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Shellingstar #1 Posted 23 July 2019 - 12:38 PM

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I thought about this topic last night when my father told me a experience he had a while back. I figured this thread could lead to some good stories. 

Here is the excuse: The police said they had reports of him "Burning rubber". Sounds plausible, exept that he was driving a 1994 Ford Ranger. The engine in it? Inline 4 that is good for 98 hp. That truck did many things over it's long life, but burning rubber? Nope. Not without outside assistance.



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Only been pulled over once, in 20 years of driving. I was driving about 20 over on the back roads of New Hampshire, on my way back to Maine from Montreal. Pretty legit stop, but my only pull-over. 

I miss the 90's small trucks, there were some real workhorses for their size, and long-running. 



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I had an old ranger like that for a while.  It was okay....when I was into rock crawling in my jeep I was in a jeep club and I found out that there are clubs dedicated to 4x4 rangers, since then I've always wanted one.  Although the Tacoma is a better midsize truck in my opinion.

 

As to the topic at hand I gotta be real careful around lady cops.  They find any excuse at all to pull me over and frisk me, they all gotta tell me about the dangerous weapon I have in my pants.

 

As to the topic at hand when I was young I had a bunch of friends in my car, so the cop saw a bunch of kids in the middle of nowhere and wanted to see if we were up to no good [he was right to do it, we were up to no good].  Anyway he pulled me over, checked us out, and before he let me go he made sure to ask me if I knew why he pulled me over, and it was because he said I rolled a stop sign.  Which I absolutely did not roll a stop sign, I've always wondered why he made sure to tell me.  I didn't ask why he pulled us over, I knew the real reason and was mostly concerned with making sure he didn't search us too carefully.


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Every time I ever got pulled, I deserved it 100%.  And they were looking for an excuse to NOT haul me off to jail, which I deserved.

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The police won’t pull you over unless they have a legitimate reason.

End of story.



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View PostPlayer_39363936, on 23 July 2019 - 11:21 AM, said:

The police won’t pull you over unless they have a legitimate reason.

End of story.

Good cops? Certainly. I've known some great cops, and I've known some who were lower in scruples, same as any profession or group of humans. 



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View PostForward_To_Death, on 23 July 2019 - 10:38 AM, said:

Good cops? Certainly. I've known some great cops, and I've known some who were lower in scruples, same as any profession or group of humans. 

 

I've known some Hot Cops.

 

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View PostPlayer_39363936, on 23 July 2019 - 11:21 AM, said:

The police won’t pull you over unless they have a legitimate reason.

End of story.

 

   ...ummmmm, not all cops are good.

 

    I have several buddies that used to be or still are in local bands. I used to stop by one guy’s place every week to see where his band was playing on the weekend. I never went very often when they played outside of my stomping grounds so I didn’t go to Elmer’s in Blanchester which was 45 miles away or to the city where they played sometimes. Cincinnati, Columbus and Dayton are all about an hour away so I usually stuck with just the area clubs.

 

  He told me they were playing Elmer’s but the next weekend they were going to play the Sunnyside in Lynchburg. We talked about it because the place has the nickname, “The Scummy Side” and he told me he’d heard that the cops ran a DUI trap there every weekend and since I wasn’t going to Elmer’s asked me if I’d go scout it so we could let everyone know if that was for real. 

 

  I went on Friday night, get there and the place is really nice inside, it was all open and they had a huge bar, there were both booths and tables and the atmosphere was pretty cool. I spent 2 hours there, drank 1 beer and had a shot of Turkey right before I left around 11pm. 

 

  I pulled out of the parking lot and headed down Rt. 50, speed limit was 40 mph until you cleared the corporation limit. After about a quarter mile a white 4 door car passed me like I was standing still in the 40 zone. There was another car just coming out of town as he did it. I passed the 55mph sign and speed up but the car from town is gaining fast and as he gets close he flips on the red and blues. I thought, “This is some [edited]”. 

 

  Deputy sheriff comes to the window and asked me why my speed fluctuated. He said I was running 40mph and had been running faster than 70. I immediately became angry but I controlled my temper and explained that there was another car who had just passed me like a bat out of hell, I was running 40 because that was what the speed limit was and besides that it was snowing, I’d just sped up to 55 because I’d passed the sign about quarter mile back and realized it was getting slick so I slowed down because I didn’t want to end up in the ditch. He only says, “have you had anything to drink tonight?”. I said, “You just saw me leave the bar and I see what this is. I’ve heard about the DUI trap you guys are running and I’ve only had 2 drinks all night. I was there for 2 hrs”. He lied and said he never saw me leave the bar, asked me to step out of the vehicle, took my license and ran it to check for warrants. When he came back he gave me a field sobriety test. He checked my eyes with that horizontal gaze sorcery thing and then went on to ask me to do the heel toe on the line. It was snowing and the edges and center of the road were covered so I say, “What line?”. He takes his shoe and scrapes the snow off of the white line and says, “This one”. I do it forwards, turn around and come back perfectly. He says, “You’re borderline illegal but I’m gonna let you go, before I do, Do you have anything I need to know about in the car?” I said, “No” and he says, “What about the boot? Any guns, knives, drugs, dead bodies?” 

 

  I laughed, and he said, “Get the hell out of here, you’re fine”. He’d never asked about my speed fluctuation after the initial question. I drove the 30 miles back to my town pissed off the entire time and I’ve never gone back there since. I went to my own bar when I got back and told everyone the story. I heard several stories from people there saying they knew someone who’d gotten busted the same way leaving that place. They were using an unmarked car running in front of a cruiser to pass the victim at excessive speed and then concocted the speed story to pull over guys leaving the bar. 

 

  I told my buddy about it the next day and we spread the word. No one traveled to see the band the next weekend.

 

  Every other time I’ve been pulled over it was for a valid reason, even the time I was left of center in Kentucky because I couldn’t see for all of the bugs covering my windshield. That’s a whole different story but funny and I got out of that one too. I’ve never been let go on a speeding ticket and had to go to court once because I got 3 in one year when I was 20, I’ve only gotten one since. 


 

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View PostPlayer_39363936, on 23 July 2019 - 08:21 AM, said:

The police won’t pull you over unless they have a legitimate reason.

End of story.


Completely not true.

I got pulled over and a cop tried to write me a ticket for a huge burnout I didn't do. It was in fact a 69 fastback Mustang with Micky Thompson Street Eliminators etc in front of me.
The cop didn't even see who did it, he heard it and came around a corner and A$$ U Med it was me and pulled me over.
I told him who really did it and even said I'd drive back to the scene with him and let him compare my tires to the huge burnout marks left by that mustang.
I flat our refused to sign the ticket and demanded a supervisor show up.
The supervisor showed up and I told him what happened. He measured my tires and went back a couple of blocks to the burnout and then came back and told the other cop I was right.
I made sure that supervisor also got told about how the officer in question didn't even see who actually did it, that he came around a corner a few seconds after it happened.

I also had a motorcycle blow by me on highway 580 in Oakland years ago, then had a California Highway Patrol unit pull me over... when I was just cruising along on my bike. Same kind of [edited]had to get a supervisor our there and tell them what happened.
I almost got a ticket for reckless driving I didn't deserve then too.

Then there was Officer "Martin" of the Hayward Police dept.
Me and a friend were driving down Mission Blv past a auto parts store who's alarm was going off.
Martin and friends got the brilliant idea that two young guys with long hair must have been the ones that broke into the auto parts store... I let them search the car and we had nothing, so I got a ticket for doing 60mph in a 35 zone when I was only going 40, for my trouble...

So don't even tell me that cops won't pull you over when you've done nothing!


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View Post4sfield, on 23 July 2019 - 12:48 PM, said:

  Every other time I’ve been pulled over it was for a valid reason, even the time I was left of center in Kentucky because I couldn’t see for all of the bugs covering my windshield. That’s a whole different story but funny and I got out of that one too. I’ve never been let go on a speeding ticket and had to go to court once because I got 3 in one year when I was 20, I’ve only gotten one since. 

 

I used to have a streetbike when I was in 19-20.  I got a bunch of tickets on it.  I mean a bunch.  Most of the time the cops would bust me going stupid fast, 90 or 100 in the city, and every one would just write the ticket for 10 or 15 over.  You just have to know how to talk to the cops.  Back then I had more time than money, so eventually when I couldn't pay them I turned myself in to take care of them.  There were a couple of things I didn't know.  This is in the Houston area, and I turned myself into the county police.  As it turns out, the county jail is probably the worst place for a young white guy to spend the night.  I was in the very first holding cell.  They search you one last time right outside the door.  The cell was over crowded, and suddenly crack rocks come flying in from under the door.  Somebody was getting searched outside and got rid of their stuff.  Guys in the cell sat and stared for half a second and then suddenly about a third of the guys in there start scrambling to pick up these little baggies of crack rocks.  There were two separate....not really fights, but skirmishes where a dude got punched in the face and decided to let the other dude have the crack.  Anyway, I made a lot of interesting friends that night that I never ever hung out with again, but when I saw the judge he let my time run concurrently so I took care of about $2000 worth of tickets with 24 hrs of jail time. 

 

The other thing I didn't know was that I took care of the tickets I got through the county but I still had tickets from the city.  I had asked the lady at the jail if I was completely clear and she said yes, although that would have been an ideal time for her to stress to me that I was only clear with the county.  So the next time I got pulled over the cop said I had 3 warrants with the city.  He was nice enough to let me go and I went ahead and paid those with money because by then I was working at a much higher pay scale.

 

That's when I traded the bike for a jeep.  I figured it would be a lot harder to get a ticket in the jeep but I could still have fun in it and I was right.  


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  Back when I was 22 I owned 4 vehicles. I used drive whatever one I needed for the situation at hand. I still had the Astro van I bought off my girlfriend when she went to college because they didn’t allow freshmen to have cars and she wanted a vehicle whenever she came home, I just used it to haul the guys around to the softball tournaments we played in. I had a Cadillac sedan built on the Nova frame that I used for long road trips to events we used to go to ala mlb and nfl games, my company had season tickets and I used to go a lot. I had the ford escort I’d bought brand new when I got my 1st job and an old farm truck.

 

  I used to swap them out whenever I got into scapes with the law on the weekends to throw them off the scent. It worked pretty good until they got wise and started waiting for me at the house when I’d get away from them. (Small town)

 

  Anyway, the Cadillac would fly, I mean flat out scream down the highway because it had the wrong rear end. I bought it off a guy that owned a body shop and he bought it wrecked, fixed it up and used it as his daily driver he had to put a rear end in it because it was hit in the rear. The speedometer lied because of this and always showed a slower speed than you were actually running. 40 was 55 and the gap grew the faster you went. One time I took 3 buddies to a reds game on a Sunday afternoon. We had a blast and on the way back I’m on the 275 outer belt around Cincinnati and traffic is pretty thick. I finally get tired of it and shove the accelerator to the floor, I’m weaving in and out of traffic at around a 100mph when I finally clear the congestion and the traffic starts to thin out. 

 

  A new corvette is right behind me the entire way. I slowed down and he pulls along side me. He’s pumping the clutch and reving his engine and one of my buddies says, “are you just gonna take that?”. An argument breaks out in the car because they know I’m not. So, I smash the accelerator to the floor again and the car takes off like a rocket. The vette has me on take off and looks like he’s gonna get away but once the we got up to a hundred, I start catching him. We’re weaving in and out of semis in 4 lanes and I finally get by him by splitting 2-52 footers and then I’m gone. The speedometer was registered for 120 and the needle was way beyond that also keep in mind it didn’t read right. The whole time guys are blowing their horns at us and giving us dirty looks as we go by while my buddies are screaming for me to slow down and stop trying to kill them. This went on for about 7-10 minutes, it was like riding on your living room couch in hyperspace.  

 

 I slowed down as my exit came up and just as I entered the ramp the vette caught back up and a guy hung his arm out the passenger window giving me the thumbs up. We were all hungry so we pull into a restaurant at the end of the ramp.When we get out of the car, I’ve got 2 buddies who want to beat my [edited], one is white as a sheet and the other is pumped up like he’s on cocaine. Just as the argument starts, we hear the sirens and everyone bolts for the door. As we get there we see a state trooper fly down the road past the restaurant and look down on the highway and see 2 more speeding up the road the way we were going. I’ve always wondered if they caught that Corvette.

 

    We had a long meal, stopped and got some beer and took the back roads home. You tend to do that after you break the mandatory jail time speed limit. Make no mistake, I would have gone to jail if I hadn’t have stopped at that restaurant.


 

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 I went to college in hunstville, about an hour and a half north of the Houston suburb I was from.  I'd work in Houston on the weekends.  My bike had a governor at 135 mph, I could make the trip into houston in about 45 mins.  Now you can ask the bikers out there, typically when you're going that fast on the highway and you pass a cop parked on the side of the road they won't even try to pull you over....they might not be fast enough to catch you, and if they do at those speeds some people might consider it dangerous.  The cop I passed wasn't even on the highway, he was on the feeder.  Anyway, I flew past him, saw he didn't do anything to try to catch me, so I just kept going.  About 15 mins I check my mirror and there's a cop in a camarao right behind me.  I have no idea where he came from.  I pulled over and instead of taking me to jail he gave me a ticket for 10 over.  Being a nice guy pays off.

 

Around the same time I had a minivan, it was my parent's Toyota Previa.  I gave my old man the trade in value on it when he got a new car.  I loved that van, it would scoot faster than you would think a minivan would, it drove like a car, and I could fit everybody.  The problem was that I was always the driver.  I was going from my parents back to school, and as was my wont I got on the highway and topped it out.  After a while I got pulled over.  The cop said that he was on the feeder when he saw me and chased me for 20 mins trying to catch up.  I remember telling him that I had to get back to school and get ready for a test in the morning was the only reason I was going so fast [it wasn't, I just drove insanely fast everywhere back then].  He ended up giving me a ticket for going 10 miles over. 

 

I know, I used to drive way too fast for no reason, I should have been arrested for my speed on multiple occasions.  But I find that if you know how to deal with the cops they don't really want to mess with you too bad.  Keep your hands visible, be nice, be respectful, agree that you shouldn't have been doing whatever it is you were doing, and typically they'll give you a warning or something so they can show their boss that they are doing something and so they know you learned something.  That works for speeding, fighting, drinking, and every other thing I've interacted with cops over.

 


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Me: “If I get to the house before my wife she said she would do that thing she hadn’t done since we started dating sir. I realize I was wrong but I am in complete control of my vehicle and she is still behind me a couple minutes. I promise to keep it slow.”

He legit laughed and said if I hadn’t made a complete stop and the stop sign, I would be getting a ticket. He smiles and tells me to keep it under the speed limit and enjoy my evening.

Only time ever getting pulled over.

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Growing up I lived in exclusive part that had its own police, country club, etc.  

 

if you tried to drive into the area and you did not live there.   You are getting pulled over



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View Post_Cletus, on 23 July 2019 - 10:05 AM, said:

 

I've known some Hot Cops.

 

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True that. This cute meter maid used to wake me up so she wouldn’t have to give me me a parking ticket. Best excuse for sleeping in I’ve ever had. 

  

Another time the reason seemed be my bushy hair and beard, an Italian convertible and a different cute blond. Although he might have been more interested in getting the blonde’s name and address since he did write that down for some reason.

 

But the strangest experience was after I had given a girlfriend a ride back to her apartment.  When I left I was immediately pulled over and searched. I expected the reason to be the admittedly disreputable appearance of myself and my motorcycle. Nope, they said they staked out her building as a den of prostitution.

 

Ah good times, good times.

 

 


 

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