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How they got out of traffic tickets

  1. Oct 11, 2007 #1

    Ivan Seeking

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    Back during my wild years, which lasted for about a half decade, and when I was probably at my worst, I got out of a ticket that I sooooooo much deserved. I was initially pulled over for racing. I also had an open bottle of something [don't remember what, but it was alcohol], behind the seat. The cop asked me if I knew how fast I was going, and I said something like, "yes, about 60", or however fast I was going when he saw me [this was down a main street in a small town]. He asked if I was old enough to be drinking. I said no. He then asked if I had been drinking, and I said yes... but that I wasn't too drunk to drive... then adding, but I'm sure that won't matter, to which he responded, "it might!". He eventually gave me a stern warning and let me go without a ticket. Luckily he never saw the open container.

    I have often thought of how that one rare episode might have changed my life forever if I had encountered a different cop. At this point in my life I don't even have any driving tickets on my record, much less an arrest.
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    Just goes to show telling the truth is best, i think a copper has all ready decided if he
    is going to do you before you say any thing and may be the truth defuses him.
  4. Oct 11, 2007 #3
    My first Husband and I were driving, and he didnt stop at a stop sign, we got pulled over. The cops asked him if he saw the sign, he said no. I said, he saw it, hes just a idiot. The cop gave me a sympathic look and let us go.
  5. Oct 11, 2007 #4


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    The only ticket I ever got was a parking ticket... when I was sitting in my car, and didn't even notice it. I was driving my mother to visit my grandmother who was in hospital, and I put myself on the 2 minute stop lane. As there was still some place, I figured that I could stay there unless the last place was taken, so I took a book and started reading. 20 minutes or so later, my mother came back, and saw the ticket on the windshield ! I didn't even notice it, and the cops who gave it to me mustn't have seen me inside. This was really weird! I haven't seen them, I haven't seen the police car or anything, I haven't seen the cops and they didn't see me... It's at that point that I got into MWI I guess :rofl:

    (ok, I'm off-topic, because I didn't get out of it).
  6. Oct 11, 2007 #5
    I've always been nice and frank to officers that pulled me over. Once pulling me for speeding, I said first "I know it's my fault sir, do what you got to do." He took my license and insurance for a minute, then returned and said you can go. He didn't issue me anything.

    One time I sped over icy road talking on a cell phone passing a school. (It was stupid but was young then). So the cop pulled me over and started sort of yelling at me, "you could have killed someone" and threatened the possibilities of an arrest. I quickly diffused the situation by being frank, nice and understanding. Then the cop said to come out of the car, and we walked for a minute, while he was lecturing me about safety. He just gave me a ticket for an expired license sticker though, that's understandable.
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    Here's how I got of my traffic ticket:

    I was pulled over by a policeman for speeding. The police man approached the driver’s door and I asked, “Is there a problem Officer?”

    The policeman said, “Sir, you were speeding. Can I see your license please?”

    I responded, “I’d give it to you but I don’t have one.”

    “You don’t have one?”

    “I lost it four times for drunk driving.”

    The policeman was shocked. “I see. Can I see your vehicle registration papers please?”

    “I’m sorry, I can’t do that.”

    The policeman said, “Why not?”

    “I stole this car.”

    “Stole it?”

    “Yes, and I killed the owner.”

    At this point the officer was getting stressed. “You what!?”

    “She’s in the trunk if you want to see.”

    The officer slowly backed away to his car and called for back up. Within minutes, five police cars showed up, surrounding the car. A senior officer slowly approached the car, clasping his half drawn gun.

    The senior officer said “Sir, could you step out of your vehicle please!”

    I stepped out and asked, “Is there a problem Officer?”

    The officer responded, “Yes, could you please open the trunk of your car please?”

    I opened the trunk, revealing nothing but an empty boot. In fact, it might be one of Wolram's lost boots.

    The officer said, “Is this your car sir?”

    I replied, “Yes,” and handed over the registration papers.

    The officer, understandably, was quite stunned.

    “One of my officers claims that you do not have a driving license.”

    I dug in my pocket and handed my wallet to the officer.

    The officer opened the wallet and examined the license. He looked quite puzzled. “Thank you sir, one of my officers told me you didn’t have a license, stole this car, and murdered the owner.”

    I replied, “I bet you the lying bastard told you I was speeding, too!”
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  8. Oct 13, 2007 #7


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    I got insanely drunk one night, plowed into the back of a convent bus, maimed 20 nuns, and urinated on the officers leg while he was interviewing me. He said 'Son, have you been drinking?' I said 'yessir'. He said, "So what have you to say for yourself?" I said, "I'm sorry, allow me to wipe the urine off your trousers with this oil rag"." He said, "Get away from me!" So I climbed back into my mangled car and drove home.
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  9. Oct 13, 2007 #8
    Maybe the cop was being sympathetic to your husband. I know you're a sweetheart, but if that's the only thing the cop ever heard you say can you imagine what he would think?

    I got pulled over once while driving home from work in Tempe, Arizona. It was about 2 in the morning and I was the only one on the road when the cop got behind me. He asked me if I had been drinking. I said no. He asked me what was in the ashtray. I said cigarettes. He asked me if I had been doing drugs. I said no. He asked if I had any drugs in the vehicle. I said no, you can search it if you like. He said that's alright and asked for my license, registration and proof of insurance. I gave him my license and my registration. He asked me if I had insurance. I said no. He asked me if I knew my registration had been cancelled. I said yes. He lectured me a bit and asked me what I planned on doing if I got in an accident. I shrugged helplessly and explained that I couldn't afford it, but I had to go to work and I just started this job. He said if he saw me again next month he would give me a ticket if I didn't have my papers. Then he let me go.

    That was back when I was living out of my car and staying with friends here and there across the country. I think I had recently returned from Mexico and hadn't been working (for wages) in several months. Good times.
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