Damn, that's a tough one. I, too, enjoy heading out when the weather hits hard. And I've pulled a few out of the ditch but I really haven't had the opportunity recently. I'm becoming far more cautious because of liability should their vehicle get damaged or someone get hurt. Sadly, as litigious as it's become, that's what runs through my mind first. I'd probably stop to make sure everyone was ok and offer to call a towing company for them.
Maybe if more people were nice to others, society would be in better shape...it seems that nowadays, the middle finger is the most common greeting.
Being nice to people usually is no more difficult than being pricky....IMO
I agree with you which is why I donate time and money to charity whenever I can. I will pull over and pull someone out if the circumstances are dire these did not seem to be. If you start from the begining the way this reads to me is theres a trailblazer in a ditch with a full size chevy next to it, which in my mind hes already getting pulled out or a ride or assistance of some sort. If I had pulled up and Im smelling alcohol and being told no we are fine then Im definatly out of there before I even start digging the guys car out. Ill help someone change a flat or plug a tire if i have my plug kit with me, but im not going to get sued because I damaged thier vehicle while tugging it out, which the OP very well could have tugging on the guys swaybar. The best thing you can do for these people with the minimum risk of injury and damage in this situation is phone it in and let the professionals handle it, they are licensed and bonded for a reason. And i dont feel im being a prick calling it in so the cops can come by and make sure hes ok being a prick is seeing the guy stuck and drivng off doing nothing.