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Old 02-16-2008, 03:30 AM   #1
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Well I got my car impounded for "racing" on a canyon. My bad luck mainly, wasn't socal jdm driftoing, but hauling some *** after a wrx, staying in my lane pretty much, but still too fast in the cop's eyes. I doubled back up this road and there was a CHP waiting at the top.

I am super super pissed off. This sucks a lot. Really, I will probably have my licence suspended for a while(quite a long while), and don't get the car for 30 days.

This sucks so much, my life as I know it is over for now.
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Ever get that shock fixed?
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Wow, thats a bummer. I once had a friend have his car impounded for 30 days. It would have cost him like 3k bucks to get his 1k dollar 89 nissan s12 out. He opted to just let the police take it and he later ran into the future owner who said they bought it for 600 bucks for an auction.

As for the OP im sorry to hear that. Hope it somehow works out for you.
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Old 02-16-2008, 09:59 AM   #4
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You think you got it bad, they passed a law now that 10km over is 500 dollar ticket or some **** like that and it keeps going up and up and if your caught going 50km over you get a 10,000$ fine and car impounded i believe. If its racing they smash your car in front of your eyes. And i heard them talking about some stupid law if you have racing modifications on your car ex loud exhaust ect...that they can impound your car i dont think its going to pass though, Canada has some gay *** laws...
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Well I got my car impounded for "racing" on a canyon. My bad luck mainly, wasn't socal jdm driftoing, but hauling some *** after a wrx, staying in my lane pretty much, but still too fast in the cop's eyes. I doubled back up this road and there was a CHP waiting at the top.

I am super super pissed off. This sucks a lot. Really, I will probably have my licence suspended for a while(quite a long while), and don't get the car for 30 days.

This sucks so much, my life as I know it is over for now.
Get a good lawyer and make it go away. Best money you can spend is on a lawyer with enough juice to make it disappear. I believe that you can get your car back more quickly since you haven't been convicted I bet that would constitute some form of violation of due process.

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An aftershock from last night's news about 7 killed at a street race?
http://www.cnn.com/2008/US/02/16/dra....ap/index.html



that's what LA street racers get sometimes:


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Those people where killed by a random **** in a sedan not streetracers.
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Those people where killed by a random **** in a sedan not streetracers.
oh, yeah? 50 people stay on the side of the road at 3:40am watching random sedans passing by?


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Those people where killed by a random **** in a sedan not streetracers.
driving a cadilac sedan, at night, with no headlight... at a high enough rate of speed to catch up to those racing. I'm willing to bet he was drunk as hell, but they won't crack down on drunk driving.... street racing is WAY more dangerous
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Get a good lawyer and make it go away. Best money you can spend is on a lawyer with enough juice to make it disappear. I believe that you can get your car back more quickly since you haven't been convicted I bet that would constitute some form of violation of due process.
The police better not read his web page:

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My last miata met an unpleasant fate, colliding with a telephone pole and flying off of a cliff on a windy canyon road due to a large mid corner bump and damaged suspension.
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The cops can't do **** if you work within the system, with a lawyer etc.
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Wow, that has got to suck.
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at a high enough rate of speed to catch up to those racing
omg, he just showed everyone he won the street race, he was faster than the other two cars racing the underdog sedan won
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Thats weird, all the cars they crushed were hondas.

That ******* blows, they should at least be smart enough to part out those cars for some extra govt funds.
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**** airport road, i know where that is thats where my buddies shop is automotive warehouse haha **** thats a long stretch of road, rarely ever any cops out there, man that ******* sucks. The big white building in the back is the warehouse i believe.
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my mother scored a "contest of speed" ticket in her old toureag a couple years ago...at 60 years of age. "Street racing" laws are a ******* joke.
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Get a good lawyer and make it go away. Best money you can spend is on a lawyer with enough juice to make it disappear. I believe that you can get your car back more quickly since you haven't been convicted I bet that would constitute some form of violation of due process.

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http://www.thenewspaper.com/news/18/1883.asp
http://www.nctimes.com/articles/2007..._063_23_07.txt
This is the only good advice you have received so far. Good luck.
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**** airport road, i know where that is thats where my buddies shop is automotive warehouse haha **** thats a long stretch of road, rarely ever any cops out there, man that ******* sucks. The big white building in the back is the warehouse i believe.
Huh?! Are you in LA or in Canada. Because in the video above that's Greater Los Angeles


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damn... so we wont be seeing you this tuesday??
sorry to hear about that **** man...
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