This Dude’s Had His License Suspended 26 Times Before His 24th Birthday. NEWSFLASH: It’s Not A Contest
Someone needs to tell Kiarri Cook, 23, that there’s no contest for the most ‘driving with a suspended license’ citations. He really, really does not need to keep getting pulled over in his quest to set the record for ‘most license suspensions in history’, because that’s not a record that needs to be acknowledged by anyone. Clipped last weekend at a DUI-checkpoint in South Florida, Mr. Cook reportedly had his license suspended for a 26th time…he’s only 23-years-old.
Assuming he received his driver’s license at the age of 16, as is the norm in the state of Florida, he’s had his license suspended an average of 3.714 times per year. Don’t say you’re not impressed. Because that’s impressive as hell. It’s impressive that he manages to get himself caught that many times, and it’s also impressive that our justice system just keeps on letting him get away with it.
A DUI checkpoint led to a South Florida man getting his driver’s license suspended for the 26th time, and he’s just 23 years old.
“A person like this doesn’t deserve to be on the streets. (He) has no business on the streets,” Miami Beach police Officer Ernesto Rodriguez said.
As first reported by Random Pixels, a multi-agency DUI checkpoint Friday, headed by Miami Beach police, issued 139 citations and made 16 arrests.
Local 10 News reporter John Turchin visited Cook’s home Tuesday, where Cook claimed he had no idea that his license was suspended.
“I was unknowingly (driving when) I had a suspended license,” Cook said.
“All those times?” Turchin asked.
“Yeah,” Cook said.
“How do you not know that you had a suspended license?” Turchin asked.
“How would you know?” Cook said.
Cook then became agitated, claiming he was being antagonized.
A records check showed Cook has had numerous run-ins with the law, including arrests on charges of disorderly conduct, trespassing and resisting arrest with violence.
I can’t get a speeding ticket from now through Labor Day or I too will join the ranks of drivers with a suspended license, as I’ve been clipped twice in the past 8 months for speeding. Most recently it was two weekends ago, and while I was going about 15-miles-per-hour slower than the officer claimed, in order to fight the ticket I’d have to drive a few hundred miles on a Tuesday to appear in court. Aint nobody got time for that! I assume that’s the trap, right? Make it so goddamn difficult to fight a speeding ticket that nobody ever does, they instead just roll over and pay ridiculous tickets based on some country bumpkin’s word that I was speeding (when I wasn’t). If I was speeding I’d have taken my ticket and sucked it up, but the fact that I saw this cop come driving around the corner, tailgating another car as closely as possible, and I look at my speedometer and it says 55 (in a 55 zone). The cop then slams on their breaks, gets behind me, and pulls me over citing 70MPH. There’s NO POSSIBLE WAY they could’ve even hit me with the radar gun from their vantage point, and even if they did they’d have seen I was going 55-mph. Just a garbage ticket, but one that means I’m not too far of from becoming like Mr. Cook and having a suspended driver’s license of my own…..The previous ticket was on Labor Day weekend when cops were trying to hit their quotas, if you’re wondering.
I guess what I’m saying is that I feel you, Mr. Cook. I’m sure some of those times you definitely did NOT deserve to get pulled over.
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