Last night in Austin, local police officers were chasing reckless driving and speeding tow trucks towing vehicles at extremely high speeds down Interstate 35. One specific company, Assured Towing, had a wrecker driver stopped after being clocked at 81 in 60 mph speed zone. I even spotted this idiot and several others while out for my Saturday night cruise along our roadways looking for drunk drivers, stalled vehicles, stranded motorist, debris in the roadway etc. I must give credit to the 911 call takers I spoke with last night, as for their calmness, in our conversations, two suspects were apprehended for fleeing the scene of an accident, 3 tow trucks were stopped for moving violations (high dollar tickets) and 2 drunk drivers were stopped, arrested, then transported to Jail.
The importance of citizens reporting suspicious activity, working with the law enforcement, can go along way in making our communities a safer place to live.
With Interstate 35 being a major shipping route for the drug cartels, there is no telling who is sitting in a vehicle parked along the freeway. Good Samaritans get killed everyday just offering help to people, as I am not going to be next Good Samaritan killed, as told by local police, “Call it in”.