What, just one ticket?
October 4, 2002
I would like to extend a great big thank you to our public servants, namely J.J. Robinson of the Colorado State Troopers. While doing his job of protecting us from speeding drivers, a scofflaw who he was citing for speeding witnessed the terrible accident off Shale Bluffs. After notifying the officer of the accident, he diligently began his investigation. Too busy with his investigation to help the injured driver of the vehicle, passersby stopped to aid the driver. Luckily, Patroller Robinson carried on with the investigation. With sleuth-like skills, he was able to determine that the driver was driving carelessly even though he had not even witnessed the accident.Sherlock Holmes would be proud. Robinson was quoted as saying he will cite this menace to society as well for endangering us all. Praise the Lord.However, after doing a little bit of my own investigation, I noticed a few oversights on J.J.’s part that I thought should be brought to his attention and to the attention of the public. First of all, I believe it is illegal to park on the shoulder of Highway 82. The people who stopped to help the driver had to park somewhere, and I assume it was on the shoulder of the highway, so we need to make sure these people are cited accordingly. Furthermore, the driver was thrown from his vehicle, which leads me to believe he wasn’t wearing a seatbelt. Once again, this man showed complete disregard for the law and should be ticketed. The story of the driver’s dog, Elvis, made me think there is no way that dog could have been on a leash. Where’s the ticket?It is truly sad that in this day and age people think it is OK to completely ignore the rules and regulations that govern our society. Fortunately for all of us in Colorado, we have someone like State Trooper J.J. Robinson to keep us on the straight and narrow. So next time your being cited by Trooper Robinson for jaywalking please pat him on the back, shake his hand, and say, “Thank you for making the world a better place to live.”Nick KertzAspenites for Intellectual Honesty & Integrity