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MSY Drunk Crashes Through Fences, Drives On Runway

Wed Aug 05, 2015 10:20 pm

Apparently, the druggie crashed through the perimeter fence, drove onto the active, then when confronted by airport personnel, tried to escape by crashing through the opposite fence. Insane.

https://tribwgno.files.wordpress.com/2015/08/car-at-airport.jpg?w=770

http://wgno.com/2015/08/05/man-rams-2-fences-and-drives-onto-active-runway-at-new-orleans-airport/


[Edited 2015-08-05 15:30:54]
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Thu Aug 06, 2015 12:31 am

Glad no one was injured.

Sounds like something out of GTA V, and even LOOKS like a car from GTA V! What the heck was this guy drinking anyay?!
 
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Thu Aug 06, 2015 12:31 am

Idiot punk. Thank goodness there were no casualties.
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RE: MSY Drunk Crashes Through Fences, Drives On Runway

Thu Aug 06, 2015 12:45 am

Quoting 747d10 (Reply 2):
all of the damage

What I'm trying to figure out, is what did he hit that 1) apparently brought him to a stop, 2) damaged his front end like that (I doubt a weak fence would)?

I'm guessing one of the pillars that holds up the nearby overpass, but he's really not all that close to them.

That would've had to have been one heck of a ricochet for the car to have bounced back to rest where it's shown pictured here.
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Thu Aug 06, 2015 1:04 am

Quoting nitepilot79 (Reply 1):
What the heck was this guy drinking anyay?!

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Thu Aug 06, 2015 1:27 am

Quoting nitepilot79 (Reply 1):
What the heck was this guy drinking anyay?!

Whatever it was, looks like you better stop at about half.   

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Thu Aug 06, 2015 1:34 am

My guess is that the damage was from the fences. The damage is symmetrical and more severe on the fenders. This indicates that something like chain link fence fabric wrapped around the front end in a parabola. If the car had hit a bridge pier, the damage would have been more severe at the point of impact.
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Thu Aug 06, 2015 1:35 am

The article says the perpetrator is 23. I did some pretty dumb stuff in my early 20's, and I think many of us have, but nothing even close to this. I'd imagine he will probably spend some time jail for this one...

[Edited 2015-08-05 18:36:10]

[Edited 2015-08-05 18:39:37]
 
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RE: MSY Drunk Crashes Through Fences, Drives On Runway

Thu Aug 06, 2015 1:42 am

Why doesn't the airport have more effective barriers in place besides a fence?
 
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RE: MSY Drunk Crashes Through Fences, Drives On Runway

Thu Aug 06, 2015 1:49 am

I just went over the article a little more, and saw this:

Article quote:
"Clement was booked with one count of hit-and-run driving and one count of driving while intoxicated."

Considering what could have happened, I was thinking I'd see the word "felony", somewhere within that list of charges.
 
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Thu Aug 06, 2015 1:54 am

Quoting nitepilot79 (Reply 9):

Hit and run Is a felony depending on what he hit.

[Edited 2015-08-05 18:56:51]
 
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Thu Aug 06, 2015 1:54 am

Quoting nitepilot79 (Reply 9):
Considering what could have happened, I was thinking I'd see the word "felony", somewhere within that list of charges.

Hell, it's a crime what he did to that Challenger!
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Thu Aug 06, 2015 1:59 am

Quoting Karadion (Reply 10):
Hit and run is a felony.

Thanks for the info.
 
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Thu Aug 06, 2015 2:06 am

Looks like I might not be so wrong after all:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hit_and_run

The penalties (and the definition) of hit-and-run vary from state to state in the United States.[10] For example, in Virginia, the crime is a felony if the crash causes death, injury, or damage to attended property in excess of a certain dollar amount; otherwise, it is a misdemeanor.[11]

In Texas, the crime is a third degree felony if the collision involves a fatality or serious bodily injury. Collisions causing less serious injuries are punishable by imprisonment in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice for not more than five years or confinement in the county jail for not more than one year and/or a fine not to exceed $5,000. Collisions causing $200 or more in total damages without injuries are punishable by a class B misdemeanor, and collisions causing less than $200 in total damages are a class C misdemeanor.[12]

In New York, leaving the "scene of an incident without reporting" it is a traffic infraction, and if personal injury is involved, then it becomes a misdemeanor.[13] There are also significantly higher fines if an animal is injured in the hit and run crash.[14]
 
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RE: MSY Drunk Crashes Through Fences, Drives On Runway

Thu Aug 06, 2015 2:08 am

Quoting nitepilot79 (Reply 7):
I did some pretty dumb stuff in my early 20's, and I think many of us have

Indeed, but most of my antics were things like writing on my drunk friends' faces, streaking football fields during homecoming with a dozen others, etc..... not committing about a half-dozen felonies at once.


Quoting OB1504 (Reply 8):
Why doesn't the airport have more effective barriers in place besides a fence?

Same reason most other USA domestic airports don't?

Though he's lucky he went out of the fence side that he did (east of the threshold of Rwy19)...

...had he crashed through the western side (near the nudie bookstore) of that perimeter fence, then he would've ended up in a 12ft deep canal, and probably not have survived.
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Thu Aug 06, 2015 2:15 am

Quoting LAX772LR (Reply 14):

Quoting nitepilot79 (Reply 7):
I did some pretty dumb stuff in my early 20's, and I think many of us have

Indeed, but most of my antics were things like writing on my drunk friends' faces, streaking football fields during homecoming with a dozen others, etc..... not committing about a half-dozen felonies at once

You missed the "but nothing even close to this" from my quote:

Quoting nitepilot79 (Reply 7):
I did some pretty dumb stuff in my early 20's, and I think many of us have, but nothing even close to this.
 
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RE: MSY Drunk Crashes Through Fences, Drives On Runway

Thu Aug 06, 2015 2:18 am

Quoting nitepilot79 (Reply 15):
You missed the "but nothing even close to this" from my quote:

Didn't miss it. I was agreeing with you. Hence the first word in my response.
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RE: MSY Drunk Crashes Through Fences, Drives On Runway

Thu Aug 06, 2015 2:58 am

Quoting LAX772LR (Reply 16):

Quoting nitepilot79 (Reply 15):
You missed the "but nothing even close to this" from my quote:

Didn't miss it. I was agreeing with you. Hence the first word in my response.

Just felt the need to edit for clarity. Because you made you made your point off a partial quote, which can often lead to a negative spin, unintentional or intentional.

Edited for clarity.

[Edited 2015-08-05 20:01:35]
 
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Thu Aug 06, 2015 8:48 am

In Louisiana the crime of hit and run driving is a misdemeanor unless death or serious bodily injury is a direct result of the accident and the driver knew or should have known that the death or serious bodily injury occurred. Hell, you could ram your sh*t into a house and drive off and, while the property damage may be a felony, your hit and run would be a misdemeanor, no matter how loaded up you are. Even a D.W.I. in the state is a misdemeanor unless it's your 3'rd offense, where the felony level kicks in.
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RE: MSY Drunk Crashes Through Fences, Drives On Runway

Thu Aug 06, 2015 1:53 pm

Quoting Moose135 (Reply 11):
Quoting nitepilot79 (Reply 9):
Considering what could have happened, I was thinking I'd see the word "felony", somewhere within that list of charges.

Hell, it's a crime what he did to that Challenger!

Agreed - what a waste of a terrific car.

Quoting LAX772LR (Reply 14):
..had he crashed through the western side (near the nudie bookstore) of that perimeter fence, then he would've ended up in a 12ft deep canal, and probably not have survived.

In my mind, this would have been a positive outcome. Are there alligators in the canal?
 
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Thu Aug 06, 2015 5:08 pm

How on earth does he crash through the fence of a secured area at a major international airport, drive around within that secured area, and not get charged with anything related to that encroachment of the secured area?
 
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Thu Aug 06, 2015 5:16 pm

Quoting litz (Reply 20):
How on earth does he crash through the fence of a secured area at a major international airport, drive around within that secured area, and not get charged with anything related to that encroachment of the secured area?

There may very well be more charges to come, these are probably preliminary while they sort out the rest.
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Thu Aug 06, 2015 5:31 pm

Quoting Moose135 (Reply 21):
There may very well be more charges to come, these are probably preliminary while they sort out the rest.

One would sure hope so.
 
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Thu Aug 06, 2015 5:43 pm

Quoting LAX772LR (Reply 14):
streaking football fields during homecoming with a dozen others, etc..... not committing about a half-dozen felonies at once.

Right place, right time, this looks like a dozen felonies all at once right there!


  
 
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Thu Aug 06, 2015 8:31 pm

Quoting WA707atMSP (Reply 19):
In my mind, this would have been a positive outcome

  


Quoting WA707atMSP (Reply 19):
Are there alligators in the canal?

Down there, if there's water, there's probably a gator somewhere.... hell, you even have to be careful with your bathtub.




Quoting litz (Reply 20):
How on earth does he crash through the fence of a secured area at a major international airport, drive around within that secured area, and not get charged with anything related to that encroachment of the secured area?

ANSWER: have it happen in Louisiana.
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Thu Aug 06, 2015 9:03 pm

Quoting LAX772LR (Reply 24):
Quoting litz (Reply 20):
How on earth does he crash through the fence of a secured area at a major international airport, drive around within that secured area, and not get charged with anything related to that encroachment of the secured area?

ANSWER: have it happen in Louisiana.

I would have believed that if it was Mississippi ...
 
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RE: MSY Drunk Crashes Through Fences, Drives On Runway

Thu Aug 06, 2015 9:18 pm

Quoting Moose135 (Reply 11):
Hell, it's a crime what he did to that Challenger!
Quoting WA707atMSP (Reply 19):
Agreed - what a waste of a terrific car.

Nope, it would have been a mortal sin if he was driving a MUSTANG......Damaging a Challenger is just a minor slap on the hand.....   

Quoting Moose135 (Reply 21):
Quoting litz (Reply 20):How on earth does he crash through the fence of a secured area at a major international airport, drive around within that secured area, and not get charged with anything related to that encroachment of the secured area?
There may very well be more charges to come, these are probably preliminary while they sort out the rest.
Quoting litz (Reply 22):
One would sure hope so.

He will most likely be charged with felony trespassing in a restricted area, the AOA (aircraft operating area), and if there was an airplane about to take-off, or land on that runway, he could also be charged with endangerment of the public.
 
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Thu Aug 06, 2015 10:05 pm

Quoting KC135TopBoom (Reply 26):
and if there was an airplane about to take-off, or land on that runway, he could also be charged with endangerment of the public.

According to the article, he didn't directly interfere with air traffic, so might escape that one. Will be interesting to see if they try to make it stick anyway.
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Thu Aug 06, 2015 10:32 pm

Quoting KC135TopBoom (Reply 26):
Nope, it would have been a mortal sin if he was driving a MUSTANG......Damaging a Challenger is just a minor slap on the hand.....

Wow, just wow...all that laying on your stomach passing gas must have screwed with your head, Boom...
 
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Thu Aug 06, 2015 11:17 pm

Quoting Moose135 (Reply 28):
all that laying on your stomach passing gas

  
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Fri Aug 07, 2015 1:46 pm

Quoting KC135TopBoom (Reply 26):
Quoting Moose135 (Reply 11):
Hell, it's a crime what he did to that Challenger!
Quoting WA707atMSP (Reply 19):
Agreed - what a waste of a terrific car.

Nope, it would have been a mortal sin if he was driving a MUSTANG......Damaging a Challenger is just a minor slap on the hand.....   

In my mind, damaging any Detroit Iron is a mortal sin. If he'd been driving an Accord or Civic, however, it would have been a public service.

Quoting LAX772LR (Reply 24):
Quoting WA707atMSP (Reply 19):
Are there alligators in the canal?

Down there, if there's water, there's probably a gator somewhere.... hell, you even have to be careful with your bathtub.

Great picture. It's a shame an alligator couldn't remove a few key parts of his anatomy, to remove his genes permanently from the gene pool.....
 
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Fri Aug 07, 2015 2:07 pm

From the linked news report:

When JPSO deputies and Kenner police arrived on the scene they found the Dodge Challenger abandoned, but after a brief search of the area, the suspect was arrested near the intersection of Deleware and Veterans Memorial Blvd.

This has to be the craziest... after doing all this the guy was able to leave the scene prior to be apprehended outside of the airport.




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RE: MSY Drunk Crashes Through Fences, Drives On Runway

Fri Aug 07, 2015 7:24 pm

Quoting Skydrol (Reply 31):
This has to be the craziest... after doing all this the guy was able to leave the scene prior to be apprehended outside of the airport.

Which indicates he probably wasn't all that f#cked up, if he had both presence of mind + motor skills to get out, run, and hide...

...which to me indicates that this was probably more of a joyride than of a dude-is-too-bombed-to-know-he's-on-a-runway type of DWI.
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