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    Lightbulb Road rage: Shots fired & one dead

    Quote Originally Posted by “ABC 7 Staff”
    MANATEE COUNTY - A fatal road rage shooting has been justified as self-defense.

    One driver noticed another driver swerving. One driver pulled over to the side of the road. The other driver circled back around and pulled up beside him. Both drivers argued, so one driver exited his car and walked towards the passenger side window of the other vehicle. After an exchange of words and a firearm display, one driver shot and killed the other in self-defense.

    Per the Florida Constitution (under Marcy’s law), the Manatee sheriff refused to release their names.
    Full story:
    http://www.mysuncoast.com/2019/04/20...atal-shooting/

    Marcy’s law:
    https://www.wlrn.org/post/amendment-...s-constitution
    Last edited by Media; 04-23-2019 at 06:49 PM.
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    I may be crazy here but since they were going in OPPOSITE directions, it would appear to me that the driver that made a U-Turn should have just continue on his way. If he was trying to obtain a tag and report the driver as DUI then all he needed to do was make that U-Turn, get in behind (Not next to), observe the tag and call 9-1-1. If the car that he was floowing pulls over, just drive on by.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    I may be crazy here but since they were going in OPPOSITE directions, it would appear to me that the driver that made a U-Turn should have just continue on his way. If he was trying to obtain a tag and report the driver as DUI then all he needed to do was make that U-Turn, get in behind (Not next to), observe the tag and call 9-1-1. If the car that he was floowing pulls over, just drive on by.
    Or maybe he just should've realized that it was going to be a waste of time since the suspect vehicle would have taken a x8 long before a unit even arrived the area.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    Or maybe he just should've realized that it was going to be a waste of time since the suspect vehicle would have taken a x8 long before a unit even arrived the area.
    It really does not pay to get involved when you're off-duty. And it's even worse for a civilian to get involved with things. Just look the other way and keep driving. And now with the texting law getting ready to change, will it be legal for civilians to use a cellphone while driving? If not, then they won't be able to dial the non-emergency number to report possible drunk drivers, to follow them while giving directions to the PSC operator, advising her on which direction the sig 1 or sig 12 is traveling.

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