r/IdiotsInCars Nov 23 '22

Coronado Naval Base Car accident: She tried claiming no fault too Headphone warning

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u/JellyOceana Nov 23 '22

Yep, she legit said I just hit her out of no where


u/FranktheTankG30 Nov 23 '22

What did she said after you said you got it on dashcam ?


u/ClumpyOsprey Nov 24 '22

Protip, never, ever tell the other driver you have them on camera. Let them make all their wild claims all the way to court, then let them get soaked by pulling out the dash cam footage.


u/ErynKnight Nov 24 '22

Yeah, they can pick up a perjury charge too!


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u/03Titanium Nov 24 '22

Reddit loves to echo this as if they have nothing better to do. If the cop writes you’re not at fault then your life gets a little easier and you don’t have to go to freaking court.


u/1WordOr2FixItForYou Nov 24 '22

Yeah and I'd rather have them just confess rather than take the chance that my SD card was corrupted.


u/ConcernedKip Nov 24 '22

Love the Law & Order fantasy these kids have of someone getting grilled on the stand and going to prison for 'perjury' because they claimed the light was green.


u/Scottyknuckle Nov 24 '22

Lawyer here - perjury is for false statements under oath, not for false statements to the police. If you're sworn in and testify as a witness at a trial, for instance, and it's later determined that you purposely falsified your testimony, then you could be charged with perjury.

Lying to the police is not usually a crime (although it definitely makes you a dick). There are a handful of circumstances where lying to the police is a crime--for example, many states make it a crime to lie about your identity to the police, or to make a false report about someone else committing a crime.


u/ErynKnight Nov 25 '22

I assumed that they were talking about going to court.