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The mysterious details

There's a time and a place for everything although when it comes to having one's bell rung, it might be better to remain stationary or at least to be safely enscounced within a moving vehicle. That you are not obliged to be driving.

Common sense seems to be under scrutiny more than criminal intent for one particular unnamed defendant in Baltimore, U.S., when evidence may soon prove whether he was having sex at the time that he crashed his car near Telegraph Road, in the Fairfax County district.

At a hearing a year on from the actual accident, the defendant claimed to be coming back from a 21st birthday party but that he, a woman (who we assume was involved in the sex part of the mystery) and another male (who might have been involved as well) were not driving the car, the Washington Post reveals.

'The defendant’s lawyer, Frank Prior, said there was 'no statement by anyone that they were driving on the Beltway having sex' and 'no facts on it.' The plaintiff, a 28-year-old cab driver, is seeking $75,000 in damages and is represented by Douglas R. Stevens, who declined to comment beyond his court filings.'

'But Stevens sought punitive damages against the defendant and the friend, arguing in a pleading that 'having sex at 85 miles per hour while drunk on a freeway is willful and wanton negligence.' A Fairfax judge threw out the punitive damages claim.'

When the case goes to trial next week, we may understand more about this puzzling incident...namely whether aliens were involved in driving the car and if the defendants might know what had happened if they hadn't been drinking at the same time.

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