Comments for: Late-night family emergency results in speeding charge, arrest for Steuben couple

Posted Nov. 28, 2012, at 9:27 p.m.

HOLDEN | A woman and her husband speeding to help a family member in Massachusetts had their late-night trip end with a criminal speeding charge and the arrest of the husband. “At 1:45 Wednesday morning [late Tuesday night], officer Chris Greeley was monitoring Route 1A and recorded a 2011 …

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  • County Escapee

    What’s the hubub? I have my hazards on….

  • jerrymyx

    a court appearance asking the judge to rescind the protection order, would have been a heck of a lot cheaper! kinda sad in a way, a human error. glad to hear they are getting along though!

  • Anonymous

    What I want to know is why she was not arrested as well. she basically admitted that she wanted him there. I know that the order was for him to stay away but c’mon.

    • Anonymous

      I think they do it that way so that it would be useless of the person w/ the order against them to intimidate the other person into saying its their fault they are in contact with them.

      • Henderson bobby

        Right like when the victim later admits to lying about assault they still do not drop the charges . In a case like that the “victim” broke the law either by making a false claim one way or the other but the victim is not charged . It is more about politics than what is right or wrong.

    • Anonymous

      She should have been arrested. I thought one gets automatically arrested for criminal speeding?

  • Anonymous

    Let us not be too fast to judge, they were going to Mass., possibly to stay there.

    • Anonymous

      What’s really sad is that they thought they were important enough to get away with it ! The arresting officer needs an attaboy.

  • Anonymous

    It would be too bad to lose these two rocket scientists, but I would have let them go if they promised to stay down there.

  • Anonymous

    Police “power.” Greeley is a bit of an egomaniac. Couldn’t he have checked to verify their story about the relative, told her to slow down, even had her drop off her husband or something, & let them be on their way?

    • Anonymous

      He didn’t need to verify it. The husband was ordered by a judge NOT to be with the wife! If he had let them go and the husband hurt or killed her the officer would be in a heap of trouble!

    • Anonymous

      Egomaniac or not, Officer Greeley was doing his job. They are grown adults who should have known better. If she hadn’t been dangerously speeding then they wouldn’t have been stopped! Plus, how friggen stupid can you be to be driving like that? Endangering herself and everyone else in her path to ‘race’ four hours and two states away to a family member who was hospitalized after ‘being in an auto accident’? Do you see the irony here? They should thank the Officer for averting a possible tragedy!

      • Henderson bobby

        Like the cop that was going 92 off duty when he hit a deer . No charges were filed but he did get a day off without pay.

      • Anonymous

        Had they t-boned someone at 75mph I’m sure the “my second-cousin in Mass needs me!” would have pacified the family members of whomever they killed.

    • Henderson bobby

      Bet if it was a cop he would not have got a ticket for speeding.

      • Anonymous

        Bet if I were a millionaire I’d have money
        Bet if I had more muscles I’d be stronger
        Bet if I had longer legs I’d be taller
        *shrug*

        Life isn’t fair. Deal with it.

        • Henderson bobby

          So you are Ok with other cops doing thier buddy a favor . Maybe that explains why people like Bob Carson were never investigated. It is not cops jobs to break laws . Just saying I have no issue getting a ticket if I break the law if cops do too when they break the law. Some let the power go to thier heads .

          • Anonymous

            Some absolutely do let it go to their heads. Just as many are responsible with it. For every jerk cop there are two good ones in my opinion. I’ve been harrassed by a few cops for no good reason, I’ve also had some very positive experiences with them as well (even if what I was doing wasn’t so positive)

          • Henderson bobby

            Right most are decent but the decent one will almost always let the no so decent ones off. Maybe no so much now . I guess I could never be a cop .

    • Anonymous

      Really? So its okay if some people break the law but not others, right? Or should the cops spend every waking moment checking out everyones dumb little excuse for whatever it is they are doing wrong?

      Its the cops job to enforce laws, not bend over backwards to help people break laws.

      Hillbilly logic. Gotta love it.

      • Henderson bobby

        Hey I have saw cops break the law many times . I would bet most cops have saw other cops break the law IE. no seat belts speeding etc. How often to cops get tickets for speeding? My point is treat all people the same .

      • Anonymous

        Well golly gee wiz. Ya sho nuff got me pegged theah neighba. Durn it just afta I brushed my one good tooth too. Who’d a thunk it. “Hillbilly logic?”

        I’ll take that ovah the ravings of a self-centered, insecure, unhappy egomaniac any day. Y’all come back & visit any time now pard. I’ll treat ya to some hillbilly logic deliverance style.

    • Anonymous

      The court order, along with some people still beating and killing each other after they get one may have heightened his duty.

  • Anonymous

    I’m not saying who is right or wrong here but may I make a suggestion? Let’s put ourselves in their place. What would you have done under certain circumstances? Let’s remember that there is a lot of room for speculation in this story. Maybe it was one of their children and so they put aside their differences to come to the mutual aid of that offspring. Maybe it was the wife or husband of their offspring they were close to and rushing to give comfort. Do any of you have any idea how scary it is to have someone you love two states away and dying? No, they shouldn’t have been speeding and no, they shouldn’t have been together, and yes the officer was just doing his job. I’m just very surprised at the lack of empathy for the couple judging from the comments on this page.

    • Anonymous

      The most sensible comment on this story thus far.

    • Anonymous

      Surprised at the lack of empathy? I guess you don’t read these comments very often.

    • Alykins

      she had an emergency in Massachusetts involving a family member who had
      been in an accident, and that she and her husband — Philip Seavey, 56,
      of Steuben — were “rushing to be with him,”

      If one of my loved ones were “in an accident”, my first thought would not be to rush there at top speed in the middle of the night with drunks and animals out. I would drive cautiously or book a flight. Endangering themselves would not have helped their loved ones at all.

      I do feel bad about the arrest though, that sounds like the cherry on top of a crap sundae.
      Kudos to Greeley. Maybe he saved their lives.

  • Anonymous

    The guy is always at fault it seems. She stated that she asked him to be with her.

    • Anonymous

      He should have said no… It is 100% his fault

    • Anonymous

      “Crack is illegal, don’t buy it”
      “Okay”
      “Want some crack?”
      “Sure!”
      *arrested*
      “Hey why am I in trouble?”

  • Anonymous

    Some circumstances are not always black and white what would you do if one of your love ones was in a wreck and in the hospital ? I would think we could put our differences aside and think about the person who needs us both.

    • Anonymous

      They did…they just committed a few more crimes along the way.

  • Henderson bobby

    Is Greeley running for politics again?

    • Anonymous

      Running for “politics” lol

      Stop being a crybaby. Sounds like you’ve screwed up a few times and met officer Greeley a few times huh. Did he make the cuffs too tight?

      • Henderson bobby

        Mr. State rep Chris Greeley ? I had my run ins with a few dishonest cops in my day . Not saying Greeley is one of them But I would bet he is one of them who would not do something about the dishonest cops so in my book that would make him part of the problem . Just arrest anyone who dose anything wrong unless that is your buddy .

  • Anonymous

    This is what panicking gets you.

  • Anonymous

    So , did they ever get to their family member? I hope the emergency was resolved safely

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