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Sad Prius Driver Attempts To Race, Ends Up In Jail

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Timothy Hird of Winder, Georgia was so sick of people pushing around hybrid drivers he attempted to race a non-hybrid Honda Civic to "prove how fast his Prius could go." The stunt landed the beleaguered Prius owner in jail.

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It happened last week near Braselton, Georiga when the Prius driver was leaving a Publix supermarket. According to the police report, the driver of the Civic pulled out in front of Hird. This was the last straw for the Prius driver. He sped up to meet the Civic and yelled "Watch this!" at the Civic's female passenger and started harassing them by tapping on the brakes and blocking their car. Eventually, the Civic driver tried to pass the hybrid and nearly wiped out into a police car.

Both drivers were promptly arrested and charged with reckless driving, though the Prius driver probably would have been happier with a speeding ticket. (Hat tip to Zach!)

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GasGuzzler
GasGuzzler

Good to know my abuse of hybrids is paying off.

Car is signalling to change into my lane but I'd need to brake to allow that. Prius? Nope, no brakes. American anything, come right in.

Just doing my part.