Naturally, they get pulled over for their hare brained driving.
Presumed Tucson resident and Redditor /u/Noobishm0ve shared dashcam footage to the /r/IdiotsInCars subreddit showing the hare brained moment a driver in a Nissan Rogue thought it was a smart move to not only cut off a cop but run a red light right in front of them.
/u/Noobishm0ve’s thread and video is posted below.
Guy cuts off car to get around a cop, then cuts off that cop, then runs a red light and gets pulled over [oc]
The incident took place in near the 5900 block of E Broadway Blvd. (exact location on Google Maps linked here.)
As OP’s dashcam footage shows, there’s a Tucson police officer making a traffic stop next to a center divider turn lane in OP’s lane of travel.
The Nissan Rogue in front of OP signals but just darts in front of a fast approaching car to change lane, a questionable maneuver.
Contrast that to OP who signals but waits for an appropriate gap before moving over.
Coincidentally, the police officer finishes up, turns off his reds and blues, and drives forward, stopping at the red light.
We see the Rogue driver pull a similar move on the police officer, signaling but then cutting the police officer, too.
It looks like the cop cut that Rogue driver some slack and didn’t pull them over, that is until he sees the Rogue driver blast through the next red light.
“When I first saw this, I wanted to be charitable and say the guy was trying to get out of the cop’s way. I really did. But no, the guy really is just that stupid,” /u/Brookeb79 commented.
“First one isn’t much of a ‘cut off’. It’s passable. Lots of room. Everything else from there is completely buffoonery,” /u/Lillillillies added.
Running a red light in Arizona is an automatic $250 fine before all the fees, plus two points on our record.
Then again, I’ve blogged about way too many red light runners who caused accidents, so, it’s more than a fair fine given the potential consequences.