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http://www.oregonlive.com/news/index.ssf/2009/04/osp_trooper_nabs_six_exotic_ca.html

OSP trooper nabs six exotic cars -- at once! -- racing across state

by Joseph Rose, The Oregonian

Thursday April 23, 2009, 7:32 PM

OSPState Trooper David Peterson pulled over six high-octane sports cars at once near Grand Ronde this morning. Another trooper caught one of the same cars speeding in the The Gorge a couple hours later.

Sheesh! These kids and their speed racers these days!

Actually, Oregon State Police say the drivers of six exotic sports cars stopped for racing along Oregon 18 near Grand Ronde this morning were all grown men, some in their late 40's, from Washington and Canada on an annual road trip.

And apparently one ticket wasn't enough for one of the drivers. Two hours after getting dinged near Grand Ronde, one of the same cars - a yellow Lamborghini -- was stopped for speeding in the Columbia River Gorge near Multnomah Falls.

The first incident was like something out of a Vin Diesel "Fast and Furious" flick . . .

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They should've thrown the idiots in jail on the spot and impounded the cars, since they obviously have no respect for the law or the safety of other drivers. Fines only do any good against people that can't afford them. For others its just a pocket change toll to continue to be stupid.

I guess the good thing about fast expensive vehicles is that its a quick way to kill off rich bastards.

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curious how one cop got that many cars to stop....

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curious how one cop got that many cars to stop....

Why would they bother with running and making it a criminal charge? The cop likely saw their personalized plates and can charge them with fleeing and eluding later.

Just pull over and pay your fee to go fast.

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curious how one cop got that many cars to stop....

. . . "About 11:15 a.m., a driver on Oregon 18 called the State Police Northern Command Center to report about 10 expensive, high-octane sports cars zooming past each other in no-pass zones that cut through the farmlands near Grand Ronde.

East of town, Senior Trooper David Peterson spotted five of the cars. As he chased them, a sixth exotic sped past his patrol car. Peterson was eventually able to stop all six vehicles and cite their drivers for speed racing -- a $679 ticket" . . .

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BMW ACA group.

Apparently these drivers were from O-Canada. Because traffic violations are not reported to the Canadian authorities, and US authorities have no way to arrest or suspend their licenses, the whole ticket is unenforceable. If they were really good boys, they would pay the tickets, but there is little anyone can do to enforce the tickets.

Under those circumstances, why not stop?

John N

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