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Amerigo Vespucci Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 10:22 PM
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Robert Novak hits pedestrian with Corvette, keeps driving ("I didn’t know I hit him")
Video Clip @ the URL below:

Novak hits pedestrian with Corvette, keeps driving

http://www.crooksandliars.com/2008/07/23/novak-hits-ped... /

Hurting an innocent person and then moving on as if nothing happened? Are the DC Police sure it wasn’t Valerie Plame?

http://www.crooksandliars.com/2008/07/23/novak-hits-ped... /



Politico:

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

“I didn’t know I hit him. … I feel terrible,” a shaken Novak told reporters from Politico and WJLA as he was returning to his car. “He’s not dead, that’s the main thing.” Novak said he was a block away from 18th and K streets Northwest, where the accident occurred, when a bicyclist stopped him and said he had hit someone. He said he was cited for failing to yield the right of way.

You didn’t know you hit him? Well I guess you must have just grazed the guy, right?

Bono said that the pedestrian, who was crossing the street on a “Walk” signal and was in the crosswalk, rolled off the windshield and that Novak then made a right into the service lane of K Street. “This car is speeding away. What’s going through my mind is, you just can’t hit a pedestrian and drive away,” Bono said.

I’m sorry, but I think most normal people would notice a 66 year old man rolling across their windshield. I’m just saying…

Update: John Amato: Why wasn’t Novak given a field sobriety test? This is very weird. You hit someone, leave the scene and then the police aren’t suspicious?

TP notes:

Politico notes that in a 2001 interview with the Washington Post, Novak said, “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.”

UPDATE: ABC 7 is reporting that the victim is worse than first thought:

The pedestrian who was struck by prominent Washington columnist and commentator Robert Novak is in worse shape than first thought, a hospital source tells ABC 7 News.

The victim, a 66-year-old man, appeared somewhat incoherent, said the source who had seen the victim. The man appeared to have casts on his neck and back. The victim was X-rayed and a surgical team plans to evaluate him, the source said.
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Ilsa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 10:23 PM
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1. If this bastard had been in jail where he belongs, this wouldn't have happened. nt
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HughMoran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 10:27 PM
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2. Holy crap - that reminds me of one of those "bizarre but true" joke sheets
"I saw the face of the sad old man as he rolled over the windshield"

I hope this is curtains for Novak - I'm sick of this arrogant bastard - I'm sure he's repeated the Teddi Kennedy story 1000 times in his life. He deserves to burn for this.
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Selatius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 10:29 PM
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3. Isn't hit and run a felony? nt
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Cleita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 10:33 PM
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6. Yes, for us ordinary people.n/t
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bow-tie Donating Member (236 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 10:30 PM
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4. I would take Novak to the
bank over that shit. If that guy is still working I think he might have just retired very wealthy.
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BlooInBloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 10:33 PM
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5. Anyone who doesn't know they hit somebody should never be allowed to drive ever again.
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Riddler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 12:26 AM
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7. I suppose it's hard to see someone crossing the street when you go through life
with your head as far up your ass as Novak's is.
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