Thursday, December 30, 2010

bad idea

I'm beginning to think there is something about the Merrimack River and its tributary, the Concord, that induces people to behave strangely. I can't believe how many stories there are every year about people jumping off bridges to avoid police around here.

A clear sign of lack of sobriety is jumping into the Merrimack to avoid a sobriety checkpoint:
Man rescued after jump from Lawrence bridge » Latest News », North Andover, MA

Even weirder than jumping off a bridge to avoid a sobriety checkpoint is jumping off a bridge to avoid being pulled over for running a stop sign: -- not a good idea at all.

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