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Want to see Tyreke Evans go Cannonball Run?

Posted on: July 30, 2010 5:20 pm
Edited on: July 30, 2010 5:21 pm
Posted by Matt Moore

It's not every day that you get to see video of an NBA player breaking all sorts of traffic laws. Today is not every day. Sacramento police today released video taken from a California Highway Patrol Cessna showing Evans in a dark purple Mercedes driving up to 120 miles an hour and crossing all lanes. Perhaps most scary is the end of the video, where the arresting officer has his gun trained on Evans while Evans is stopped in his car. The "what ifs" are pretty scary, as any such event in life is.

For his part, Evans does not resist in any manner, is compliant, and is briefly handcuffed, then cited and released. He was sentenced to probation last week for the arrest in May. Here's video of the whole thing. Nothing crazy exciting, but it should be noted Evans doesn't turn the ball over once during this whole thing. No word on whether the arresting officer thought he was a real point guard or not.

Video via Robert Edwards on Twitter .

Category: NBA

Since: Jan 7, 2007
Posted on: August 31, 2010 10:55 am

Want to see Tyreke Evans go Cannonball Run?

I'm sorry - I'm confused by your point.

Are you saying traffic laws in California and Pennsylvania are the same?  Because you're using an example of your citation in Pennsylvania as to what crime someone could be charged with in Sacramento.  You're aware different states have different traffic laws, so I guess you're saying the laws are the same.

Are you saying that it is OK to go 125mph and how dare the cops pull a gun on someone doing that?

Are you saying the police have to limit their response to someone going 120mph because that's just speeding, where both he and you could very easily have killed someone?

Not sure about your point.

Since: Nov 24, 2009
Posted on: August 3, 2010 11:03 am

Want to see Tyreke Evans go Cannonball Run?

I was pulled over for 125 in a 65mph zone on a friday at 6:30PM outside of philadelphia and was not approached by an officer with his weapon drawn. I was cited ARS 28-701.02, which is excessive speed. For him to get a felony for speeding he would either have to be in a residential area or be cited for reckless driving.

Since: Mar 24, 2010
Posted on: August 2, 2010 10:36 am

Want to see Tyreke Evans go Cannonball Run?

Don't try and turn it into something it is not. He was arrested for FELONY speeding. It was a FELONY stop. Yes police pull there guns on every felony stop. Doesn't matter the car, driver, or the window tint. There are way more things that are shady in alot of police departments. We don't have to go looking for it, when the officers were doing their job, how they were trained.

Since: Nov 24, 2009
Posted on: August 1, 2010 5:07 pm

Want to see Tyreke Evans go Cannonball Run?

Sacramento police are trained to pull their guns out on Traffic violators?or is it because the Mercedes is tinted out.
I drive a tinted out Evo and was never at gun point for any of my traffic violations...just saying.

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