Got lucky tonight.....

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  1. GotWake

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    So, my oldest child through some miracle graduated high school this evening. We get out late and they want Japanese. Normally I don’t push it night. But, we are running really late. I get behind this Tahoe in the left lane and a car in the right. We come up on this section with a long turning lane. So, I go blasting by them both. The Tahoe pulls behind me and I knew I was toast. He flips on his lights and I pull over.

    I get my CCP and license ready for him. I probably was running 80/55 in the turn lane. He walks up “I really hope you a good reason for blasting by us like that.” Me “We are running late to meet the family after graduation”. Him “So, you don’t have a good reason.” Me” No sir”. He gives me the “what if you kill everybody, speed kills blah blah” speech. I apologize. He hesitates for a second, hands me my stuff, says have a good night and just walks off. Local PD, NCSPmwould have ate me alive.

    This is the reason I do not speed at night. Daytime, I can almost guarantee I would recognized it as a LEO.
     
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    Dragons Breathing fire Intermediate User

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    There aren't many cops like this, but it's nice to know there are still some out there with a sense of decency.
     
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    Being polite and apologizing goes a long way with most LEO's. Some LEO's are just hard a$$es and do not cut anyone a break. Good to hear he cut you some slack.
     
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    Yeah, I’m all for not saying anything to police. But sometimes, it means the difference between a ticket and going free. Especially, when he could write you several tickets. And I told my kids, no matter how big of an asshole the police can be during a stop, you will always to respectful.
     
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    ALS PSL +5 Intermediate User

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    I've gotten out of a couple tickets in court only because I was nice to the cop. One the judge was looking at the ticket and said well no notes as I can see, looked at the police officer and said no double N's. Double N's "Not Nice" and he let me off. Also if you fight it and you were nice to the cop he or she might not show up for the hearing, had that happen lots of times in my youth. If your a real prick I can guarantee you that cop is going to make sure he makes to the hearing.
     
  7. OBeerWANKenobi

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    I just wish you hadn't named the thread the way you did. It's like smartass catnip and I almost can't control myself.
     
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    Glad you got off
    At +25 he could pulled you wo radar
    Did your detector go off?
     
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    OBeerWANKenobi This is not the car you're looking for..... Advanced User

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    Excruciating! Stop it you guys! I'm dying over here!
    LOL
     
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    Yeah no kidding. Do you know how hard it is to get off like that?

    Sometimes they feel the need to go straight to the handcuffs for situations like that. And it gets real messy, real fast.

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    Nope, this was a WSPD unmarked Tahoe. They only have a few and I don't think I've seen any of them running radar. They may be special units, not really in speed enforcement. Maybe drug enforcement units. That may be the reason he wasn't interested in writing me. Yeah, doing at least 80 in a turn lane...... He most definitely didn't need radar. :rofl:

    I hate those tahoes too. They do have the black wheels, so in the daytime you would realize they are LEOs. But, they aren't the lowered stance of the NCHP and run normal license plates.
     
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    He did make me go in submission. :D
     
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    You guys nearly ate me alive when I posted my introduction. :kittyshifty:
     
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    Would you prefer that we continue? :chord:
    ;)

    Though I don't recall being a smartass in your thread. :angel:
     
  15. Choose Life

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    Your age
     
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    You weren't smartass, it's just everyone related and just pounded me with experience, advice, and almost as if everyone wanted to pounce on fresh meat.
     
  17. OBeerWANKenobi

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    We do like fresh meat!

    I think it was pretty much all in good faith. but let's not hijack GotWake's thread. If you'd like discuss it further via PM or another thread though, by all means.
     
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    Had he used radar or laser, that was a big ticket. And you had the kid in the car man. You got lucky for sure
     
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    I've passed in a "turning lane" before and got pulled. I did it safely but the cop was several cars back and I didnt see him. Was honest with him (the guy was doing 20 in a 35 and I told him he had been doing that speed for a while and I made the pass safe. He let me go with a verbal warning.
    I also passed on the right with a lot of traffic once - def speeding. The cop pulled me as he was in the traffic. I think I got out of it because he wasnt able to pace me, no radar and I told him of my pistol on the seat (before I had CCP) and said someone was riding my butt in traffic (true).
    Verbal warning - but I was close to home. I really think the pistol was the key to being let go.