With DPS, What Happened to the PS?

RECEIVED Mon., Sept. 25, 2006

Dear Editor,
    One stormy afternoon about two weeks ago, my six-and-one-half-months-pregnant friend and her husband were heading west on Highway 71, out toward Marble Falls, when they got a flat. Much to their dismay, they then discovered that the spare tire in their truck (that they had purchased less than a month earlier) was also flat.
    Luckily (or so they thought), a DPS vehicle pulled up and asked why they were stopped on the highway. After learning that they were stranded with a flat tire and no spare, the DPS employee promptly informed my friends that there was nothing he could do and went on his way, leaving my very pregnant and uncomfortable friend and her husband to try to find someone who would come lend a hand in the middle of the downpour.
    What is the world coming to when a public official would refuse to aid a stranded motorist, especially one with a pregnant wife in the car, in the middle of a storm?
    Shameful.
    On another note ... thank you! The Chronicle is a lone beam of hopeful light in an ever-darkening horizon of media BS. Keep up the good work!
Lisa Blinkenberg
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