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RamboLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 10:34 AM
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Robert Novak Cited for Hitting Pedestrian
Edited on Wed Jul-23-08 10:43 AM by RamboLiberal
On edit the story:

Syndicated columnist Robert D. Novak was cited by police after he hit a pedestrian with his black Corvette in downtown Washington, D.C., Wednesday morning.

A Politico reporter saw Novak in the front of a police car with a citation in his hand; a WJLA-TV crew and reporter saw Novak as well. The pedestrian was hospitalized but there were no details about the persons condition. Novak was later released and left the scene.

I didnt know I hit him, Novak told Politico. Novak said he was a block away when a bicyclist stopped him and said, "You hit someone." He said he was cited for failing to yield the right of way.

D.C. police confirmed that there was an accident at 18th and K streets N.W. at approximately 10 a.m. involving a black Corvette convertible and that the driver was a white male.

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0708/11985.html

WJLA has story:

Prominent Washington commentator Robert Novak was cited with failure to yield to a pedestrian Wednesday morning after striking a pedestrian with his Corvette, Novak confirmed to ABC 7 News.

The collision happened about 10:07 a.m. at 18th and K streets NW.

Novak was not arrested. He spoke to ABC 7 News at the scene. Novak said he did not know he had struck anyone.

Metropolitan Police Department (web|news) officers detained Novak at the scene for about an hour.

D.C. Fire and EMS spokesman Alan Etter said the pedestrian complained of pain in his arm was taken to George Washington University Hospital with minor injuries.

http://www.wjla.com/news/stories/0708/537957.html
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lpbk2713 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 10:35 AM
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1. Any bets on DUI?



Looks like a sure bet to me.






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havocmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 10:36 AM
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5. even if he wasn't imbibing, it would still be a DWP
Driving While Pompous
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Phred42 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 10:46 AM
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22. DUI in the AM?
Cool!
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Virginia Dare Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 10:36 AM
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2. Not the first time this asshole has done shit like that..
he's been implicated in instances of road rage around D.C. I hope the story is true, and I hope he rots in jail. Sympathy goes out to his victim I hope they're okay.
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lame54 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 10:40 AM
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13. Jail? - he got a ticket...
you or I would have been hauled away
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Virginia Dare Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 10:41 AM
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15. Then I hope the victim sues his ASS off...n/t
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lame54 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 10:42 AM
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17. ...
:toast: :beer:
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Virginia Dare Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 10:44 AM
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20. White male at 18th & K...
chances are, the guy he hit is a lawyer...even better!... :popcorn:
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 10:36 AM
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3. Rec'd for more eyes; this is gross. He didn't know? I call b.s.
Edited on Wed Jul-23-08 10:39 AM by babylonsister
I recently finished the book 'Reservation Road' which is all about a hit and run. He's lucky he didn't kill someone.
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SpiralHawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 10:36 AM
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4. typical republicon
Dodging responsibility...
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w4rma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 10:37 AM
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6. injured but not seriously. (nt)
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Dinger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 10:37 AM
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7. DUI, Gotta Be
Hope this makes the headlines! And he has to actually have CONSEQUENCES!
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Virginia Dare Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 10:41 AM
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16. Nope, the guy is just an asshole 24/7...
he cares about nothing and noone but himself. Get the fuck out of his way, or he'll run you over. That's pretty much his attitude.
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HowHasItComeToThis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 10:55 AM
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25. TYPICAL REPUBLICAN
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GCP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 10:37 AM
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8. Nothing on google or CNN so far
This would be so sweet if true - except for the pedestrian that is.
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Phred42 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 10:38 AM
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9. SWEEEEEEET!
Sorry for the victim though
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Vickers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 10:39 AM
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10. I didnt know I hit him"
:wtf:

How fucking old is that douchebag?

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GCP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 10:39 AM
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11. Just read this shit
Edited on Wed Jul-23-08 10:40 AM by Godlesscommieprevert
Novak, 77, has earned a reputation around the capital as an aggressive driver, easily identified in his convertible sports car.

In 2001, the longtime political columnist cursed at a pedestrian on the corner of Pennsylvania Avenue and 13th Street N.W., for allegedly jaywalking.

Learn to read the signs, ! Novak snapped before speeding away, according to an item in The Washington Posts Reliable Source column.

Novak explained to the paper: "He was crossing on the red light. I really hate jaywalkers. I despise them. Since I don't run the country, all I can do is yell at 'em. The other option is to run 'em over, but as a compassionate conservative, I would never do that."

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NightWatcher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 10:39 AM
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12. shocked to hear that he drives a 'vette. He obviously has "potency issues"
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RaleighNCDUer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 10:41 AM
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14. "I didn't know I hit him."
Translation:

"I didn't think there were any witnesses."
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The Backlash Cometh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 10:43 AM
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18. Sounds like a metaphor for his life.
He probably really didn't see the pedestrian. Tuned him out like he tunes out all the other human consequences to his tunnel vision ideas.
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libnnc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 10:44 AM
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19. didn't he run over someone's foot in DC a while back?
Or was that someone else?
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dancingme Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 10:44 AM
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21. was he driving a golf cart with McCain?
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johnlal Donating Member (974 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 10:46 AM
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23. Have you noticed more bike injury accidents...
Edited on Wed Jul-23-08 10:47 AM by johnlal
since gasoline prices went up. I know at least two of them hit the news here, one of them fatal. I witnessed one accident, and I know a guy that was hit. I think with gas prices the way they are, we're going to see more pedestrians and cyclists injured.
Keep an eye out for them and share the road!
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JohnnyRingo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 10:53 AM
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24. Novak in a Corvette?
That's the last car I'd picture him in.
Maybe a Cadillac Escalade, or a Hyundai, or even better, a 1917 Maxwell like Mr. Magoo drove, but a Corvette seems too sporty for the old crackpot.

It probably belongs to whoever's bread he's buttering this week.
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napi21 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 10:56 AM
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26. This is now being reported on KPOJ radio too! Said Novak was in
police custody this morning for a hit & run accident. A bicyclist stopped him and said "Hey, you just HIT SOMEONE!"
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unblock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 10:57 AM
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27. it sounds as if he side-swiped the pedestrian
if the guy was only complaining of pain in his arm, that would be consistent with taking a turn too tightly and clipping a pedestrian. a head-on hit would mean more complaints by the pedestrian. it would make novak's claim to not be aware he hit anyone more plausible, though perhaps even more disturbing.
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lpbk2713 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 11:02 AM
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28. Here's the perfect bumper sticker for Novak's Corvette .....









:rofl: :rofl: :rofl:





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mmonk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 11:02 AM
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29. Was the victim NOC with the CIA?
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YOY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 11:19 AM
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30. There has got to be a way "Novakula" can be written into this song
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