Category Archives: Automotive Apologies

Yarr, officer

We are entering a golden age of the police report, possibly led by the Arcata Eye’s justly famous example. Skimming a Lebanon, Oregon public record summary in search of apology, I got distracted by the pirate festival.

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I would NEVER DO that thing I did

On the subject of an upcoming Black Lives Matter march scheduled for Martin Luther King Day in St. Paul, MN, someone who called himself “JM Roth” posted on Facebook. JM Roth had advice for people who were inconvenienced. “Run them … Continue reading

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ESPN Mean Girl Apologizes Badly

Apologizing to the public is well and good, but you also have to apologize directly to the person you wronged. And in this case, even the public apology was lousy.

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Feeling matrimonial

Jean Quan, mayor of Oakland, California, keeps being forced to have difficult conversations about using her cell phone while driving. Or not. Most recently, Quan’s car was involved in a fender-bender. The other driver said Quan, talking on a cell … Continue reading

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Wet conditions

Violent rain in a Western city. Driver illegally moving into crosswalk, looking right, planning a turn, not seeing pedestrians – a family crossing in the crosswalk, legally, from the left, a child racing pointlessly ahead. Driver sees family – a … Continue reading

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Victim catches perp cops couldn’t find. Hugs!

Evening in Lihue, on Kaua’i. A truck comes out of nowhere. After the wreck, Tania Perneel was a little confused. She thought the guy helping her was the driver that had hit her car. She noticed a blue truck driving … Continue reading

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Little cool thing

At the wheel, nervous passenger in front seat. (Okay, my mother, in town for the day.) One of those times when bad drivers burst out of every alley. (“Oh no, I’m late for my frenzy!”) On the freeway, a taxi … Continue reading

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Reese Witherspoon’s apology

Jim Toth and Reese Witherspoon managed to both be arrested on one DUI. Actually, Witherspoon was charged with disorderly conduct. Around 3:30 AM last Friday, Georgia State Trooper First Class J. Pyland pulled Toth over for weaving on Peachtree Road … Continue reading

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The deshignated driver is me

Idaho Senator Mike Crapo was arrested for drunk driving on December 23, in Alexandria, Virginia. Especially awkward because he has apparently said he doesn’t drink alcohol (as a Mormon thing). I gather that’s pronounced KRAY po. Okay? The man has … Continue reading

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