Hey, if Verdugo Wash, a concrete-lined flood-control channel, is good enough for Arnold Schwarzenegger to use as a location to film one of his "Terminator" chase scenes, it should be good enough for this 53-year-old dingbat to assume it's a freeway. For the movie chase scene, click here:
One has to wonder how a person this stupid has the ways and means to be driving a Mercedes. Interesting that they didn't want to identify her by name. Don't tell me. Let me guess. Her name is probably Hak Kwon Ko or some other foreign name belonging to someone "fresh off the boat" or "just over the southern border" who probably never drove a car up until a year or two ago. These are the people who constantly get mixed up as to whether the accelerator is the brake pedal and like to re-arrange convenience stores and other buildings.
Don't laugh and/or don't call me bigoted / prejudiced.
This is reality in L.A.
Coming soon to a city or town near you.
Notice how after it was all over she needed medical attention for back pain? Yeah, the best defense is a good offense. Otherwise known as making oneself a victim.
The LAPD needs to modify their slogan:
"To Protect And To Serve -- The Stupid!"
God help us.
Driver won't be charged after wayward ride in Verdugo Wash
Glendale police say the woman did not break any laws, although officials did send her driver's license to the DMV for review as to whether it will be revoked.
By Veronica Rocha, Los Angeles Times
January 28, 2012
A Glendale woman who drove her Mercedes-Benz down the Verdugo Wash at freeway speeds before getting trapped in the concrete-lined waterway will not face criminal charges because she broke no laws, authorities
The 53-year-old woman, who was not identified by police, was apparently looking for an underground church parking lot and drove into a maintenance entrance to the channel at Glenoaks Boulevard and Kenilworth Avenue, Glendale Police Sgt. Tom Lorenz said.
Officials initially thought she mistook the entrance for a freeway onramp. It was her first visit to the area, authorities said.
"This is not a traffic accident, so it really is a very expensive mistake," Lorenz said.
Upon entering the wash, the woman saw a maintenance crew driving there and followed them briefly before passing, police said.
In the journey down the wash, police said, the woman's Mercedes reached speeds of up to 70 mph. She eventually stopped after about a mile, having barreled down a stepped descent and braking just short of an
eight-foot drop into the Los Angeles River.
Glendale police and Glendale Public Works Department crews brought in a heavy tow truck to hoist the Mercedes from the wash.
Police took the woman's driver's license and sent it to the Department of Motor Vehicles for evaluation, Lorenz said. She must contact the DMV within five days about whether her license will be revoked, he said.
Law enforcement officials use that option with the DMV when they feel public safety is at risk, Lorenz said. He added that authorities are also investigating why the public works maintenance entrance was open
because it should have been secured.
The woman's insurance company agreed to pay the cost of removing the Mercedes and storing it in a tow yard, Lorenz said. But she may be held responsible for costs incurred by police and fire officials responding
to the incident.
The woman was taken to a hospital after complaining of back pain. Officials said she did not appear to be under the influence of alcohol.