UGA student drives away 'booted' Jag

Thursday, June 19, 2014 7:20 AM
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ATHENS, Ga. -- A University of Georgia student was arrested Wednesday for driving away while an Athens Downtown Development Authority employee was placing a boot on his car for unpaid parking fines.

Clinton Chandler Reeves was charged with simple assault and two counts of reckless conduct, Athens-Clarke County police said.  MORRIS NEWS SERVICE
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Clinton Chandler Reeves was charged with simple assault and two counts of reckless conduct, Athens-Clarke County police said.

Clinton Chandler Reeves, 22, was charged with simple assault and two counts of reckless conduct, Athens-Clarke County police said.

The incident occurred Tuesday morning outside the Cotton Exchange lofts on North Hull Street, police said.

A parking enforcement employee was checking vehicles in the area when she found a Jaguar that had accumulated hundreds of dollars in unpaid parking fines, police said.

She called for a coworker to place a boot on the car.

As the coworker was affixing the wheel immobilization device to the vehicle, Reeves ran out of the Cotton Exchange cursing, according to police.

He got into the car and drove away while the employee was still fitting the vehicle with the boot, police said.

Reeves drove to a parking lot on Clayton Street, where he parked the car and ran away, according to police.

The Jaguar was towed and impounded, police said.

The ADDA employee who was working on the car when it drove off was left badly shaken, police said.

His hands were trembling while being interviewed by an officer, police said, and his normal color didn’t return to his face until about an hour later.

The Jaguar was registered to Reeves’ mother in Flowery Branch.

When police later made phone contact with the student, he told an officer that his mother was on her way to the downtown station and that she would be speaking on his behalf, police said.

After arriving at the police station, she confirmed that it was her son who drove the car while it was being booted, police said.

An officer obtained warrants later in the day and Reeves was booked into the Clarke County Jail at 10:53 a.m. Wednesday.

He was released later in the afternoon after posting a total bond of $3,500.

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IBeDogGone
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IBeDogGone 06/19/14 - 07:33 am
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Boys will be Boys

Yes he was wrong and should be punished but I am glad the mother did not try to make an excuse for her son and even after he ran he did not deny his charges. This will be interesting to see how this plays out.

I hope the mother provides him with a MoPed to finish out his college days, parking will not be as bad and I hope

It is FUN FUN FUN until Daddy takes the Jag away!

AFjoe
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AFjoe 06/19/14 - 08:05 am
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New Shoes

I always thought boots were made for walkin, buy the boy a new pair of boots.
Subject 2. The worker was so shaken the color in his face did not return for an hour....give me a break...

Pops
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Pops 06/19/14 - 08:07 am
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Little Clinton sounds like a real he-man

Spoiled little child driving an expensive car belonging to mommy. Gets in trouble with car, has mommy come to town to fix everything.......

Bizkit
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Bizkit 06/19/14 - 08:10 am
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Spoiled punk could have hurt

Spoiled punk could have hurt someone. Perhaps the man applying the boot can take up a civil case and walk away with that Jag as compensation. He's a bad apple and he is hiding behind "Mommy" who should be making him stand like a man.

Marinerman1
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Marinerman1 06/19/14 - 08:32 am
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Yes, He's A Rich Kid...

Was that Hall & Oates ?? There, there, Mommy will make everything better.... Wonder if the "Family Lawyer" was also in tow ??

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 06/19/14 - 08:48 am
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Study

I wonder if he was majoring in Political Science, planning for UGA Law School, then hoping for a career in politics?

Butterman
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Butterman 06/19/14 - 10:08 am
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Relevance
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I know Athens is only an hour and half away but somehow I am failing to see how this is newsworthy in the Augusta paper. Slow news day?

bdouglas
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bdouglas 06/19/14 - 10:41 am
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@LL

He's a frat boy (Sigma Nu) majoring in Psychology and planning on dental school. So says the Sigma Nu website.

GiantsAllDay
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GiantsAllDay 06/19/14 - 10:51 am
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AC and ABH are sister

AC and ABH are sister newspapers (same publisher) and they often piggyback off of each other's articles.

Butterman
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Butterman 06/19/14 - 11:15 am
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Giants
Unpublished

I realize this.. but what relevance does this have for Augusta area readers? Some bratty frat boy in Athens has unpaid parking tickets and gets booted and he drives off. OK. The student is not even from the Augusta area. And for a while this was the top featured story on the front page of the website. Really?

Sean Moores
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Sean Moores 06/19/14 - 01:16 pm
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Regional coverage

We regularly cover news from around the region. We have for as long as I have been at the paper. Some people appreciate it; some don't.
And Giants is correct. We carry a few more from Athens because of our close connection.

raul
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raul 06/19/14 - 01:41 pm
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@Butterman. Hey, I got a kick

@Butterman. Hey, I got a kick out of reading the article. I bet his classmates did too. Kid runs off after taking the Jag and calls mommie.

BamaMan
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BamaMan 06/19/14 - 02:11 pm
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Spoiled

Make your mama proud Clinton! She should've left you there to chill for a few days before bailing you out. If one of my kids had done this (and thank God they're law-abiding kids) they know the wrath of dad would've FAR outweighed the wrath of the ANY law.This kid shouldn't have ANY car to drive. Buy him a cheap bicycle. One with big, fat tires, baby blue fenders, streamers hanging from the handlebars, and a cha-ching bell. Me thinks dental school is out if he is convicted of ANYTHING.

Just My Opinion
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Just My Opinion 06/19/14 - 03:55 pm
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I think the biggest reason

I think the biggest reason someone picked this little story is because it involved not only a snotty, bratty, rich kid who doesn't know how to park, but it also involves a Jaguar! Do you really think this would've made it on here if the kid were driving an old Plymouth? Or a Dodge Dart? Or any one of the cars that most of us had to drive when we were in high school??

No, apparently, driving a Jag not only gets the girls, it gets your name in the paper too!

Bizkit
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Bizkit 06/19/14 - 04:05 pm
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I don't think having a

I don't think having a criminal record will help getting into Dental school. Further Dental school faculty likely read the paper and will note this character-he may reap what he sows.

corgimom
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corgimom 06/19/14 - 04:24 pm
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Mommy and Daddy has, and

Mommy and Daddy has, and always will, run to fix his problems.

And she bailed him out, too.

rmwhitley
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rmwhitley 06/19/14 - 04:48 pm
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Don't reckon
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the boy is from a "priviledged family", do you? My guess is that he's been bailed out of trouble by his family so many times the he and his family feel entitled to "above the law" status.

KSL
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KSL 06/19/14 - 06:54 pm
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Sigma Nu

This should makes his brothers proud, NOT.

KSL
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KSL 06/19/14 - 08:34 pm
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Are his brothers going to

Are his brothers going to stand up for their code of honor?

KSL
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KSL 06/19/14 - 08:49 pm
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My grandfather joined that

My grandfather joined that fraternity in either the second or third chapter formed.

oldredneckman96
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oldredneckman96 06/19/14 - 08:53 pm
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Moped, really? IBeDogGone?
Unpublished

IBeDogGone, back up on the moped,please! We do not need one more dumb butt on the streets on a moped, please! This mommas boy has proven he does not deserve to allowed on public roads or parking lots why sentence the rest of us to his action on an uninsured moped? Let him walk after he gets out of jail.

Darby
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Darby 06/19/14 - 11:21 pm
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"His hands were trembling while being interviewed

by an officer, police said, and his normal color didn’t return to his face until about an hour later."

.
I'm just sitting here scratching my head, wondering how the cop in question knew what the guy's "normal" color is?

What about the color of other parts of his body, other than his face?

dichotomy
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dichotomy 06/19/14 - 11:33 pm
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Looks like a young John

Looks like a young John Kerry......that alone is reason enough to slap him around a little bit. Spoiled rich brat. "Mommy they towed my Jag."

Young Fred
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Young Fred 06/20/14 - 12:51 am
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OK

A rich kid, kinda of hard to feel sorry for him!

"The ADDA employee who was working on the car when it drove off was left badly shaken, police said.
His hands were trembling while being interviewed by an officer, police said, and his normal color didn’t return to his face until about an hour later."
U
Wha?

You're kidding, right?

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