It’s Sunday afternoon and I had a great day. Lots of riding. Went to the go-kart place in Junan (or however you spell it) and had a good time there. Practiced doing some stunting on my bike. That was fun.
Anyway as I’m riding home I notice a guy coming up from behind aggresive and fast. I go onto the shoulder and use another car as a shield until he goes by. I then follow him for a bit. And see that he’s going all over the road. He’s going on the shoulder and kicking rocks at me…and crossing over the double yellow and going into the oncoming lane. So I stay a safe distance back and continue to follow…I’m pretty sure he’s drunk at this point. And I’m hoping to watch him crash…I’m also hoping no one else we be involved. I’m also thinking that IF he does crash I’ll beat him bloody for driving on the same road as me. Anyway…back to the story.
So sure enough for no real reason he loses control of the car and does a 180 at about 80km/hr. Just missing another car. I stop beside the drunk’s car which is now stalled and he’s trying to start it. And start to punch his window to get his attention. He’s bigger than me (who isn’t? hehe), but he’s drunk and I’m wearing full body armour and kevlar gloves. He doesn’t even notice me pounding on his window…doesn’t even look at me once. I can see his face is very red…his eyes are bloodshot…and half open.
He gets the car started and drives off into oncoming traffic. I notice the other car that I thought he missed is also stopped and the guy is getting out and examining his car. So I go to him instead of following the drunk again. I see that the drunk did in fact hit him…and I give the guy the drunk’s license plate number which I had memorized about 5 minutes earlier. He phoned the police at my suggestion.
The police showed up and did nothing of course. The policeman laughed at the victim when he said the hit and run guy was drunk. Then the “victim” pointed at me and said I saw that he was drunk…to which I confirmed. So now the police man has eye witnesses of a Drunken driver performing a Hit and Run. Will he go the drunk’s house? Will he give the drunk a fine? No and no. He’ll just make a report like a good little secretary…and the info can be used by the victim’s insurance company if he decides to pursue it…which he probably won’t since it was just a few scratches.
Which just goes to show you boys and girls…if you hit someone with a car in Taiwan…make sure you drive away before the police get there…or you might get in trouble.