Deputy wrecks 33 times in 17 years, but union fights for his job
As a law officer in Minnesota, former Todd County Deputy Sheriff Mark Grinstead didn't miss much.33 wrecks in 17 years? That's not even two crashes a year! It is an outrage that this man was fired! The department should be forced to take him back and give him more property to destroy! Now, I don't know about your area, but where I'm from, that kind of driving record -"four crashes in two months and three vehicles in the repair shop" - would get your license revoked for a while.
After all, why try to avoid something when it's a lot easier to just hit it?
Grinstead, it must be said, hit many things -- deer, cows, trees, buildings and snow banks, for example. In 17 years, he had 33 wrecks.
Grinstead racked up about $100,000 in losses while patrolling the rural county roads.
But not if you're an Only One™! No, in that case, you get to keep driving - and wrecking patrol cars - until the police department gets tired of paying for destroyed property and rebuilding cruisers and rightfully cans your butt. Why on earth hadn't he been disciplined before now? Why hadn't corrective action been taken? Was the plan to - like with drunk drivers - wait until he killed someone with his recklessness?
And, naturally, the union is fighting to give Crashy McCrasherson his job back - because what the world really needs is a cop who can't keep a car on the road...
That is all.