Around the Curves, or Just a Wrong Turn?“Here’s to finding that which we all hope for,” posted Officer Pedro Abad Jr., 27, of the Linden, N.J., police, with a photo of three shots of whiskey. It’s unclear what he thought “we all hope for,” but after that midnight toast, Abad, two other officers, and one other friend went to Curves, a Staten Island, N.Y., gentlemen’s club. Then a little before 5:00 a.m., a gas station manager saw Abad’s driving and wondered, “Did he see the signs? Did he not see the signs? What was he doing?” Abad took his Honda Civic north on the West Shore Expressway and wrecked it against a tractor trailer. The truck driver tested negative for alcohol and, unlike Abad, was driving the right direction in the highway’s southbound lanes. The truck driver was injured, but not badly; Abad and one of his passengers were critically injured; his other two passengers were killed. (AC/New York Daily News) ...Too bad there wasn’t a cop around to stop Abad from driving recklessly.
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