Today's Doofus is a drunken driver from Spokane, WA. Apparently she believed that a recent change in State law meant that police could not legally pursue her.
As a trooper was on patrol in Spokane Valley, he spotted a Ford 150 swerving through lanes of traffic. As any officer would deduce, he reasonably believed the driver was driving under the influence.
It was reported that once the trooper pulled behind the vehicle and flicked the cruiser’s lights on, Baporis then sped up. She allegedly then started a pursuit that reached speeds of more than 100 miles per hour.
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According to Washington State Patrol spokesman Trooper Ryan Senger ... the driver, Baporis, [believed] that her constitutional rights were “being violated” and therefore, [she] did not need to pull over.
In addition to refusing to pull over for the DUI suspect pursuit, it was reported that Baporis called 911 during the chase. She allegedly claimed that she was being illegally chased.
Senger responded to media by calling the 911 call- “hilarious”. You can add ironic and moronic to that.
Thankfully, the State Patrol was able to successfully and safely disable the vehicle from the DUI suspect pursuit.
There's more at the link.
I've seen this strange behavior many times before in criminals I have known. They get it into their heads in some unknown fashion that their presumed "rights" override those of anyone else (particularly law enforcement), or give them the freedom to do as they please irrespective of any danger to others their actions may pose. They insist that any attempt to enforce the law is a violation of their rights, and even (in some cases) appear to think that defending themselves against such enforcers is part of their right to self-defense. They can't be persuaded otherwise, no matter how lawyers and courts may try to explain it to them.
What's even weirder is that, when a criminal has committed a crime, he/she will regard the proceeds of that crime as their property, giving them the right to defend it against anyone trying to take it from them - be that other criminals, or the original owner, or even police. They regard it as theft to take what they've already stolen, and many end up in very serious legal trouble for acting on that impression.
On this occasion, the driver learned a lesson without it costing her too much. She may not be so lucky next time...