'I'm freaking out': Florida man blames Putin after being pulled over for speeding
A Florida man blamed Russian President Vladimir Putin when he was pulled over for speeding and allegedly running a stop sign last week. The unnamed driver was pulled over by a Flagler County deputy in Palm Coast last Thursday, when he was going at 50 mph in a 30 mph zone. Flagler County Sheriff’s bodycam footage shows the man citing multiple reasons for speeding — from giving the excuse that he was trying to switch from “sport mode” to normal in the car that he had just bought to claiming that he saw another car coming and was speeding to “get out before them.”
But after a while, the man decided to reveal the real reason or “the truth” about skipping the stop sign. He told the deputy that he is freaked out by the news about Putin launching nuclear weapons, “I just found out that Putin just said he’s gonna launch nuclear thermal war against the world, and I was trying to get back to my house to find out what’s going on. I’m freaking out.”
The incident took place on February 24, the same day when Putin launched his military invasion of Ukraine and warned the rest of the world with “consequences you have never seen before” if other countries attempted to interfere. Regardless, the driver got two tickets one for speeding and another one for running a stop sign.
In an another speeding incident, a group of nurses helped bail out a concerned dad after he committed several traffic violations while rushing his one-year-old daughter to the hospital. He was arrested on reaching the hospital. Darius Hinkle revealed that he drove without a valid license and that he was driving at 100 miles an hour with the police from different agencies trailing behind him. The reason he gave for flouting traffic rules was that he had to save his daughter who was choking on a penny that she had swallowed.
The nurses of Touchette Regional Hospital in Centreville, Illinois, where Darius admitted his daughter, came to the man's rescue. They pooled in the money to bail out the father. Darius' wife noticed the presence of a woman that they did not know and later realized that the nurses had bailed her husband out. According to a report in The Epoch Times, Darius said, "I can’t thank them enough," as he spoke about the nurses who bailed him out.