. Sooner or later they figure out that they aren’t special and the rules really do apply to them. Typically the hard way, which often involves a stay in the hospital and an orange jumpsuit.

  • avatar
    Atum

    She disgusts me. Nice Rogue though.

  • avatar
    Stumpaster

    While she displays the behavior of yet another foreign-car buying female, her attire clearly shows that she is not very brand-conscious.

  • avatar
    TurboMark

    I think she went to high school with my fiance. From what I understand every mildly famous young Columbus native did as well. According to her Graham Rahal is a dick.
    Kevin Kurgis is mildly famous for walking at cameras in an intimidating fashion, cameramen are obviously terrified of him. KEVIN DOESN’T GET PAID UNLESS YOU GET PAID!!!!

  • avatar
    28-Cars-Later

    Props to the officers involved for not opening fire. Personally I would have liked to shoot out her tires after she rammed my cruiser twice. Hopefully there is no sweetheart deal on this one.

  • avatar
    GiddyHitch

    +1

    Shoot out the tires, get out the spike strip, find a rusty screwdriver, but do something before she drives away methinks.

    I didn’t realize that Rogues came with baton-resistant windows. That second LEO was whacking on that passenger side window for a while with no success.

    • 0 avatar
      carrya1911

      Whipping out one’s sidearm and opening fire because a perp *might* be trying to run is a very bad plan. You do not want police officers who pass minimal qualifications launching .40 caliber projectiles at hard round objects one typically finds in the wheel wells of cars. There’s no good way to predict where those bullets are going to end up, and once you pull out the Glock and start pulling the trigger it’s become a gunfight.

      Other officers on scene may not realize it’s *you* shooting at the wheels, and may think it’s the perp shooting at *you*, and will open fire into the passenger cabin at a cyclic rate killing the occupants.

      And when that happens, the dashcam will hit the news and everybody will be complaining about the jack-booted-thugs who gunned down a pretty white girl over a minor infraction.

      Smashing out tempered glass windows with a baton takes a bit of practice and even then it’s not a sure thing. A knife with an integrated glass breaker works better, but most officers don’t keep something like that on their person at all times. Something that’s in the cruiser might as well be in Timbuktu because when you’re in a situation like this you don’t have time to go and get it.

  • avatar
    Slow_Joe_Crow

    I’m surprised the cops didn’t try shooting out some tires. I also wonder what on earth she was thinking, assuming she was thinking.

  • avatar
    SCE to AUX

    Attorney Kurgis will see a surge in business, thanks to the free advertising.

  • avatar
    michal1980

    She’s alive cause she’s white.

    • 0 avatar
      kvndoom

      Sad but true.

    • 0 avatar
      VenomV12

      Yep.

    • 0 avatar
      Jack Baruth

      Yeah, because the black woman who attacked the cops in New Mexico and had her son go for the cop’s gun is dead.

      No, wait, she’s very much alive, too.

      • 0 avatar
        kvndoom

        Race jokes aside, I’m sure once the cops made her plates, the option to use a weapon (shooting her or shooting tires) had been taken away, even if not spoken aloud.

        Daddy will make sure that she comes out of it with a $250 fine and 3 months restricted license. Some are more equal than others, after all. ;)

        Damn, what a missed opportunity for a Darwin Award though! Would have been one for the ages to actually have on camera!

        • 0 avatar
          carrya1911

          As I said above, if I’m convinced you’re out to kill me, I don’t give a damn who your dad is. I’m going to shoot you.

          You have to actually be in a situation where you’re confronting someone who is trying to take your life to realize how little all the crap that people hypothesize about matters. Lots of things can matter leading up to that moment, but in the moment where you’re convinced the other guy is trying to end you the *only* thing on your mind is winning.

        • 0 avatar
          Toad

          How do you assume that the rouge Rouge was registered to daddy? Plates could be in mom’s name, girls name, a shell corporation (a smart lawyer would not have his dumb daughter drive a vehicle he was legally tied to), etc. That is assuming that the LEO’s involved had any idea who daddy is and may not care if they did.

      • 0 avatar
        michal1980

        because the cops shots missed. Its not like the cops were firing warning shots.

        I would think once she starts backing up, and driving the car around the officers, its fair game. She’s using it as a deadly weapon.

        I still stand by what I said. If she was black/Spanish etc, the cops would start shotting. It shouldn’t be that way but generally it is.

      • 0 avatar
        mikey

        Yes jack, and the bleeding hearts are out in full force, they want the Cop nailed to a cross.

      • 0 avatar
        VenomV12

        You mean the black woman and her kids that were actually shot at? If you are going to present an argument, at least present a good one.

  • avatar
    Frankie the Hollywood Scum

    Mr. Kurgis’s commercials are pretty well known around C’bus and ridiculous enough to spawn a spoof every once a while. =>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nbJWoYE4mFE

    Jack, the more colorful citizens of Columbus tend to live in different parts of town than you.

  • avatar
    -Nate

    That’s actually kinda funny ~ I wonder if they know her well so they just more or less wait her out each time she goes astray .

    A few years ago East of Los Angles was a young Black girl who decided she was too drunk & tired to safely drive home , she stopped in a gas station , rolled up her windows & went to sleep , engine running , heater on , as it was a rough neighborhood she decided to hold her pistol on her lap ” just in case ” …

    _BAD_ move ~ the station attendant called the cops who rolled up and saw she was Black and therefore extremely dangerous (sleeping being unsafe ya dig) and began blasting , she never had a chance .

    If you’re going to be drunk and foolish , make sure you’re rich and White .

    -Nate

    • 0 avatar
      brn

      and don’t have a gun sitting in your lap!

    • 0 avatar
      Toad

      Let me get this right: cops are called out to East LA because a woman is sitting outside a gas station, at night, in an idling car, with a gun…and the police are supposed to assume that she is just taking a nap.

      Police approach, woman in car is startled, things go poorly after that.

      The only thing black or white about this is that the woman was stupid. Making it a racial issue is just as foolish as her choices.

      • 0 avatar
        -Nate

        @ Toad ;

        No ~ she was legally parked up against the cement wall and lights off etc. ~ she never had the chance to wake up , they simply began blasting . it’s all on video , I don’t have the link .

        Your distorting what happened even though you know nothing about it , is racist , nothing else here was .

        -Nate

  • avatar
    cgjeep

    First time I’ve ever been impressed with a Rogue. Takes/delivers a hit well.

  • avatar
    Crabspirits

    It’s called “Raving out”. Clearly, she’s under the influence of the music. Now Above And Beyond is gonna get sued.

  • avatar
    taxman100

    I believe the first three officers are all Bexley officers – which is an old money inner suburb of Columbus, and traditionally the home of the Jewish community.

    The cops in the last half in the white cars with red and blue stripes are all Columbus city cops. She is lucky to be alive, because the areas around Bexley are very rough, and the police are experienced with discharging their service weapons.

  • avatar
    mor2bz

    She probably thought daddy could spring her. WTF is PITed?

  • avatar
    CarGal

    Kurgis has been charged with felonious assault, fleeing and eluding, resisting arrest, running a red light, backing without safety, driving over a curb, damage to city property, reckless operation of a motor vehicle and leaving the scene of an accident.

    She is going to have a fun time in court.

  • avatar
    timotheus980

    I assume she is leaning on the horn to try to wake up daddy to come out and shoo the cops away? Once she realizes he is gone/too deeply asleep or she is in too deep for that is when she makes a run for it?


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