Bill–it’s even worse than you think. In the second paragraph of the article it states:
“As he rushed his family to the hospital, Ryan Moats, 26, rolled through a red light. A Dallas police officer pulled their SUV over outside the emergency room [emphasis mine] at the Baylor Regional Medical Center at Plano.”
Shouldn’t any cop with even half a brain (I’m pretty sure there must be some cops out there who have that) have first assumed that if he were chasing a speeding car that eventually ended up outside the entrance to a HOSPITAL’S EMERGENCY ROOM, that perhaps there was someone in the car who had an emergency–rather than there being a criminal aspect involved in the driver’s speeding?
This article has a more complete video of the incident. As they say in sports, “You make the call.”1:41 pm on March 26, 2009 Email David Kramer