Tag: Crime and Punishment

Here’s Why We Don’t Post Videos of Ourselves Speeding

<img data-attachment-id="1391762" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/17shelbyGT350R_3645.jpg" data-orig-size="1280,853" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="ford mustang 2017 shelby gt350" data-image-description=" ford ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/17shelbyGT350R_3645-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/17shelbyGT350R_3645-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1391762″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/17shelbyGT350R_3645-610×407.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/17shelbyGT350R_3645-610×407.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/17shelbyGT350R_3645-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/17shelbyGT350R_3645-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/17shelbyGT350R_3645-768×512.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/17shelbyGT350R_3645-120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/17shelbyGT350R_3645.jpg 1280w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> This seems like a silly public service announcement to have to make, but it’s imprudent to […]

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Drunk Driver Fills Mouth With Axe Body Spray in Bid to Fool Police

<img data-attachment-id="1667242" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/shutterstock_535082650-e1553633268495.jpg" data-orig-size="3256,2167" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="drunk driving" data-image-description=" Paul Biryukov/Shutterstock ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/shutterstock_535082650-450×299.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/shutterstock_535082650-610×406.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1667242″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/shutterstock_535082650-610×406.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”406″> The Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office had a run-in with a drunk driver over the weekend. While there’s typically nothing funny about catching someone driving under the influence, fate saw fit to throw us […]

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Federal Appeals Court Confirms Your Right to Flip Off a Traffic Cop

Tell the truth — when driving by a police office operating a speed trap at the side of the road, have you ever been tempted to make a rude gesture? You know the one I’m talking about: the single digit, middle finger salute. A United States Court of Appeals has now confirmed judicially that it’s […]

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Connecticut Driver Contends Alleged Cellphone Was McDonalds Hash Brown

(One of the above items is not like the other…) Sometimes the most innocent actions can get you in trouble with the law, like the Maryland mother accused of using opiates because she ate a poppy seed bagel the morning she gave birth. A Connecticut man is challenging his conviction on a charge of distracted driving, […]

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Mitsubishi Sides With Nissan in Merger Backlash, Ghosn Claims He Was Set Up

Depending who you ask, the November arrest of disgraced auto executive Carlos Ghosn was either swift justice or a coup d’etat — with some help from the Japanese government. Re-arrested in December and held ever since without bail, Ghosn faces breach of trust charges alleging the exec covered losses incurred through foreign exchanges with Nissan’s funds […]

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U.S. Indicts Four Audi Managers for Diesel Deception

Four men tasked with developing a very dirty diesel engine for use in Audi vehicles have been indicted by a U.S. grand jury. The four, including the head of Audi’s Diesel Engine Development department, face charges of wire fraud, violation of the Clean Air Act, and conspiracy, all stemming from the development of an engine that […]

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Juveniles Cause $800,000 in Damage With Dealership Demo Derby

On January 6th, local law enforcement reported that four kids enjoyed a night of destructive mayhem at a Houston-area CarMax dealership located in the 16100 block of the North Freeway. According to local reports, police were responding to a call where four young males were caught on video surveillance breaking into multiple vehicles. However, things […]

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Renault-Nissan Boss Carlos Ghosn to Be Sacked; Industry Titan Faces Arrest in Japan

Carlos Ghosn, the globe-straddling executive behind the Renault-Nissan Alliance and the resurrection of Mitsubishi Motors, has reportedly been arrested in Japan following a whistleblower-prompted investigation into financial irregularities. In a statement, Nissan said Ghosn and board director Greg Kelly allegedly violated Japanese financial laws by under-reporting compensation levels for years, all part of an apparent […]

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Honda Airbags Are Reportedly Huge on the Black Market

Airbag crime is on the rise around the country, according to the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) and a recent report from USA Today. However, the latter of the two sources claims the issue is exponentially worse for Honda owners and nobody has any idea why. “There’s no way for us to really know because owners […]

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Woman Refuses to Pull Over Because She’s a Prius Driver

A Washington State Patrol trooper was confronted with occupational difficulties earlier this month while attempting to pull over a woman driving a Toyota Prius with expired tags. The woman, 42-year old Jamie Petrozzi, was headed southbound on I-5 through Marysville two Wednesdays ago when the trooper turned on his lights and attempted a traffic stop. The driver […]

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With Criminal Case Dismissed, General Motors’ Ignition Switch Fiasco Nears An End

Four years after launching a massive, incredibly delayed recall aimed at preventing further deaths from its faulty ignition switches, General Motors freed itself from a criminal case launched in the scandal’s wake. Earlier this week, federal prosecutors in New York wrote U.S. District Judge Alison Nathan, compelling him to dismiss the case. Nathan approved the […]

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Former Fiat Chrysler Official Gets 66 Months for Role in UAW Conspiracy

On Monday, former Fiat Chrysler Automobiles labor relations chief Alphons Iacobelli was sentenced to 66 months in federal prison for tax evasion and his key role in the corporate conspiracy to win favorable treatment from the UAW. Apparently, his plea agreement didn’t help him avoid jail time, but it was enough to shave a few […]

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