Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Big Al ready for big court date

Here is a little personality test of sorts:

If police had cornered a potentially dangerous carjacking suspect in close proximity to your position, would you:

(a) get as far from that place as possible and let the police do their thing.


(b) drive around the police barricade, causing you to get rushed to the ground by the cops and otherwise roughed-up.

If you went with option 'a,' you are like most even-mannered Americans we know. You drive a Honda, have a dog and play golf. If you went with option 'b,' you are likely an Unser brother.

Back in 2006, both Al and Bobby Unser were arrested by the Bernalillo County Sheriff's Department for resisting arrest and disobeying police orders. The case against Bobby was dropped and Al was acquitted of the charges. Turns out the police had roadblocked a passage to the Unser's property and both men were on their own land as the arrests (and rough-ups) were made.

Now Big Al is fighting back. He has filed his own suit against the arresting officers claiming excessive force among other charges.

Fight the system, damn the man, Al.

Former Indy 500 winner files suit over arrest

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