You may have heard of an MVA on zero Ave last Friday AM, which closed it to traffic.
At 4.45 AM one of my good friends was going to work as he does most every day, when along comes a driver the other way, swerves across the road and nails him in his 20 year old Mazda pickup truck. Totals the truck with him inside. He comes to and manages to just free one arm and reach his cell phone and calls 911. He then calls his wife. He says immediately after but his cell record shows 10 minutes - he was fading in and out. Another driver stops and also calls 911. Not sure which call they respond to, but the paramedics show up. My friend is trapped and they cannot see the extent of his injuries. They wait for Fire and Rescue, and call for the chopper out of Abbotsford. The chopper can't fly because of fog, and F & R are nowhere to be seen. At 5:35 the paramedics call F & R - but this is the first they have heard of it, no call from 911 although I understand in any MVA F & R are automatically supposed to be notified. Anyway 8 mins later thay show up, and after some effort manage to cut the truck open and extricate my friend, and off to hospital he goes. He is badly bruised, blacked out several times during the day and miraculously has no broken bones and no apparant serious damage, unless you call a couple of massive hematomas, and few lacerations and some major swelling and briusing serious.
He recalls seeing someone in the back of a police cruiser.
Now the good part. They use a roadside breathalyzer on the other driver and he blows in the .1 - .15 range. Well at least he is going to get nailed for that. But wait, the crown (or someone from there) called to tell my friend that they will not prosecute on the drunk driving charge because ----
When anyone else shows up he is out of the car. They have NO witness to place him behind the wheel. Never mind the fact that this is a very rural area, no one else was found etc etc. Sorry they says even a first year law student would get him off this suggesting someone else was driving and they ran off.
So here you go
If no one is watching just get out of the car and act bewildered, or leave your license and go home for a couple of glasses of booze. Either way you get off.
Justice ain't what it used to be.