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Scared driver

Just recently I was traveling on Rt. 70 when I noticed a vehicle driving erratically. I decided to phone 911. I was transferred over 5 times...no police were avail in Pemberton or Woodland, the state police had nobody.  When I told them to phone ahead to the Manchester police, I just stayed idle with the dispatcher giving her a blow by blow description and I don't think she listened to that nor do I think they caught this person. That vehicle almost slammed me as I turned off which I told her. What is a driver to do when something like this happens? I am so disappointed in the police. I just pray nobody got hurt or killed. Any advise if this ever happens again? 
Sharon H April 17, 2014 at 09:36 AM
I can't understand the non-response from the police. Were you not believed? Were they going to wait until something happened? I was thinking that if you had the means you could have gotten a video of this event--but then you probably would have been in trouble for using a phone while driving! How ironic is that? Guess you have done the only thing you could after not getting a response--writing this post and letting everyone know what happened and the lack of response to your warning. Also, get the license plate number if you can. I would say "citizen's arrest" but this could be very dangerous to do and also endanger yourself. This greatly disappoints me since many years ago I saw a very erratic and dangerous driver on Route 206 and did not have a cell phone with me at the time. So glad you and apparently no one else was hurt. How frustrating, esp. when I see so much bad driving around here on a daily basis. Thank you for speaking up.
. April 19, 2014 at 07:27 AM
If you have OnStar in your car, you can report something like that to them and they know your exact location and contact police.
diva12 April 22, 2014 at 06:03 PM
It's unfortunate that I do not have onstar, but I don't see that to be any better. The state police dispatcher did stay on the phone, but she failed to understand that I gave a detailed description of the vehicle and I could not get a plate number due to the distance. She failed to convey the description to the police departments she dispatched until I yelled it over and over again. I am extremely disappointed and very concerned about the situation and if it happened again, and something worse occurred, would it be dismissed again? I truly am searching for a long term answer should this ever occur to me or anyone else out there.


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