Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Stupid Motorist Law, Extreme Parent Ignorance Edition

Posted By on Tue, Sep 11, 2012 at 9:27 AM

Of all of Arizona's odd laws, the one that applies to penalizing idiot drivers for getting stuck in washes and flooded underpasses is my favorite. If you somehow think it's okay to drive through a water-covered area where water wouldn't normally be, you deserve to get punished.

Recent information released by the Pima County Sheriff's Office just proves my stance.

The PCSO announced Monday it had arrested two women for driving children through flooded washes in separate instances last week. The first involved Tiffany Sherman, 18, who called 911 last Thursday night to say her Buick was stuck in a wash on Sandario Road west of the Tucson Mountains. Oh, and she had her 1-month-old with her.

When deputies and rescue crews arrived they found the water had gotten up to Sherman's hips, while her baby — wearing only a diaper — was swaddled in a blanket. Both were extracted without injury, but then Sherman was arrested on suspicion of child abuse and the child was turned over to its grandmother.

Then, on Friday morning, PCSO deputies and Drexel Heights firefighters had to rescue 29-year-old Edna Encinas and her three kids (ages 11, 6 and 2) after Encinas apparently decided the 'ROAD CLOSED' signs at Valencia Road and Camino Verde didn't apply to her. Her Dodge got stuck in a wash, but instead of calling 911 she called a two truck, and after the tow truck driver quickly saw he had no shot of getting her out, he called 911.

All four passengers were rescued safely, after which Encinas was booked on three counts of suspicion of child abuse and another of reckless driving.

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