The Florence Nightingale of Speed Freaks Nabbed Doing 193 MPH On His Motorcycle
His dedication to easing the suffering of others was admirable, but his ability to evade the coppers could certainly have used a little work.
The Powers That Be are saying a 28-year-old rider in upstate New York has been charged with steering his motorcycle at nearly 200 mph down the highway – through a driving rain. According to the New York State Police, one of their troopers managed to clock one Anthony Anderson of Poughkeepsie as he rode past at a startling 193 mph. The Man says Anderson was in the southbound lanes of Interstate 87 just south of Albany when the radar was applied.
The NYSP say the trooper was able to get a description of the bike – and given the speed at which the rider was traveling that was no mean feat – and he then put out the news on the wire to nearby patrols.
Troopers eventually caught up with Anderson in the town of Rosendale where he told them he was headed to a local hospital to visit a patient.
He presumably had read, and wished to adhere to, this version of the Hippocratic Oath by Florence Nightingale:
I solemnly pledge myself before God and in the presence of this assembly, to pass my life in purity and to practice my profession faithfully. I will abstain from whatever is deleterious and mischievous, and will not take or knowingly administer any harmful drug. I will do all in my power to maintain and elevate the standard of my profession, and will hold in confidence all personal matters committed to my keeping and all family affairs coming to my knowledge in the practice of my calling. With loyalty will I endeavor to aid the physician, in his work, and devote myself to the welfare of those committed to my care.
And for trying to do his duty by his fellow man, what did Anderson get?
As no good deed ever fails to go unpunished, Anderson was issued no less than 14 traffic tickets – one of them for, drumroll please, speeding.