A few years ago a young guy tried showing off the speed of his new motorcycle to some of his friends who were in a car following behind him. My house is at the curve in the road on a residential street with a speed limit of 25 mph. He was going so fast that he couldn't make the curve. He deliberately bailed off the bike onto my lawn when he saw it was going to run into one of my cars parked in my driveway, damaging the rear fascia, fender, trunk lid, and taillight. The motorcycle slammed into the back of that car at an angle and continued on to break several branches off one of my evergreen bushes before ramming the side of my house and denting the aluminum siding (could have been more damage to the house, but the car and then the bush slowed the cycle down a bit). I called the police, who gave him a ticket for driving too fast for conditions and another ticket for no insurance (he lied and told the officer he did have insurance but did not have the card with him).
I went to court for his hearing and spoke with the prosecutor before the case was called and was told they had reached a deal. The guy's dad had hired a lawyer to negotiate with the court. He pleaded guilty to not having insurance and paid the $300 fine plus court costs for that in exchange for them dropping the speeding charge because there was no witness to him speeding (even though the damage could not have been done at the 25 mph posted limit). The guy already had enough points against him that the speeding ticket would have cost him his license (no insurance would not do so). So he paid a lawyer and the fine in order to save his license.
As for all the damage to my property? That was of no concern to the police. That was my problem. The court date was only to secure revenue for the town. I had to pay my auto deductible and let my uninsured motorist insurance pay for repairing my car. And I learned that the $1000 deductible on my home insurance meant I was on my own if I wanted the siding fixed or bush replaced. I would have to sue in small claims court if I wanted to try to get reimbursed.
Isn't justice wonderful? At least I got to see a car hauler come and pick up the pieces of his smashed motorcycle from my yard.