Back in November, it was reported that last summer, Morgan Stanley financial adviser Martin Joel Erzinger, pictured, had driven over a doctor who was on his bike and then kept going, “until he reached a Pizza Hut parking lot, where he stopped and called Mercedes auto assistance to report the damage to his vehicle.” Dr. Steven Milo suffered damage to his knees and scapula, spinal cord injuries, bleeding to the brain, in addition to ‘disabling’ headaches and the possibility of multiple surgeries. The part of the story that was somewhat more shocking was that rather than be slapped with serious to quite serious charges, a court decided that for his crime, MJE would be hit with two misdemeanour traffic violations and restitution to the victim. People were somewhat outraged, to say the least. But! That was prior to hearing all of Marty’s side of the story.

“New-car smell” might have contributed to a driver losing consciousness in a July hit-and-run accident, his lawyers claim. Martin Erzinger was driving a new 2010 Mercedes sedan when he rear-ended bicyclist Dr. Steven Milo, about 1:30 p.m. July 3.

Erzinger’s attorneys say their client suffers from sleep apnea and fell asleep at the wheel before driving off U.S. Highway 6 and onto the shoulder near Miller Ranch Road, hitting Milo, who sustained injuries, from behind. Erzinger had purchased the car about a month before the accident. Accident reconstructionist John Koziol found in his investigation the sedan was emitting new car fumes, court documents said. It might have been a contributing factor, documents said.

Now, who feels like they judged too soon?

New Car Smell Cited In Hit And Run Case [DP]

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  1. Posted by Anonymous | December 15, 2010 at 4:56 PM

    Erzinger’s story has more gaping holes than JC Davies at the Million Man March.

  2. Posted by SpecialK | December 15, 2010 at 5:03 PM

    Its called Mercedes MBrace Bess….come on now.

  3. Posted by Chihuahua | December 15, 2010 at 5:07 PM

    Erzinger himself was also found to have been emitting potentially responsible fumes after just coming from a Smith Barney group meeting at Taco Bell.

  4. Posted by Guest | December 15, 2010 at 5:08 PM

    become funny before commenting again SpecialK…come on now.

  5. Posted by Bob the Horse | December 15, 2010 at 5:15 PM

    Bet Sherman McCoy wishes he had thought of that.

  6. Posted by Cheesus | December 15, 2010 at 5:17 PM

    And I thought it had something to do with the douche bag inflating prior to impact. Boy was I ever wrong.

    -Guy currently suffering from the intoxicating aroma of a new Kia.

  7. Posted by Anti DB | December 15, 2010 at 5:19 PM

    Judging by the picture, it was the lethal combination of new car smell and douche

  8. Posted by ShooterMcGavin | December 15, 2010 at 5:24 PM

    New Car Smell would be an excellent scent for a douche.

    /guy who thinks about things

  9. Posted by Dr. Rosenrose | December 15, 2010 at 5:29 PM

    Nearly killing doctors with your car? Excusable.
    Charging 150bps to recommend adding more C to my portfolio, on the other hand, should come with a life sentence.

  10. Posted by Still_kicking | December 15, 2010 at 5:30 PM

    I really feel for the guy, that virgin smell knocks me out as well.

  11. Posted by Anonymous | December 15, 2010 at 5:31 PM

    What are the odds that his jacket cuffs are concealing one or more of the following?
    a) Large gold Rolex (or Breitling) with metal band;
    b) Gold chain bracelet (on same hand as watch);
    c) Large gold cufflinks with a “Bull and Bear” motif.

  12. Posted by Gozer | December 15, 2010 at 5:35 PM

    John Koziol also noted that the new car smell phenomenon was heightened both by a 5 martini lunch and the fact that Erzinger is a complete twit

  13. Posted by Guest | December 15, 2010 at 5:46 PM

    C is up 340% since March last year.

    -Denver, Colorado-based Morgan Stanley financial adviser rainmaker

  14. Posted by Anonymous | December 15, 2010 at 5:50 PM

    nice Bonfire of the Vanities reference….I didn’t think anyone else saw that movie

  15. Posted by FloridaTrash | December 15, 2010 at 5:50 PM

    pizza hut? really?? other than that I have no problems

  16. Posted by tseuG | December 15, 2010 at 7:54 PM

    Ohh, I get it, when a car is new it’s a metaphorical virgin because it hasn’t been used yet. So when you say that it’s a “virgin smell,” it’s really just a clever way to say “new car smell.” You’re clever man, really clever.

    -Guy that takes a bit more time to fully understand such poetic devices

  17. Posted by tseuG | December 15, 2010 at 7:54 PM

    Ohh, I get it, when a car is new it’s a metaphorical virgin because it hasn’t been used yet. So when you say that it’s a “virgin smell,” it’s really just a clever way to say “new car smell.” You’re clever man, really clever.

    -Guy that takes a bit more time to fully understand such poetic devices

  18. Posted by tseuG | December 15, 2010 at 7:54 PM

    Ohh, I get it, when a car is new it’s a metaphorical virgin because it hasn’t been used yet. So when you say that it’s a “virgin smell,” it’s really just a clever way to say “new car smell.” You’re clever man, really clever.

    -Guy that takes a bit more time to fully understand such poetic devices

  19. Posted by Anonymous | December 15, 2010 at 8:22 PM

    put the guy on the bike and have the doc rear end him.

  20. Posted by Anonymous | December 15, 2010 at 8:22 PM

    put the guy on the bike and have the doc rear end him.

  21. Posted by Anonymous | December 15, 2010 at 8:22 PM

    put the guy on the bike and have the doc rear end him.

  22. Posted by Peter Krauss | December 15, 2010 at 8:55 PM

    “New car smell” is code for amyl in any bar. Ask me how I know

  23. Posted by guest | December 15, 2010 at 9:31 PM

    And the chemicals also made him wait, pull into a Pizza Hut down the road, and call Mercedes before thinking about the victims health? Good defense. Who the fuck is his lawyer?

  24. Posted by guest | December 15, 2010 at 9:31 PM

    And the chemicals also made him wait, pull into a Pizza Hut down the road, and call Mercedes before thinking about the victims health? Good defense. Who the fuck is his lawyer?

  25. Posted by Retail Guy | December 15, 2010 at 9:47 PM

    You can’t solicit C at MSSB, duh.

  26. Posted by Retail Guy | December 15, 2010 at 9:47 PM

    You can’t solicit C at MSSB, duh.

  27. Posted by buckettrader | December 15, 2010 at 10:34 PM

    Fewer read the book.

  28. Posted by buckettrader | December 15, 2010 at 10:34 PM

    Fewer read the book.

  29. Posted by Guest | December 16, 2010 at 1:23 AM

    great idea

  30. Posted by Guest | December 16, 2010 at 1:23 AM

    great idea

  31. Posted by Guest | December 16, 2010 at 1:23 AM

    great idea

  32. Posted by Anon | December 16, 2010 at 1:24 AM

    Bob Lawblaw

  33. Posted by Anon | December 16, 2010 at 1:24 AM

    Bob Lawblaw

  34. Posted by Anon | December 16, 2010 at 1:24 AM

    Bob Lawblaw

  35. Posted by Anon | December 16, 2010 at 1:24 AM

    Bob Lawblaw

  36. Posted by Anon | December 16, 2010 at 1:24 AM

    Bob Lawblaw

  37. Posted by Guest | December 16, 2010 at 1:24 AM

    how do you know?

  38. Posted by Guest | December 16, 2010 at 1:24 AM

    how do you know?

  39. Posted by Guest | December 16, 2010 at 1:24 AM

    how do you know?

  40. Posted by Guest | December 16, 2010 at 1:24 AM

    how do you know?

  41. Posted by Guest | December 16, 2010 at 1:24 AM

    how do you know?

  42. Posted by Too bad | December 16, 2010 at 2:46 AM

    I know his son. Nicest guy ever. He deleted his facebook…

  43. Posted by Too bad | December 16, 2010 at 2:46 AM

    I know his son. Nicest guy ever. He deleted his facebook…

  44. Posted by Too bad | December 16, 2010 at 2:46 AM

    I know his son. Nicest guy ever. He deleted his facebook…

  45. Posted by Too bad | December 16, 2010 at 2:46 AM

    I know his son. Nicest guy ever. He deleted his facebook…

  46. Posted by Too bad | December 16, 2010 at 2:46 AM

    I know his son. Nicest guy ever. He deleted his facebook…

  47. Posted by UM | December 16, 2010 at 3:54 AM

    undergrad, i borrowed my dad’s g-wagon during thanksgiving break and took it to school until xmas break. dream big. first week i had it at school some fixed speed douche ran into the side of the jeep at 2am. this hippy was talking all kinds of shit “im going to sue your bitch ass”. call my dad’s lawyer and he says to go to the police station and file a report. while im at the station i hear a call come in “some biker wants an officer to come to his house, claims he was just struck by a mercedes”. uh oh.

    1hr later a cop calls me outside to look at the jeep. after trying to scare me shitless they say they went to the kids house and he was wasted — unless i wanted to file a report for the dent, we can all walk away from this as if nothing happened. i dipset from the station and promptly returned daddy’s benzo.

    -driving a prius at school is more innocuous

  48. Posted by UM | December 16, 2010 at 3:54 AM

    undergrad, i borrowed my dad’s g-wagon during thanksgiving break and took it to school until xmas break. dream big. first week i had it at school some fixed speed douche ran into the side of the jeep at 2am. this hippy was talking all kinds of shit “im going to sue your bitch ass”. call my dad’s lawyer and he says to go to the police station and file a report. while im at the station i hear a call come in “some biker wants an officer to come to his house, claims he was just struck by a mercedes”. uh oh.

    1hr later a cop calls me outside to look at the jeep. after trying to scare me shitless they say they went to the kids house and he was wasted — unless i wanted to file a report for the dent, we can all walk away from this as if nothing happened. i dipset from the station and promptly returned daddy’s benzo.

    -driving a prius at school is more innocuous

  49. Posted by UM | December 16, 2010 at 3:54 AM

    undergrad, i borrowed my dad’s g-wagon during thanksgiving break and took it to school until xmas break. dream big. first week i had it at school some fixed speed douche ran into the side of the jeep at 2am. this hippy was talking all kinds of shit “im going to sue your bitch ass”. call my dad’s lawyer and he says to go to the police station and file a report. while im at the station i hear a call come in “some biker wants an officer to come to his house, claims he was just struck by a mercedes”. uh oh.

    1hr later a cop calls me outside to look at the jeep. after trying to scare me shitless they say they went to the kids house and he was wasted — unless i wanted to file a report for the dent, we can all walk away from this as if nothing happened. i dipset from the station and promptly returned daddy’s benzo.

    -driving a prius at school is more innocuous

  50. Posted by UM | December 16, 2010 at 3:54 AM

    undergrad, i borrowed my dad’s g-wagon during thanksgiving break and took it to school until xmas break. dream big. first week i had it at school some fixed speed douche ran into the side of the jeep at 2am. this hippy was talking all kinds of shit “im going to sue your bitch ass”. call my dad’s lawyer and he says to go to the police station and file a report. while im at the station i hear a call come in “some biker wants an officer to come to his house, claims he was just struck by a mercedes”. uh oh.

    1hr later a cop calls me outside to look at the jeep. after trying to scare me shitless they say they went to the kids house and he was wasted — unless i wanted to file a report for the dent, we can all walk away from this as if nothing happened. i dipset from the station and promptly returned daddy’s benzo.

    -driving a prius at school is more innocuous

  51. Posted by UM | December 16, 2010 at 3:54 AM

    undergrad, i borrowed my dad’s g-wagon during thanksgiving break and took it to school until xmas break. dream big. first week i had it at school some fixed speed douche ran into the side of the jeep at 2am. this hippy was talking all kinds of shit “im going to sue your bitch ass”. call my dad’s lawyer and he says to go to the police station and file a report. while im at the station i hear a call come in “some biker wants an officer to come to his house, claims he was just struck by a mercedes”. uh oh.

    1hr later a cop calls me outside to look at the jeep. after trying to scare me shitless they say they went to the kids house and he was wasted — unless i wanted to file a report for the dent, we can all walk away from this as if nothing happened. i dipset from the station and promptly returned daddy’s benzo.

    -driving a prius at school is more innocuous

  52. Posted by Big Daddy | December 16, 2010 at 10:43 AM

    Only in America, people sleep drive to a pizza/ burger joint

  53. Posted by Guest | December 16, 2010 at 6:13 PM

    You might be the only person that refers to a Grand Cherokee as a G-Wagon…

  54. Posted by Anonymous | December 16, 2010 at 6:27 PM

    G-Wagon is a Mercedes SUV.

  55. Posted by Guest | December 16, 2010 at 6:32 PM

    Ctrl+F with “jeep” and you might find the joke…

  56. Posted by Guest | December 16, 2010 at 6:32 PM

    Ctrl+F with “jeep” and you might find the joke…

  57. Posted by BossHawg | December 16, 2010 at 6:36 PM

    it’s popular in g4y bars, and also amyl = AIDS (which is why ‘mos often get it, see http://www.duesberg.com)

  58. Posted by Guest | December 17, 2010 at 2:20 AM
  59. Posted by Anonymous | December 17, 2010 at 11:07 PM

    C’mon. The guy is filthy rich. Isn’t that punishment enough?

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