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Well that’s one way to end a high-speed chase

high-speed-chase.jpgHere in Southern California there are a lot of high-speed chases and the local news loves cutting into broadcasts to show the chases live. With good reason — high-speed chases are awesome. Especially when they end like this one in New Mexico:

A Santo Domingo man is in jail, accused of driving drunk and leading police on a chase that ended when he ran over himself.
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A tip to the DrunkBuster hot line led police to Aguilar on Sunday.
He was heading toward Cochiti Lake, swerving across both lanes of the highway. He drove through a ditch and a barbed-wire fence before stopping. He tried to put the truck into park, but it ended up in reverse.
Police say Aguilar fell from his open door and both of his legs were run over by the front tire.

(Hat tip to reader Kristen, who thinks that “New Mexico is nearly as bad as Florida.” Come on now. If this were Florida, Aguilar would have been stone cold sober, and he would have climbed back into the car after running himself over and tried to drive off using his hands on the pedals!)

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OK, now I'm pissed... New Mexico is hands down the coolest state in the union. This kinda stuff is what we live for!

Yeah, yeah, I actually live in NM, but let's get serious. NM v. Florida? I dare not wager on that.

As a NM resident, I am totally offended, we are way cooler than Florida, come on! Though that was a pretty good trick.

Wow. Just, wow. This reminds me of a classic Monty Python skit called "Upperclass Twit of the Year". You can see it on Youtube here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TSqkdcT25ss

The whole thing is worth a watch, but the relevant part starts at the 4:20 mark.