Monday, December 14, 2009

Pull over!

Yep, you heard it.
I got pulled over by the POLICE today!

Having NEVER had any sort of driving violation
I was a bit scared.

I was coming off the highway off ramp
and down at the bottom of the hill there
is a traffic light.
When I was about 15 feet from it,
it turned yellow.
No one was coming so I went through it.

About 100 yards down the road I see lights in
my rear view mirror.

He must mean me!!

So, I pulled over and got out my license.
The officer ambles over and asks
me if I know why he pulled me over.
I said maybe because I went through a stale
yellow light?
He said, I was right behind you and it looked like
a red light and I didn't have a hard time stopping.

Well hell, I'm sure it was yellow when I went through.

He took my license and went back to his unmarked
chevy blazer to run me through his computer.

After about 5 minutes he comes back and says
he is going to give me a verbal warning.
And makes a comment about my being from Alaska
and knowing how to drive on ice/snow covered streets
since I've had my license for 22 years and
never had any kind of violation.

Nice of him to give me a warning don't you think.

I'll really be driving like a granny now..


Anonymous said...

Kellie! wow.. thats great that you've never been pulled over before! I got a speeding ticket in Cooper Landing a couple of years ago. I thought I was in the 55 zone and had my cruise set at 59 (and I was honest with the troooper about that). Well, I was in the 45 zone still . Not a ticket in 22 years myself, but he gave me one! Bill was pissed off.. I told him to be quiet!! But, I know now where the 55 zone starts now. I was able to get my fine taken off and no points on my license by taking an on-line course.

crochet lady said...

Oh dear, my heart would have been banging away. That was nice of him to give you a warning. I only got pulled over once and I was scared to death. I have no idea why he pulled me over, I guess I must have looked suspicious, cause he asked for my license and gave me the evil eye for a while and then said I could go....whew.

Happy granny driving.

Kris said...

You get used to it! I have been pulled over 6 times now. Oh, 7, I forgot that I got pulled over here in WI. Yep, all for speeding. Well not all. One was no plates on the car. I have only gotten 2 tkts for speeding.

PAK ART said...

I like your reference to a "stale" yellow light....does that mean it's so stale it's gone red? That's funny that he was right behind you when you thought no one was around. Glad you didn't get a ticket. Ask Kris about the time she parked in a handicap zone at the post office. At night.

tainterturtles said...

I just can't believe it. You got pulled over for going through a yellow light. That cop must have been pretty bored to pull you over. Thank heavens he gave you a warning.