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Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Run in with the Po Po-what a JERK!!!!

Two days ago I experienced A COUPLE of FIRSTS:
*I was pulled over by the Po Po-Yep my first time EVER because I'm a granny driver!!!
*My first ticket!!! Yes siree, no warning, but a ticket!!!!
This police officer was such a JERK too.....let me give you a mere glimpse of the situation........

I was the last car bumper to bumper behind four other cars at a red light. Green light-we all turned right and proceeded on a highway.........

Clearly all the HUGE trucks (yes I live in TX) gained grounds on our good ol' salsa red, no guts, neon. I was TRYING to keep up and go the flow of traffic and then a motor cop lets all the four trucks fly by and turns on his lights for me!

me: officer I'm sorry, I didn't know I was speeding....I've NEVER even been pulled over. EVER!
Po Po aka Jerk: License and Insurance.....that's your registration, not insurance!
me: I should know better my husband was a cop for 8 years, I'm sorry.
Jerk: I clocked you at 15 over--here's your ticket
me: 15 over, no way......(it was a 'construction zone' that hasn't had any construction done on it forever) I have a question officer. I was going with the flow of traffic, what about all the cars ahead of me that gained about 4 car legnths on me? Science states they must've been going faster..........
Jerk: no they weren't, I clocked you!
me: tear tear, sniffle sniffle, mad as all H#LL could be!!! I drove off.

Now I ask you, was I speeding or was I the easy target because I was the last in a line of five cars that were supposedly speeding, therefore, the EASIEST and SAFEST target for the jerk to pull behind?!?! I believe the latter! Not to mention, there were two other Po Po's with this jerk that didn't even flinch an eye at any of us so called 'speeders'!!! I know you're wondering......$209! Yep, I love the irony-I've NEVER been pulled over, but the first time I do I get no warning or slack, rather am hit HARD!! When I got back to work my boss asked what the Po Po looked like, "a BIG A$$ H*LE!" was my response. Watch out for those AH's!!!!

14 comments:

Cliff, Kendal and Stone said...

You CRACK me up. What a jerk. But I've got to give it to you--FIRST ticket ever?? Good for you for lasting this long! Glad to see a post from you!

MJ said...

My biggest pet peeve is cops who speed. You know they aren't going on a call when they are out of their city. So lame! Sorry for your loss.

THE YOUNGS said...

That sucks! That awesome that it's your first one. I myself have attended way too many traffic school classes to get those tickets off my record! Now that I remember how you would drive us to soccer, I am not surprised it's your first!:)

Hanson3 said...

You need to fight that one! :) Do you have Taxas plates or are they still Utah? Maybe they were targeting the "Out of towner".

Corbo and Trav Hanson said...
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Corbo and Trav Hanson said...

I can't fight it!!! I live in TX-the land of the rednecks that suck you dry of all your money when they can!!! It's my word against the cops. Also, the price of taking the class is astronomical and will only drop my ticket down $75---taking the class would be 12+ hrs. of my time. Time is money, thus, I'm paying the $209 and will be on probation for 3 months! ARGH......stupid A H-- also, I do have a TX license and TX plates!

Angela Hanson said...

I hate tickets!! Im sorry! That really stinks!

Micah and Emily said...

You can count yourself lucky Corbo...if they had searched under the seat they would have found the six pack.....just like the one you used to keep in our car on the mission.....and I remember that granny driving...I believe you also "drove" the elders crazy with your extraordinary slow abilities!

ReiBo

Marissa said...

Did you get your ticket right by Grace clinic off the marsha sharp? Marissa got a ticket for speeding there a couple weeks ago. The cop was a motor cop too and she said the guy was a complete prick.

DeAnne, Terry & Samantha said...

Hey Corbo-Long time no see, talk, etc... Anyway-that totally sucks! When I got my first ticket I was able to get it off my record with traffic school-I know one of your comments says that traffic school takes 12 hours but I was able to complete it online in about 20 minutes(just skip the reading and take the quizzes). Does TX have an online option? You might want to look into it-if that option will remove the ticket from your record, you'll save a lot on your insurance. Just a thought-Hope everything else is going well for you. Love your guts!
-Selleroo

Marissa said...

i think we got a ticket at the same spot..i got one the other day!! kind of crappy...i hate motorcycle cops!

The Doyles said...

wow what an injustice. Were trying to keep the peace among Dre and Matt, but Matt wont speak to me and Dre is a movin' on with her life! I feel totally abandoned. I guess thats what happens in divorce. sad times. We would love to see you guys. When is ur next stop back in SLC?

Randy & JoAnna said...

If it makes you feel any better, when I'm not in my unmarked police car and "I" get pulled over for a traffic violation, the cops just say "Oh........it's you" and I'm on my merry way again. That probably didn't make you feel any better did it........Love Your Guts Corbo!

BeckyRuss said...

What a jerk!! Some cops have sticks up their butts. You obviously happened to run into one of those. What a rip that you had to pay so much. I can see how you'd be so mad--I'd be PISSED!