Aggravated Assault By Semi In Florida

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Brett Aquila's Comment
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What a story!!!

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It's funny when people encounter someone very much like themselves and can't believe how the other person behaves. If I were to describe the behavior of someone involved in that story - intimidating through aggressive driving, antagonizing, poor decision making, instigating, endangering the public - you wouldn't know which person I was talking about.

Me personally - I want to see the video. Where's the video??? What's an outlandish story without the visuals?

Mr. Curmudgeon's Comment
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Big White your focus and persistence needs to be directed at FHP. Take your story to them in-person including your evidence.

To be clear, you risked your life confronting these drivers. Back-off.

Speaking as one with 28 years wearing a different hat. If the dispatcher didn't tell you, the on scene Trooper SHOULD have. You had plate info, video, and description. There is likely video from official sources available. There was little reason for anyone to pursue the reckless driver, compounding the number of vehicles flying down the road.

To the objective third party, this could sound like one half of a two party road rage. Not saying it was...

Let FHP work their case. I doubt an agg assault would fly, most likely a reckless driving or excessive speed. Keep us posted, Ill be interested to hear the outcome. Stay professional and inquisitive, demanding and angry goes nowhere with the folks in the unusual hats.

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Harry H. [ navypoppop ]'s Comment
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Big White, Your story is real scary not only what happened to you but what could have happened after the initial confrontation. You escalated the situation by following them, showing your camera to the "crazy" driver and then blaming a civil lawyer for not taking a criminal case. Your adrenaline kicked in like it might have to most of us rather than good common sense to let him go. If you have the company name, license plate numbers or vehicle numbers why haven't you just called the company to report him? Tell the company that you have video and witnesses of this "nut" and let them fire him. No company that I know of would tolerate any driver of this caliper. If nothing happens contact a criminal attorney with your evidence and see what happens. Just remember you too violated the laws of Florida by chasing him, speeding, reckless driving and "hands free device" laws. By grateful this Thanksgiving that you can enjoy being alive and with family and friends.

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Jamie's Comment
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I had an experience like this once before, I was going a little over the speed limit in my car and had a truck come up behind me blowing his air horn for me to move over. I simply kept the same speed as I wasn't impending traffic, besides the truck speeding. No idea how fast he was going, but much faster then me doing 70 or so in a 65. He eventually went around me as I wasn't going to be bullied by this guy. It could have been different, in today's time I would have just gotten over the moment I seen him speeding up behind me. You never know about some of these drivers, road rage is a big issue with today times. I rather get over even if I have to slow down then chance getting ran off the road or worse like some videos I've seen. I would have also reported him to his company but didn't think about it when it happened.

Now this story isn't exactly the same but speeding wise and with the horn yeah.

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Robert D. (Raptor)'s Comment
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Big White

What this was doing was un-thinkable, but you just made it so much worse. We can't be judge and jury out here. Should of just did the call to 911 dispatch. Then call his company and leave it at that. All you did was make it so much worse. Endangering yourself and others out there. We all need to think of others and not just ourselves. "This me, me mentality" can't be going on with all the road rage that goes on out there.

I'm not trying to join the bandwagon of everyone dumping on you, but as a former Police officer, you should have known better.

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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I am having a hard time believing this story, there are so many things wrong with the way it was allegedly handled no is no point in pointing them out as others already have.

I would have too see this video to believe it as I strongly doubt it exists

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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I had an experience like this once before, I was going a little over the speed limit in my car and had a truck come up behind me blowing his air horn for me to move over. I simply kept the same speed as I wasn't impending traffic, besides the truck speeding. No idea how fast he was going, but much faster then me doing 70 or so in a 65. He eventually went around me as I wasn't going to be bullied by this guy. It could have been different, in today's time I would have just gotten over the moment I seen him speeding up behind me. You never know about some of these drivers, road rage is a big issue with today times. I rather get over even if I have to slow down then chance getting ran off the road or worse like some videos I've seen. I would have also reported him to his company but didn't think about it when it happened.

Now this story isn't exactly the same but speeding wise and with the horn yeah.

Actually, you are supposed to use the right lane, except to pass.

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Mujaahida D.'s Comment
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I am having a hard time believing this story, there are so many things wrong with the way it was allegedly handled no is no point in pointing them out as others already have.

I would have too see this video to believe it as I strongly doubt it exists

I just started at May trucking, beautiful, comfortable short nosed automatics that are governed to 60 mph. On the downslope of a hill with a tail wind maybe a whopping 67 mph, before my Dispatcher calls me to stop speeding...lol So 85 mph chasing, no sorry following safely for a hundred miles is impossible for me. I am out there to drive my 500 miles in 9 to 10 hours and be happy. So everyone one with a lead foot and aggressive driving tendency be forewarned, I will be in the slow lane watching the circus go bye.

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Jamie's Comment
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I had an experience like this once before, I was going a little over the speed limit in my car and had a truck come up behind me blowing his air horn for me to move over. I simply kept the same speed as I wasn't impending traffic, besides the truck speeding. No idea how fast he was going, but much faster then me doing 70 or so in a 65. He eventually went around me as I wasn't going to be bullied by this guy. It could have been different, in today's time I would have just gotten over the moment I seen him speeding up behind me. You never know about some of these drivers, road rage is a big issue with today times. I rather get over even if I have to slow down then chance getting ran off the road or worse like some videos I've seen. I would have also reported him to his company but didn't think about it when it happened.

Now this story isn't exactly the same but speeding wise and with the horn yeah.

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Actually, you are supposed to use the right lane, except to pass.

Yeah I know but like many others I just road it out since I wasn't impending traffic and have to keep passing folks. Of course I don't do that anymore even in my personal vehicle.

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Michael B.'s Comment
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Yeah I know but like many others I just road it out since I wasn't impending traffic and have to keep passing folks. Of course I don't do that anymore even in my personal vehicle.

But you were impeding traffic, by definition- he was going faster than you, trying to pass you, in the passing lane. You were going slower than him in the passing lane and wouldnt move over because you would eventually be passing somone further up ahead, oh, and he was speeding.

Yeah I know but like many others I just road it out since I wasn't impending traffic and have to keep passing folks. Of course I don't do that anymore even in my personal vehicle.

Lol. Now Jamie, you keep repeating that you werent impedeing traffic but then you say "exept for the speeding truck". I have to laugh because the very statement "exept for the speeding truck" you are admiting to impeding traffic! It doesnt matter if the vehicle coming up behind you is doing 20 under or 40 over the speed limit or what the flow is going. If they are going faster than you and you wont move out of the passing lane you are impeding traffic!!! You cant use the excuse you have to keep passing folks, there is always someone going slower than you. Nobody would ever leave the fast/passing lane if this excuse were valid.

in today's time I would have just gotten over the moment I seen him speeding up behind me.

At least you learned from your mistake. I am glad to hear you dont do this kinda stuff anymore especially behind the wheel of your truck. I am not really trying to bust your chops here but you have to admit its kinda funny...right? Stay safe and happy trucking!!!

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