Well... It was bound to happen. I got my first ticket tonite, and in my normal style, nothing could be done halfway.
Here's the scenario. I was driving home after visiting the girlfriend at school. I was cruising on a twisty mountain road with no one on it on the way home having some fun through the curves. I honestly didn't even realize how fast I was going. So, I'm pulling through one of the curves and I open it up a little. Apparently I pass a cop doing 74 in the 45 (29 over for you math impared folks) and he follows. When he flashes his lights (about a minute later) and I pull over. I open my window and lean over to get my info out of the glove box and turn around to a guy holding a gun and light in my face yelling at me to put my hands out the window. He cuffs me and puts me in the back of his cruiser and goes back to my car. He searches the car and finds nothing then comes back and asks me why I ran from him. I tell him I pulled over as soon as I saw him, but he calls b/s and asks why I didn't pull over when he pulled out behind me. He puts my info in the computer and realizes I dont have any other tickets so he lets me out and puts me back in my car after patting me down (and making a big deal about the chapstick in my pocket). During all this about 5 or 6 other cops showed up and kinda stood around making sure I didn't make a break for it. Turns out one of them went to King's Point (Merchant Marine Accadamy) and he ended up asking me about school. I told him I was a cadet at New York Maritime (another Merchant Marine Accadamy across the bay from KP) and we talked for about a minute. He went back to the cruiser of the first cop and talked to him. First cop came back to my car and told me he wrote me up for only the speeding ticket, and let me off for reckless driving and failure to stop. I make my court appearance on the 10th and hope that I can get it no points.
well, that was my evening.
sorry, needed to vent.