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Stupid ticket

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by South Florida Lawns, Jan 25, 2009.

  1. South Florida Lawns

    South Florida Lawns LawnSite Platinum Member
    from usa
    Posts: 4,785

    One night I was coming home from my friends house and I got pulled over, I was almost home too. It was 4 in the morning and the cop said I was speeding. Now I know they don't shoot radar at 4 a.m. in the morning, not on the road I was on. Nobody is out driving that late speeding in this area. When I asked the officer how fast I was going, he replied "um around 36 mph". I knew the road was marked at 25, its right in front of my house. He asked what I was doing and where I was going, and I simply told him I was coming home from my girlfriends. He wen't to his car and came back with a machine that measured the darkness of my tint. I was too dark on the front windows and received a $72 ticket. In the end he said that he heard my truck fly by him and it was all blacked out and looked suspicious.

    I'm sorry I like police officers and have the most respect for them but come on I think this officer had nothing else better to do.
  2. just a easy pickin target.
  3. mowerbrad

    mowerbrad LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,273

    He had to give you some excuse for pulling you over, he couldn't say it was for the tint right away because all windows look really dark in the middle of the night. At least you won't get any points on your license for that ticket. Hope things go a little better for you!

    DLAWNS LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,778

    I get pulled over all the time for silly crap also. I still respect the police, but let's just say thank God that my brother is a police officer. Hope you have some better luck!
  5. Scgentlman1

    Scgentlman1 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 39

    His excuse is he has a badge and can get away with it.
  6. nnj18

    nnj18 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,860

    yep, just like why a kid was shot to death a town over for speeding.....

    I dont like cops.....any of them
  7. Gravel Rat

    Gravel Rat LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,544

    What was a cop driving around your neighbourhood at 4 am was he on the look out for you. Did you pizz off a neighbour ?

    You really can't fight the ticket if your window tint is legally too dark. You might be tagged now so I would probably changing the window tint.
  8. South Florida Lawns

    South Florida Lawns LawnSite Platinum Member
    from usa
    Posts: 4,785

    He was just outside my neighborhood. I'm on good terms with all my neighbors, guess it was just random bad luck.
  9. Gravel Rat

    Gravel Rat LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,544

    So what did you do to your girl friend did she need to use some batteries that night so she phoned the cops on you :laugh:

    Just kidding some cops get on a power trip for no reason so I guess you were a easy ticket.
  10. South Florida Lawns

    South Florida Lawns LawnSite Platinum Member
    from usa
    Posts: 4,785

    lol no haha just got tired of listening to her all night and I left, guess I should have stayed and dealt with her to save $72. Yeah I guess this guy had one at 4:15 right as I was rolling home lol.

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