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I gots stopped by The Pohlice today....

Post in 'The Inglenook' started by GAMMA RAY, Mar 21, 2012.

  1. potter

    potter Feeling the Heat

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    I am in Beijng right now. Chinese friend told me at dinner last night that if pulled over for DUI here you go directly to jail for 2 weeks. Lose liscence.
    Traffic is incredible with constant games of chicken and (feels like to me) near collision. Ramps exit from highway to streets and cross oncoming traffic. Horns pretty much continuallly.

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  2. GAMMA RAY

    GAMMA RAY Minister of Fire

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    Take some pics potter to post....and no booze for you if driving...<>
  3. kenny chaos

    kenny chaos Minister of Fire

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    The last time a cop tried to stop me, he had to chase me all the way to the hospital.
    When he saw me pull up to the emergency room door, he turned around and left.
    I coulda used that one a lot when I was younger. LOL
  4. Retired Guy

    Retired Guy Feeling the Heat

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    In the summer of '66 I was coming back from a bar late one night and got a ticket for failure to stop at a stop sign. Went to the JP and told him, a second cousin as it were, that because the brake light on my motorcycle was activated by rear, foot, brake and I had a cast on that leg and couldn't use the rear brake. Th LEO following didn't see me stop (the truth) he just didn't see the light. JP told me that he believed me, however, he didn't want to be accused of favoritism to a relative - - he fined me $20.00
  5. jeff_t

    jeff_t Minister of Fire

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    My wife got stopped a few years ago going 42 in a 25, in the fog. Since we know all the cops, he let her go. Got stopped again by the same guy a few weeks later 37 in a 25 in front of a school, on her way to work, at the school. Let her go again.
    Year and a half ago, we put the van on craigslist, and guess who emails me. He ended up buying it. Last time I talked to him they were still tickled with it.
  6. RED FRONTIER

    RED FRONTIER Member

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    Must be your scrubs. My wife does 2nds doing MRI. Get out around midnight. Always gets out of tickets. One time the officer told her his mom would kick his but if he gave some one in scrubs a ticket. His mom was a nurse. I like his mom.
  7. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    I can see it now. Gamma will be taking off the scrubs in the parking lot and putting them back on to drive home. ;lol
  8. ohio woodburner

    ohio woodburner Feeling the Heat

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    I got one last thursday. On my way home from work 46 in a 35. Speedometer has been broken for about 3 yrs. :( I didnt have my seatbelt on nor had i put my sticker on my plates, so i figured i faired well lol. I even tried the old firefighter trick..... cause i am one and that didnt work neither ;em I guess i was due for one.
  9. Lousyweather

    Lousyweather Guest

    well, lol, Ive an idea.....6 mph over, on the highway, and I get a ticket....I think quite possibly the officer was jealous of my devastation good looks and savoie-faire, and to get "back at me" he gave me a ticket! yea, im sure thats what it is, petty jealousy!
  10. Lousyweather

    Lousyweather Guest

    was listening to the scanner outside of Wheatland, WY a number of years ago, when I heard a patrolman call in...went something like this....

    Patrolman: "I just clocked a car doing 160 mph!"
    Dispatch: "Are you in pursuit?"
    Patrolman: "hell no, I cant catch THAT"
    Dispatch: (nothing- I dont think they knew what to say"
  11. Gary_602z

    Gary_602z Minister of Fire

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    About a year ago when my wife totaled her car(dang trees). The Officer that responded said that he pretty much would have to issue her a ticket for to fast for conditions. So when they we going to the cruiser I hollered "She likes the cuffs" .No ticket issued!:)

    Gary
  12. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    Well, if we are telling those stories..

    In the Dallas paper back in the seventies they had a story about one night on the Dallas-Fort Worth Turnpike, a thirty mile straight shot six lane between the two cities. A state trooper was working radar about one in the morning when his radar pegged. Something like 150 and bam! the car flew by. He radioed the toll booth and they had the guy when he got there. When they gave him the ticket the guy said "Go ahead and write two." and they asked why. He said "Because I have to come back in an hour.".

    Off to jail.
  13. GAMMA RAY

    GAMMA RAY Minister of Fire

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    The copper asked if I had a medical emergency.......I said no but I am a healthcare worker on my way to work and I was gonna be late for my shift.....maybes that helped.......hmmm.....will keep that in the "memory bank" JIC....maybes I should start wearing scrubs like the rest of my office....
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  14. btuser

    btuser Minister of Fire

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    Tell him you work for the Center for Infectious Disease Control, then sneeze all over the place and try to hand him your license.
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  15. DAKSY

    DAKSY Patriot Guard Rider Staff Member

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    Good one, BB...There was an anecdote floating around a coupla years ago about a radar trap that nailed a young driver & he got pulled over...LEO said "I've been waiting for you ALL day..." Kid replied " Well, I got here as fast as I could!" LEO laughed & let him go with a warning...
  16. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    My brother-in-law was banned from driving in Maine for a time . . . he was in a bad place and rode his motorcycle up to Maine to visit his sister. On his way back to CT he was zipping along and claims he never saw the cop he went by . . . at least until he stopped at the rest area to use the facilities. As he was walking towards the rest stop a cruiser came roaring in, the LEO jumped out of the car and threw him to the ground all the while my brother-in-law was yelling that he didn't know who they were after, but it wasn't him. Turns out my brother-in-law never knew the LEO was in hot pursuit of him.
  17. Jack Straw

    Jack Straw Minister of Fire

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    I got a speeding ticket and I had to go to court, if you have a clean license the Town's lawyer would let you plead guilty to a parking ticket. They were lined up out the door at $125 a pop!
  18. Dairyman

    Dairyman Feeling the Heat

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    No good ticket stories here but I was pulled over last year in my tractor.
  19. Delta-T

    Delta-T Minister of Fire

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    I've gotten 1 moving violation...bout 18 yrs ago. Drove past a copper, who was outside his vehicle having conversation with someone in another vehicle..in a parking lot, on the downhill side of somewhat steep hilly road. He catches up to me about 1 minutes later and pulls me over. Good times start now...In the vehicle is me, and a few others...ragtag bunch of dirty hooligans, long hairs and cross dressers (serious). I roll down window and wait. "Do you know why I pulled you over"? "Ummm, no, not really" "Do you know how fast you were going back there?" "Um no, not really"..."Well, I'm guessing you were going about 54, did you know it was a 40 MPH zone?" "Um no, not really" (I'm 0-for-3 at this point) "Do you have any drugs, alcohol, or weapons in the vehicle sir?"...well, I've always considered myself a quick thinker, and here is where I prove it "No sir, but I do have this pack of cigarettes". See that, see how I threw him off? I get ticket, estimated 54 in a 40...$90. No one got hurt, and no "contraband" has found or confiscated. Funny thing, I don't speed. I might hit 2 miles over if I'm not paying attention, but I don't speed. I wasn't then either, but whats a $90 fine amongst friends?
  20. jeffoc

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    I grew up in Montana in the early eighties. At that time you could get your learners at 14 and a half if you took drivers ed. I already had a car and got my first ticket on the second day I had the permit. 65 in a 35. When I finally did get my license I only kept it for a year and then lost it for a year. I eventually calmed down and have gone quite a long time with out any trouble.
    Who in their right mind lets a 14 yo get a license!!
  21. KaptJaq

    KaptJaq Minister of Fire

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    I was working in the city about an hours drive from home. One Friday my wife drove into the city to meet me for dinner and a concert. I took the train in that morning and left my car at the train station, about a 10 minute drive from home. That night we drove home, pulled into the driveway about 2 AM and noticed my car wasn't there. I was tired, she was half asleep but we had to drive back to the station to get the other car for the next morning.

    All the way back she is complaining about my driving, too fast, reckless, etc.

    Almost back to the station I get pulled over. The officer asks for license, registration, etc... Then he goes through the list, The speed limit is 30 here, not 60. That was a double yellow where you passed that truck, you slowed down for the stop sign but at least you made a full stop before you went through the red light. He took the papers and went back to his cruiser.

    My wife said he listed enough points in one stop for a 12 month suspension, and I deserved it.

    About five minutes later he comes back with the paperwork, hands me my license and registration and tells me I should be a little more careful driving through town. Not one summons. He bids me good night and leaves. She was furious. She wanted to go get him an insist he write me up.

    To this day that stop still annoys her, especially when a summons from the "red light cameras" arrives in the mail for her. She has 6, I have none. All of hers are the same, failure to make a full stop before making a right turn on red.

    KaptJaq
  22. FanMan

    FanMan Feeling the Heat

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    About 12 years ago I bought an old Jeep CJ-5. While waiting for permanent registration (an issue with the fiberglass body and the fact that the VIN plate had been removed and replace during the body swap), I drove it on a temporary registration and paper temporary plates. After a rain that dissolved the paper tag, I neatly lettered the number on a piece of cardboard and stuck it on the back I figured any cop would see it, run the number, and find I'm legal and leave me alone,

    I was wrong.

    Apparently the temporary plate number was in the database as a stolen vehicle. Three or four times I was pulled over by nervous officers, getting the "KEEP YOUR HANDS WHERE I CAN SEE THEM!" deal, Each time I was able to satisfy them that I was legal, and by the third time it was "yeah, I know why you pulled me over..." It was a relief to get real plates. :)


    Years ago I got pulled over on the Garden State Parkway. I got a written warning for improper passing (I thought my passing was quite proper) which would have been somewhere around $150 and two points if he gave me a ticket, and a $10/no points ticket for "failure to sign my drivers license." The cop said he was doing me a favor, and how could I argue?
  23. Ncountry

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    Well.. 20 years ago or so.I was dating a girl 3.5 hrs south in Albany,NY. One night around 1: am I was driving north through the Adirondacks on my motorcycle(I kept it under 100 most of the time).It was dark so if there wasn't any headlights I was using the whole rd. 2.5 hours in,I see lights in my mirror,so I pull over. My hands were shaking so bad I had to hand the officer my wallet so he could get my license out(forgot to mention it was around 30* and Nov.).Turns out that he was a forest ranger .He gave me a good talk on speed limits and said he had been trying to catch me for 20 miles.After the well needed lecture and 15 minutes in the car I was warm and he let me go on my merry way with out any tickets.

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