What’s the Price of Darkness for The Prince of Darkness?
Looks like $50 bucks.
Syndicated columnist Robert Novak said he has been issued a $50 citation after hitting a pedestrian while driving in downtown Washington.
Witnesses said the collision occurred about 10 a.m. Wednesday as the 77-year-old Novak was traveling near K Street in his black Chevrolet Corvette.
Nothing says “I’m compensating here” like a 77 year old man in a black corvette. Well, that and race car school. Poor bastard hasn’t had a decent erection in three decades.
[Novak] said he didn’t realize what happened and continued driving until a bicyclist stopped him.
David Bono, the bicyclist who witnessed the incident, told The Associated Press that the pedestrian was hit in a crosswalk and was splayed across Novak’s windshield.
Draggin’ him home to the crypt, were you? Heads up thinking by Mr. Bono (a cyclist, mind you) kept Novak’s legendary hunger for human blood unsatisfied for another day.
Bono said that the pedestrian, who was crossing the street on a “Walk” signal and was in the crosswalk, rolled off the windshield and that Novak then made a right into the service lane of K Street. “This car is speeding away. What’s going through my mind is, you just can’t hit a pedestrian and drive away,” Bono said.
He said he chased Novak half a block down K Street, finally caught up with him and then put his bike in front of the car to block it and called 911. Traffic immediately backed up, horns blaring, until commuters behind Novak backed up so he could pull over.
Bono said that throughout, Novak “keeps trying to get away. He keeps trying to go.” He said he vaguely recognized the longtime political reporter and columnist as a news personality but could not precisely place him.
Finally, Bono said, Novak put his head out the window of his car and motioned him over. Bono said he told him that you can’t hit a pedestrian and just drive away. He quoted Novak as responding: “I didn’t see him there.”
“This guy hit somebody and he won’t stop so I’m going to stay here until the police come,” Aleta Petty quoted Bono as saying, as he stood in K Street, blocking traffic.
Good looking out, Novakula.
“I’ve wanted to be a racecar driver all my life, and anyone who has watched me drive can tell you that,” Novak said.
Good luck with that. You should try racing on a “race track”. You know, that place with the “closed course” where “racing” happens. Otherwise you’ll be mixing it up with the flotsam and jetsam of society, you know, “pedestrians”.
Or, more importantly, the pedestrians will be mixing it up with you.
Update: TPM chimes in.by