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Dad arrested for breaking traffic laws in rushing daughter to hospital; nurses bond him out

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+jnelsoninjax    11,704

CENTREVILLE, Ill. - An act of kindness still has a local father smiling.

Darius Hinkle said a group of local nurses bonded him out of jail after he was arrested for breaking traffic laws while rushing his daughter to the hospital. He said the nurses work at Touchette Regional Hospital in Centreville.

Hinkle admitted he does not have a valid driver’s license and said he was speeding on the way to the hospital on Thursday, but said he did it because his 1-year-old daughter was choking on a penny. He said by the time he arrived at the hospital, more than a handful of police officers with different agencies were behind him.

Hinkle said he was taken into custody once he arrived at the hospital. The 1-year-old's mother said she arrived at the jail when a woman she didn't recognize was there to bond Hinkle out. That’s when she learned a group of nurses chipped in money to bond the father out.

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RichardK    155

The guy should be arrested.  Putting the safety of others at risk is never justified.

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adrynalyne    11,402
3 hours ago, RichardK said:

The guy should be arrested.  Putting the safety of others at risk is never justified.

Try reading. He WAS arrested. Also, as a father, I would have done the same so...

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xMorpheousx416    48
1 hour ago, adrynalyne said:

Try reading. He WAS arrested. Also, as a father, I would have done the same so...

People these days have a tendency to read only what they want to in an article.

 

Despite the fact this thread is titled  "Dad arrested......"  ya know, second word in!  😂

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FloatingFatMan    17,959
8 hours ago, RichardK said:

The guy should be arrested.  Putting the safety of others at risk is never justified.

Indeed, but I would also assume the judge will be lenient with the guy, due to the circumstances.

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RichardK    155
5 hours ago, adrynalyne said:

Try reading. He WAS arrested. Also, as a father, I would have done the same so...

Why don't you try reading?  i was agreeing with his arrest.

3 hours ago, xMorpheousx416 said:

People these days have a tendency to read only what they want to in an article.

 

Despite the fact this thread is titled  "Dad arrested......"  ya know, second word in!  😂

AGAIN, I was agreeing that he was arrested.  As in , ANYONE doing this should be arrested.  Seems people just like to skim replies to threads on THIS site.

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RichardK    155
20 minutes ago, FloatingFatMan said:

Indeed, but I would also assume the judge will be lenient with the guy, due to the circumstances.

Why?  What circumstances?  He broke the law, PERIOD!

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FloatingFatMan    17,959
Posted (edited)
3 minutes ago, RichardK said:

Why?  What circumstances?  He broke the law, PERIOD!

The law is not some iron rod, unable to flex at times of need.  Sure the guy broke some laws, but try to find a parent who would NOT act to do all they could to save the life of their child.  I don't expect him to get off without punishment, but I would be very surprised if the judge threw the book at the him.  Most likely he'll get a modest fine and maybe some form of community service order.

 

Perhaps you didn't bother to read the full post and thus didn't see the circumstances of his law breaking?

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adrynalyne    11,402
Posted (edited)
8 minutes ago, RichardK said:

Why don't you try reading?  i was agreeing with his arrest.

Oh. Well in that case, try working on how you say things because I am only one of many who thought the same thing. I know English is hard but I have faith that you can improve. 

 

Have an example that actually conveys proper meaning, free of charge: 

 

The guy deserved to be arrested.  Putting the safety of others at risk is never justified.

 

 

 

 

4 minutes ago, RichardK said:

Why?  What circumstances?  He broke the law, PERIOD!

The law won’t save a choking infant’s life...quick medical attention will. 

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Powerless    11

Alternative Headline: Father arrested for failing to provide or seek medical care for choking 1 year old daughter.

 

Dude can't win.

 

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xendrome    5,340
28 minutes ago, Powerless said:

Alternative Headline: Father arrested for failing to provide or seek medical care for choking 1 year old daughter.

 

Dude can't win.

 

This is what 911 and ALS EMT's are for.

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FloatingFatMan    17,959
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27 minutes ago, xendrome said:

This is what 911 and ALS EMT's are for.

As I've been told by many Americans... Sometimes you live too far away for 911 to help.

 

Also, sometimes you just PANIC.  I guess you're not a parent though and can't understand the pure terror you go through when your child's life is at risk.

 

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margrave    1,337

There was a time when the police would escort you to the hospital.

 

Sad

 

He should have called 911 for an ambulance though.

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FloatingFatMan    17,959
22 minutes ago, margrave said:

There was a time when the police would escort you to the hospital.

 

Sad

 

He should have called 911 for an ambulance though.

It's a tough call to make, especially when you're in panic mode.  For choking, if you're thinking straight, the best thing to do is to try to clear the obstruction first but many people don't know how.  In that case, dialing 911 first would be best as then someone can tell you what to do.

 

But that requires you not to panic.  Good luck finding a non-panicking parent when their child is choking.

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Jim K    12,821

Yep, panicked father ... easier to scoop up a child and rush them to a hospital vs. agonizingly waiting for an ambulance while your little girl is suffocating. 

 

I hope the law goes easy on him ... slaps his wrist and instructs him to attend a BLS course (which all parents should have).

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+jnelsoninjax    11,704
1 hour ago, FloatingFatMan said:

As I've been told by many Americans... Sometimes you live too far away for 911 to help.

 

Also, sometimes you just PANIC.  I guess you're not a parent though and can't understand the pure terror you go through when your child's life is at risk.

 

That is so very true, I live ~3 miles from the fire department, so the ETA for them to get here could be ~10 minuets or so, not to mention that in this city no one seems to understand when you see lights, move right, and there are also 18 speed bumps from the entrance of our mobile home park to our location, so that will slow them down as well. Also as a parent I do understand the terror and panic you feel when your child is sick or injured all you want is for them to be better and sometimes (well, most of the time) you tend to overlook the most obvious course of action. Whereas I am not suggesting that what this father did is acceptable, I can also see why he did what he did.

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macoman    1,542
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50 minutes ago, margrave said:

There was a time when the police would escort you to the hospital.

 

Sad

 

He should have called 911 for an ambulance though.

If I was the father, I would call first 911 and let them know that I am on my way to the hospital to save my baby girl and I may brake traffic laws and I will need to be escort it. So at least the 911 operator can alert police and let them know of my intention.

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FloatingFatMan    17,959
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6 minutes ago, Jim K said:

I hope the law goes easy on him ... slaps his wrist and instructs him to attend a BLS course (which all parents should have).

I've been a certified first aider for many many years, but one of the first things I did when my wife first became pregnant was to take a refresher course with a supplement on very young children.

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Rippleman    3,849
Posted (edited)
13 hours ago, RichardK said:

The guy should be arrested.  Putting the safety of others at risk is never justified.

agreed, however, there is SOME things that are more deserving of leniency then others. This most certainly is the top reason. 

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xMorpheousx416    48
9 hours ago, RichardK said:

Why don't you try reading?  i was agreeing with his arrest.

AGAIN, I was agreeing that he was arrested.  As in , ANYONE doing this should be arrested.  Seems people just like to skim replies to threads on THIS site.

Relax tough guy.  The way you posted it, it could have been read either way... and it sounded exactly as we had replied to it.

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xMorpheousx416    48
5 hours ago, FloatingFatMan said:

It's a tough call to make, especially when you're in panic mode.  For choking, if you're thinking straight, the best thing to do is to try to clear the obstruction first but many people don't know how.  In that case, dialing 911 first would be best as then someone can tell you what to do.

 

But that requires you not to panic.  Good luck finding a non-panicking parent when their child is choking.

Agreed.
It's never easy when you see your child in distress.. much less someone else's, or even in full blown panic mode such as choking.

 

Child safety courses such as CPR, car safety, home safety etc.. are there to take.  Even online.  Some may be provided free of charge.  I would highly recommend it if it is.  

 

When I was in scuba diving class, we had to take two CPR classes and pass.  Those for children to teens, and then teens to adults.

When my child was born, and he was born in California, the hospital required us to take a child's CPR class/Car safety (heavy on the car seat instructions) before we could take him home.  Required by law since he was a premie.  (born 3 months early due to complications)

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Morisato    667

Gotta remember that mentality around people that they'll put family first over anyone else if it comes to survival. If you see someone with family, remember that they'll most likely ditch you the first chance they get (unless you know them).

 

So he didn't bother dialing 911 on the way to the hospital and didn't pull over to quickly explain in panic he needs to get his kid to the hospital (pretty high chance the cops would see and understand the situation quickly if not some of them knowing CPR or heimlich maneuver) so he could get an escort. He could've also just waited for an ambulance to arrive for possibly the same amount of time he took to drive to the hospital. So many methods he could've chosen but he choose the most risk driven. He's lucky he made it without causing an accident and making everything x10 worse.

 

No valid drivers license, no basic CPR skills, sounds like a bad parent all around.

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xMorpheousx416    48

So much judgment on this thread.

 

Feel free to post videos of you walking on water... preferably from the glass houses you live.

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