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I was just curious as to some of the crazy/funny/hard to believe speeding excuses some of you all get at traffic stops.
 

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I seem to get the excuse of a family member death. No excuse! Sympothy is in the dictionary between shit and syphilis.
 

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I gave a guy a ticket for doing 48 in 25 ($230) and as I handed him the ticket with his License and registration, he looked at it before taking it out of my hand. He was like "Is that really neccessary?"
Me: "You were doing 48 in a 25"
Guy: "But is that neccessary? I obviously wasn't paying attention when I was driving through there"
Me: :shock: "Well, here's the envelope. The directions for appeal are on the back of the ticket"
Guy: (still not taking his paperwork) "is this really neccessary?"
Me: "Do you want your license and registration back? And the ticket is yours too. Take it. Or I'll just mail it to you anyway, its yours." He finally took it. He contacted my Chief and pretty much stated the same thing to him. Chief told him how to appeal it. The guy wasn't pleased.

Isn't that a shame? :lol:
 

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Guy: "But is that neccessary? I obviously wasn't paying attention when I was driving through there"
Exactly why you deserve the citation.

In some states the operator has to sign the citation... does anyone know why?
 

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true story:

"Sir, did you see that stop sign."

"Yes sir I did, but I didn't see you." :lol:

He got 10 points for honesty...ahah...and got a verbal

also...massachusetts uniform environmental citations (used for boat violations....etc.) still 'require' or a least have a space for the operator's signature.
 

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Ma uniform cit have a spot 4 a vio to sign, but in ten Yrs I have never heared of it being used. I heard it is arrestable if they refuse to sign, but again not someting that is used.
 

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I Have a Tried and True Excuse...
This works brilliantly, especially with those easy-going MSP lads...

I keep an old Playmate Cooler in my car with the words "Medical Emergency" written in big red letters.
I tell the Officer: " I have to get this human Liver to MGH right away. Works every time....
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I usually try to make a quick note of their excuse on my copy. It is great to see them give a different one in court. Then you remind them. :oops:
 

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Screw that Koz. Just keep a real Playmate in the back seat. When you get pulled over........just say "Could you blame me for wanting to get home?" :p
 

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I had an operator tell me was speeding be cause he was having a heart attack and wanted to get his kid dropped off at home before he went on to the hospital.

I thought it was a somewhat original excuse until he ACTUALLY WENT INTO CARDIAC ARREST on me.
 

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Arizona law requires the driver's to sign their names at the bottom of the citation to show that they had received the citation. I think that is funny because we are also allowed to mail a citation.

I don't like standing next to the vehicle and asking the driver please sign at the bottom. It's kinda of an officer safety thing, so far I have yet to have a person refuse to sign it.
 

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It does not seem wise to have the operator either 1. Start fumbling around the vehicle looking for a pen. 2. Give them your shiny steal cross-pen to sign the $250 ticket. Giving them the copy and the envelope should be enough.
 

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texdep";p="51051 said:
I had an operator tell me was speeding be cause he was having a heart attack and wanted to get his kid dropped off at home before he went on to the hospital.

I thought it was a somewhat original excuse until he ACTUALLY WENT INTO CARDIAC ARREST on me.
One of the first m/v stops I made after I got out of the academy was an older gentleman in his big Lincoln screaming by a local park. He was more worried about slobbering his Wendy's fries on the front seat than what I had to say. As I am going back to the care he asks, "Could you hurry up? My oxygen tank is running low". Thankfully he lived right down the street and did not code like what happened to Texdep.

The guy I stopped not two minutes after proceeded to tell me that, "I have to pee. I have a problem with my pancreas" and went into a description about his alleged condition. The excuses were just coming out that evening.
 

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So as a cop how much discretion do you have as to deciding whether or not to hurry up and let the person go if they have a medical condition? Can they come back and press charges against you?
 

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So as a cop how much discretion do you have as to deciding whether or not to hurry up and let the person go if they have a medical condition? Can they come back and press charges against you?
That's an area not to be left to discretion. If they start talking medical problems, then "Sir, the ambulance willl take you the rest of the way." If they're BSing, they'll be getting whacked for a ride to the hospital that they didn't even need.
 
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