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Man's car sideswiped while he was stopped for speeding

Man's Car Sideswiped While He Was Stopped For Speeding

HLN called it a bad day for 20-year-old Jacob Schreiner -- but we'd say it could have been way worse.

You're looking at police dash cam video from Conroe, Texas. Schreiner was pulled over for speeding, and a truck totally sideswiped his 2006 Mustang GT. You can tell how upset he is.

Although HLN doesn't tell us much about the driver of the truck, KHOU found out he did get two citations for the accident.

All KHOU wanted to ask Jacob Schreiner was:

Reporter: "Did you want to cry?"
Schreiner: "Oh, I did. I absolutely. I ain't gonna lie. I sure did."

According to Montgomery County Police Reporter, the other driver said he got distracted when he spilled his drink in his lap.

Now here's where Schreiner's luck turned: Remember how we said he'd been pulled over for speeding? The deputy who stopped him felt so bad for him he let him go without a ticket. A pretty stand-up guy. Which -- as this Montgomery County Sheriff's Office recruiting video suggests - is exactly what the office says it looks for in its deputies.

"What we expect from our deputies: We expect them to be honest. We expect them to have strong self-esteem. We expect them to be hardworking."

And, maybe, to give guys a break when they're on the verge of tears.

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Chickiepoo July 31 2014 at 1:27 PM

" What we expect from our deputies: We expect them to be honest. We expect them to have strong self-esteem. We expect them to be hardworking."

They forgot ONE.....
" We expect them to have
compassion. "

Which THIS officer in fact DID......

KUDOS to him.........:))

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ReddSox35 July 31 2014 at 2:00 PM

The only advice I would have to tell Schreiner is "its only a car, it can be replaced... Good thing it was your car and not you!"
I am happy to hear the cop let the ticket go. At least he had a heart in
the matter of this one.

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Kate July 31 2014 at 1:15 PM

He was both lucky and unlucky at the same time. I think the cop made the right call, because that was definitely a lesson: get pulled over for speeding and there are worse things that can happen to you than just a ticket.

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LL July 31 2014 at 1:41 PM

It's called "officer discretion", that we all wish that more cops would apply in some of these circumstances, rather than these strong arm and heartless tactics that too many police officers weild.

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posthuf LL July 31 2014 at 5:17 PM

40 years ago they taught us in the academy to use discretion. I don't know if they still teach that, but judging by the way laws are written today, I have to doubt it. The cop in the field has little to no options but to issue the citation.

He's there on site, the judge isn't, the jury isn't.

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Chickiepoo LL July 31 2014 at 8:04 PM

FOR: "posthuf"......

I, too, used to work in LE......and they still
have the same "discretionary" powers in
SOME matters that they did 40 - 50+ years ago.......

The "cops in the field" still have discretionary powers in SOME circumstances.....whether it be in issuing
tickets OR getting arrest warrants.

In our state.....if you get caught speeding
65 in a 55....they will often write the ticket for 64 in 55.....ONLY 9 mph above the speed limit.....because.....once it hits 10
MPH OVER the speed limit is when it starts messing with "points" on your license AND messing with your insurance
rates.........and they DON'T HAVE to do
this.......but it's within their powers of
discretion to do so...

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alspoolhall July 31 2014 at 5:08 PM

I like it when I hear stories of people being kind to one another. Passing on giving that young man a ticket under those circumstances was the right thing to do. I think maybe he learned his lesson about not speeding while at the wheel. Thank You Officer.

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buddwhyzr July 31 2014 at 1:56 PM

The truck driver saw the cop ahead, panicked, started stashing things under his seat and....BOOM. Rookie mistake.

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monk6272 buddwhyzr August 01 2014 at 6:12 AM

...and, of course, you were in his passenger seat, so you know all this...amazing!

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debnaert July 31 2014 at 1:10 PM

If you'll check the law in most states it's against the LAW to drink or EAT behind the wheel.... Hope that truck driver got a huge TICKET!

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Diane July 31 2014 at 2:18 PM

He's lucky he wasn't standing on the side of his car or he would have been killed.

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mhdjl Diane July 31 2014 at 6:43 PM

The police officer was also lucky that he was in his cruiser at that moment instead of standing by the car door.

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crowland503 July 31 2014 at 2:23 PM

First Lesson Learned: Do not get a ticket for speeding; hence, it could cost you far more!

Second Lessoned Learned: Do not vote for Democratic Politicians; hence, the phony, deadbeat POTUS can not only cost you more but make you, an American Citizen, a second rate Citizen behind the illegal aliens! And you get to pay more for it!

The lesson for today, Students, is to
walk not run to your nearest City Hall
to demand the banning of the Democratic Party from the city limits.

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gdmn2find July 31 2014 at 7:34 PM

What is or has passed in many states is a law requiring drivers to move over one lane or slow down if you can't when approaching an emergency vehicle that is stopped along the side of the road. This law has been passed in order to cut down on Police officers and citizens getting involved with accidents like shown in the video.

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