• Feb 6, 2007

If you've ever blown past a school bus with its lights flashing, here's proof that there is absolutely no excuse. Even Kewaskum Wisconson Police Chief Richard Knoebe isn't above the law as the officer gave himself a $235 ticket and 4 points on his driving record for passing a flashing school bus while in his patrol car. What's amazing is that the officer even had a good excuse for passing the bus. He was approaching a stopped dump truck when he saw a vehicle passing from behind. He was busy passing the truck when he belatedly noticed the school bus. Since Knoebe was the only officer around, he wrote himself up and paid the fine the next day. We're guessing Knoebe received his Cub Scout honesty badge without any issues.

The incident occurred back in September but went unnoticed until recently when a local newspaper noticed the infraction in the court records.

[Source: MSN]



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      • 7 Years Ago
      I'm not wishing any children harm here, it just irks me that todays parents are so willing to give up their own responsibilities and cast them on others.

      I don't have children. I don't ever want children. I shouldn't have to take part of the parenting responsibilities because some parents are to lazy/busy to teach their kids not to play in/run across the streets.

      I always get immensely annoyed when people try to force others to live up to their responsibilities, and that is exactly what parents at large are doing these days.

      If you are too lazy/busy to have children you shouldn't have them. Don't be selfish and inconvenience the world!

      Parents like this make me wish there was a ban on human reproduction!

      (Don't get me stated on having to sit next to a misbehaving kid on a 8 hour flight. If you can't control your kid, don't bring him on a plane! In fact, don't bring him public places at all!)
      • 7 Years Ago
      @20:"All your people's kids suck"

      All your people's? NICE!
      • 7 Years Ago
      That's a honest cop there. Kudos to him. Cops from my area in Orange County (California) make illegal u-turns, break double yellow lines, run stop signs, and a bunch of other crap, but I've NEVER seen them write themselves up nor hear of it.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Hey guys,when i did a search on google for The Police Tickets it brought me here.this is a really nice site,but i ended up at www.ACheapSeat.com LOL
      • 7 Years Ago
      I see not one of you a-holes mentioned anything about the possible tragic consequences had a child been passing in front of the bus at that time. Typical.
      • 7 Years Ago
      What the story doesn't mention is that he was black. If he had been white, you know he would have just looked the other way.

      Damn racism!
      • 7 Years Ago
      I think I need to start putting smilies on my messages:) and what not. Sarcasm is tough to type. Somehow :P doesn't cut it.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I saw a cop speeding
      • 7 Years Ago
      I don't know, but perhaps it's just me and the old mentality, that if you teach it, they will learn.

      What do I mean? Well, teach kids the safety of the road and perhaps we can stop babysitting them until they die. Don't cross until it's safe to do so. Seriously, I was a kid once too, and I learned to wait until the cars go by and it's safe to cross before crossing the road. I wasn't blindfolded crossing the street and was able to distinguish between safe and not safe.

      Now, don't get me wrong, but it's no excuse passing the school bus with lights flashing. I agree with that, but it's just that we create so many safety zones that as soon as we remove them society becomes the lowest common denominator because now it can't think on its own.
      • 7 Years Ago
      The incident went unnoticed for a few months because the records had only recently gone public. Good for him for being honest, I respect that.
      • 7 Years Ago
      "Yup, Police Chief is a political office, and that fine and those points are worth FAR more than their weight in publicity gold."

      Police chief in Wisconsin is not a political office. You may be confusing police chief with sheriff.
      • 7 Years Ago
      This proves a point all cops are retarded.
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