Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: USA & Singapore
Ferrari Life Posts: 5,509
I got pulled over for speeding today.
So I'm out running my errands and it's a nice day so I take the 308. I'm heading down the major road in Topsham and there is a wide-load being escorted and going real slow. I take a side street that is a little short cut and figure I'll get ahead of him. I pull back onto the main road, ahead of the wide-load and I hear sirens. I look in the rear-view and see the flashing lights of a police car. The Jeep in front of me pulls to the side of the road and I pull to the side of the road also figuring the cop car is going to go around me off to some crime scene somewhere.
Nope, he pulls in behind me, evidently I'm the crime scene. Shit! What did I do? 5 1/2 years I've owned this car and this is the first time I've been pulled over. The policeman walks up to the car, asks me for my license and registration and says, "I realize this is a hot car but do you know that there is a speed limit on that street you were just on?" I said, "Yes officer, but I don't think I was speeding." Crap! Why did I say that? He knows I was speeding and now I just pissed him off. It has been 10 years since I last talked to the police so I'm out of practice. He walks around to the front of the car then goes back to his car to run my license and I'm thinking that I'm getting a speeding ticket and he just noticed that I don't have a front license plate and he's going to write me up for that too.
After a few minutes he comes back to my car and I notice that he's just carrying my license and registration, no ticket book. Whew! He hands them back to me and says, "Consider yourself lucky; if I had you on radar I'd be writing you a ticket right now."
"Yes sir. Thank you, officer, I'll watch my speed." And he followed me right out of town. I guess next time I have to go through Topsham I'll take my truck.
'79 308 GTS, '82 Jeep CJ7 Jamboree
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