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Horus
this made my night.. (read on)

I was out driving around, showing the car to a friend of mine, speeding a little here and there, taking corners semi-fast, nothing outrageous, and I come up on this stop sign leading to major street. As I'm approaching the stop sign, I notice a pair of headlights coming at me, and I knew I could get in front of him with time to spare if I do a stop-and-go and turn quickly. Apparently I just did the "and-go" part, breeze past the stop sign, pull up to about 55 in a 40 and the car behind me all of a sudden explodes in a show of red, yellow and blue lights.

I'm fucked.

"the fuck? it's a cop!" I thought. it was pretty dark out so I couldn't see the sirens on top of the car before he had turned them on. Hell I even looked into the mirror after turning and noticed the headlights weren't exactly getting farther away, and even then I hadn't noticed the sirens.

So I pull into this parking lot, pretty much shatting my pants, and tell Josh, my friend, to take out the registration, et al, even before the cop had gotten out of the car. I put the window down, and he tells me to step out of the car. At this point, I'm really thinking I'm screwed, getting a ticket for a couple of moving violations.. don't know how many points that would have been, but 1 is more than enough to seriously hike up the insurance rate. I step out of the car, and he tells me to come closer. He's a big, bald guy, definetely seen his fare share of drunk drivers. He asks me if I had been smoking pot or drinking or anything. I hadn't been, so I say no (...). After he asks me for my license and registration, and after a second cruiser comes in behind him, he makes me do that DUI test, where he tells me to follow the pen with my eyes. I actually managed to sneak in a smirk since I've never done it before, couldn't really help it.

He asks me where I'm from, what I'm majoring, a couple other stuff, and then starts wondering what he should do to me for those violations. He stops for a second, then says:

"I like your attitude. I'm letting you off, but next time you get stopped you're sure to be hung by the balls."

I'm pretty sure it wasn't exactly "hung by the balls" that he said, but it was along those lines...

Driving back, Josh, my friend, was telling me he was impressed by how I got off of that ticket. He'd been stopped 4 times himself..

So yeah, my legs were still shaky by the time I started typing this. I guess it's really not all that exciting, especially after RB's stories, but I just thought I'd share. Rest assured, the speeding will be kept to a minimum, and all stop signs will be obeyed from here on out.

Peace.

The 18th Letter
Wow,so he didn't even write you a ticket for not stopping. That's good luck. :thumbsup:

lexus1581
Nice job burning a cop at a stop sign. :rolleyes:

Better job seducing the cop afterwards. :naughty:

scubie02
Ah, it hardly even counts as a stop if there aren't guns drawn and they aren't screaming at you to show them your hands... :p

How old are you again? Are you actually in college? I can't believe you haven't been stopped before! I had been pulled over half a dozen times probably by the time I graduated high school, and when I had my mustang in college I got pulled over constantly for some reason (honestly I was seldom even doing anything--apparently they were just profiled or something).

One time in high school I was parked with this girl in an old parking lot, we pull out after and I come to the intersection, there are headlights coming up all three streets, and one set behind me, I turn the corner, the lights go on behind me and then on each car coming up the other streets! I had 4 cop cars pulling me over! I don't know WHAT the deal was with that, slow night or my car looked menacing or what. It was big and black and loud as hell, but really it seemed like overkill. The cop was all "what were you doing there" and I just said "uh, what do you think" and he said "well, choose a different spot next time". Must have been a secret government lab or something...

I must have been pulled over dozens of times though in my life. Those FL cops must be too busy pulling the old people's cars out of the lakes or something... :p

CLK-GTR
ahhh thats nothing. you try getting out of swinging the back end out round a corner with a cop coming the other way :fro:

Horus
19 and in college. But remember that I'm Dominican, this is my first car in the States. Back home there's no such thing as getting a ticket. You can do 100 in a 35 and nobody gives a flying fuck. Everything is more of a suggestion than anything else.

mustangdriver
That's awesome congrats! Welcome to the world of getting out of tickets!

I've been pulled over (no shit) more than 20 times and have maybe 6 tickets out of all of those. And I only had to perform sexual favors like 1/3 of the time :D

NightRider
ahhh thats nothing. you try getting out of swinging the back end out round a corner with a cop coming the other way :fro:

all i got was a noise ordanance violation for doing that. basically becuase i think i was white as a ghost

nothing on my driving record

Nogaro Nitwit
Consider yourself lucky!
I got pulled over in Winchester, VA. They told me that I had 3 violations that they could cite me for. Speeding (ok sure I might have been doing that). Aggressive driving (I don't think so. I just pulled to the other lane to get around a truck that was waiting too long after the light went green). And the third was an aftermarket exhaust on my car (That's complete BS). I asked him about the exhaust issue and he said anything but stock is a violation. I say BS, but there is no way I am saying that to his face. He said the exhaust is not as loud as the ricers. I would hope not. My exhaust was considered one of the quietest available for my car.

Then they proceed to ask me if I had anything to drink that evening. I did have a few beers earlier in the evening but I was fine. I told them I had 1. They proceeded to have me get out of the car. Since they said I only told them one beer, they would make me do the breathalyzer instead of going through the regular sobriety tests. Oh joy! And low and behold I blew a .00!!! :cheers:

Then they proceed to tell me they are on the drug enforcement task force and they wanted to search my car. Oh great... I could be a pain in the ass and say get a warrant, but I wasn't going to do that. They pat me down and tell my friend to get out of the car. The car was pretty much empty. I was going to be at the track in the morning so all the stuff was out of the car. They did a half assed search. They didn't even open the trunk!!!! I doubt they even looked in the bag that had medication in it in the glove box.

While they are searching my car, they are running my license. He and I start discussing about Summit Point track, which was just down the road and where I would be in the morning for some fun. I asked him if he had done the driving courses there. He said he had. They do a lot of police pursuit training there. After a minute or two he gets a call back on the radio to get my ifo from dispatch. They tell the officer I have a license to conceal a handgun. I thought that was interesting, but I guess they would probably want to know that. He asks me if I have a weapon on me or in the car. I told him I didn't. Besides the proper thing to do if you are pulled over while carrying is to tell them straight up before anything else.

The officers said I was cooperative so they let me go! Sweet! To this day I have been pulled over 5 or 6 times and not a ticket! Well, I probably jinxed myself now that I wrote this out.

scubie02
While they are searching my car, they are running my license. They tell the officer I have a license to conceal a handgun. I thought that was interesting, but I guess they would probably want to know that. He asks me if I have a weapon on me or in the car. I told him I didn't. Besides the proper thing to do if you are pulled over while carrying is to tell them straight up before anything else.


Thats a big matter of debate--I'm never sure hwo to handle that. It's been brought up in the LEO section of my gun forum numerous times, and surprisingly more cops usually say they really don't want you to bother telling them than ones that say they want to know. Besides, as soon as you tell them, many of them are going to want you to produce your weapon so they can take it while they harass, er, while they are checking you out, and I don't want them screwing up my gun. That one the last time actually was on his knees at one point trying to clear the jam he managed to produce in my gun while attempting to unload it--I don't know HOW he managed that. Plus they had no idea how a permit worked, scarily. They told me I wasn't allowed to have it loaded in the car! I said "I have a permti to carry CONCEALED, ON MY PERSON--would it make sense that I couldn't have it loaded?" They actually had to call someone to find out how it worked.



The officers said I was cooperative so they let me go! Sweet! To this day I have been pulled over 5 or 6 times and not a ticket! Well, I probably jinxed myself now that I wrote this out.

Ah, by now they have tracked you down by your IP address and its all been entered in your file... :p

Nogaro Nitwit
Thats a big matter of debate--I'm never sure hwo to handle that. It's been brought up in the LEO section of my gun forum numerous times, and surprisingly more cops usually say they really don't want you to bother telling them than ones that say they want to know. Besides, as soon as you tell them, many of them are going to want you to produce your weapon so they can take it while they harass, er, while they are checking you out, and I don't want them screwing up my gun. That one the last time actually was on his knees at one point trying to clear the jam he managed to produce in my gun while attempting to unload it--I don't know HOW he managed that. Plus they had no idea how a permit worked, scarily. They told me I wasn't allowed to have it loaded in the car! I said "I have a permti to carry CONCEALED, ON MY PERSON--would it make sense that I couldn't have it loaded?" They actually had to call someone to find out how it worked.

I was told that I needed to tell them in the NRA class that I took. I have talked to several cops too and they would rather have you tell them first thing. As far as I am concerned I want to make it as smooth as possible for the officer. That way he might not give me a ticket :naughty:

CLK-GTR
all i got was a noise ordanance violation for doing that. basically becuase i think i was white as a ghost

nothing on my driving record

i got a producer. which is where you have to take your liscence and insurance down to the station within 7 days. they couldnt have done anything else, they were coming the other way. people here are so sick of the police they will challenge anything in court, so they knew they couldnt do me for dangerous driving etc. etc. because they had no proof, and i was well aware of them after me before they were close enough to check my speed.

mustangdriver
i got a producer. which is where you have to take your liscence and insurance down to the station within 7 days. they couldnt have done anything else, they were coming the other way. people here are so sick of the police they will challenge anything in court, so they knew they couldnt do me for dangerous driving etc. etc. because they had no proof, and i was well aware of them after me before they were close enough to check my speed.

That's one thing people here don't seem to realize. If a you see a cop coming up behind you getting ready to pace your speed, slam on the brakes (obviously not if he's RIGHT behind you). If they don't get to pace you for a certain distance, they've got nothing.

Some people think slamming on the brakes immediately makes you look guilty. Let me tell you, speeding made you look guilty. Hitting the brakes just keeps them from getting what they need to nail your ass. Same goes for when they are running radar down the road. If you see them in time, don't just let off and start coasting, hit the brakes, hard.

That reminds me of a funny story - my buddy's brother was doing like 95 in a 40 in some old 60's muscle car and saw a trooper up ahead running radar. He locked up the brakes (pre-ABS) and went into a bit of a skid. They still got him going 60 as he slid by in a puff of tire smoke.

scubie02
I dunno, our social studies teacher in school was also the local judge. He basically said if its your word against the cop, you're basically screwed, and they really don't need any proof, they can just say you "looked like you were speeding" and they are "trained to be able to estimate these things" and you might as well bend over...

CLK-GTR
I dunno, our social studies teacher in school was also the local judge. He basically said if its your word against the cop, you're basically screwed, and they really don't need any proof, they can just say you "looked like you were speeding" and they are "trained to be able to estimate these things" and you might as well bend over...

thats no longer the case over here. the police are screwing us over with speeding and traffic offenses, and people are taking anything to court. its now that the cop has to have proof in order to do you. in some cases he can have proff and if it goes to court you get out of it.

mustangdriver
Yeah, that's what I've seen too CLK. In my various and frequent court appearances, if the cop doesn't have his shit together and isn't able to produce some really concrete evidence, people get off.

Of course the backwoods of NY might be a different story :fro:

scubie02
Its hard to believe there is a backwoods of ny, eh? Its true, though, we're hicks. We've got the corrupt legal system to prove it!

mustangdriver
Its hard to believe there is a backwoods of ny, eh? Its true, though, we're hicks. We've got the corrupt legal system to prove it!

Not to worry, I'm rejoining the backwoods of Maryland at the end of the month and leaving Northern Virginia behind. :D

scubie02
I'll share my avatar with you...

lexus1581
Its hard to believe there is a backwoods of ny, eh? Its true, though, we're hicks. We've got the corrupt legal system to prove it!


You upstaters are sure of a different breed. :p

scubie02
You upstaters are sure of a different breed. :p

Who're you calling a BREED!?! I can't believe anyone would USE that term in this day and age!!! I'm "metroamerican"...!

masestylez
My BMW commanded a lot of attention here in Idaho when I had it. But then again it's Idaho....

Police should have to follow to rule "When the cars arockin, don't come knockin" :naughty:

But in all seriousness, I think they have a bias against people with german cars here, I had a friend with an Audi that got the same harassment I did. They pulled us both over all the time saying our taillights were out and if they could search the car. It's like "what the fuck?".

Goddamn Idaho.

Ray C
That reminds me of a funny story - my buddy's brother was doing like 95 in a 40 in some old 60's muscle car and saw a trooper up ahead running radar. He locked up the brakes (pre-ABS) and went into a bit of a skid. They still got him going 60 as he slid by in a puff of tire smoke.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAH :rock:

Ray C
Back home there's no such thing as getting a ticket. You can do 100 in a 35 and nobody gives a flying fuck. Everything is more of a suggestion than anything else.


in here, you only need to give the cop 5 dlls and u can go without getin a ticket.
well, that is if you are not Racing with a fucking Audi S3, (in the leon), and both cars (the S3 and the Cupra) doesnt try to leave the cops behind, trying to be smart and lose them... then you are in trouble :D
(i thought there was only one cop, so i tried to get lost while the cops tried to caught the S3, but when i made a U turn, and the S3 turned right, i realize there was 2 of them, one behind me, and the other behind the S3, so i hit the brakes and spend half an hour tryin to convince the cop to let me go, after that and $30 they only give me a speedin ticket, and we all forget i was trying to escape from them) :hit:

mustangdriver
That's a hell of a story! Sounds like you lucked out.

I ran once in college in a 93 Mustang. I made an illegal U-turn and the cop couldn't make it because of traffic so I turned off into some side roads and he never caught up.

Ray C
That's a hell of a story! Sounds like you lucked out.

I ran once in college in a 93 Mustang. I made an illegal U-turn and the cop couldn't make it because of traffic so I turned off into some side roads and he never caught up.

that is one of my dreams... be chased by a cop and never get caught (thats one of the reasons i loved Need for speed hot pursuit) :D

mustangdriver
that is one of my dreams... be chased by a cop and doesnt get caught (thats one of the reasons i loved Need for speed hot pursuit) :D

That is an awesome game! I love when you can be the cop and chase your friends. Good times! I like using the boost and calling in the roadblock and helicopters after them. :D

911GT2
in here, you only need to give the cop 5 dlls and u can go without getin a ticket.
well, that is if you are not Racing with a fucking Audi S3, (in the leon), and both cars (the S3 and the Cupra) doesnt try to leave the cops behind, trying to be smart and lose them... then you are in trouble :D
(i thought there was only one cop, so i tried to get lost while the cops tried to caught the S3, but when i made a U turn, and the S3 turned right, i realize there was 2 of them, one behind me, and the other behind the S3, so i hit the brakes and spend half an hour tryin to convince the cop to let me go, after that and $30 they only give me a speedin ticket, and we all forget i was trying to escape from them) :hit:

Some friends of mine got pulled over by the federali when they were in Mexico and lost everything but 20 bucks.

Mr.Dave
I've been pulled over 6 or 7 times. One time I had a gun pulled on me and the other occupents of the car. Another time, right before we were pulled over a buddy of mine and I split a joint... I told him to open the windows and get ALL the smell out and sprayed the car with Febreeze too. 10 minutes later we were pulled over for speeding. Thank God for my prior thinking and Visine, otherwise it might've turned out differently.

Nice job getting out of a ticket Horus! Man, I know when those red and blue lights go off in the rearview your stomach fucking drops like nothing else! :wow:

Horus
Nice job getting out of a ticket Horus! Man, I know when those red and blue lights go off in the rearview your stomach fucking drops like nothing else! :wow:
thanks :fro:

Yeah, when those things went off it took me a couple seconds to realize he was flaggin ME down. At first I thought "what? there's no one else around........oh..shit." and then this horrible gut feeling just took over. It wasn't very nice, but the relief that came when he said he wasn't writing me up more than made up for it.

Ray C
Some friends of mine got pulled over by the federali when they were in Mexico and lost everything but 20 bucks.

The ''Federales'' only have power on federal roads and they are dogs, they DO like to harass, and intimadate people. Unlike local cops who are easy to buy.

911GT2
The ''Federales'' only have power on federal roads and they are dogs, they DO like to harass, and intimadate people. Unlike local cops who are easy to buy.

Well the federales took alot from them. They took alot of weed.