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I *almost* got into trouble with the law last night...

post #1 of 15
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I went to the movies last night, to watch Amityville Horror with Vicky, Loren, and Guillermo. Now, we went to the Las Piedras cinema... which is, several miles down the freeway from my city. Its like 20 minutes the drive, assuming you go at a good pace.

Now, the two cars we came in, were Loren's and Vicky's. And since Vicky lived near Guillermo and I lived near Loren I came with Loren and Vicky brought Guillermo.

Now... the movie was over at like 9:30 PM. And Loren was getting sleepy. She was in one of those states of heavy eyes, going to fall asleep soon, so I convinced her to let me drive. While its true I'm on a permit and haven't had the chance to drive in night conditions before, its legal since she's licensed and I would rather have a wide awake permit than a sleeping license

By the time I am driving down the highway around the Gurabo area...

I get pulled over. State Police...

I show the card... I am thinking what did I do... lets just say, Loren wasn't wearing her seatbelt, I don't know even how he noticed... but the responsible for that is the driver. And when I show him the learner's permit he then asks me to wake Loren up, asking me if her license is issued by "the State of Dreamland".

I am just biting my lips and thinking of how I am going to explain this to mom and how Loren's grinning her eyes thinking the trouble it is and all that stuff, when the policeman sees my name a bit on the license, sees that my second name is Herminio and my first surname is RodrÃ:censor:guez and asks me if I know professor Herminio RodrÃ:censor:guez... thats my father.

I say, yeah, I am his son... thats when the policeman says he's a student of my father in humanities at the university... I remember a bit how my father has mentioned that there's an unusual number of policemen in the class, most of them studying to see if they can get a higher rank, and I am like "Oh, really? Nice to meet you!"

And the policeman starts talking of how drive nicely, put on your seatbelt, and say hello to my father from him and all those niceties... And he lets me go...

And I am like *phew*.... getting outta there as soon as possible. Ok... THAT was a close call.
post #2 of 15
Wow how lucky it that!!!
post #3 of 15
WHEW! Just goes to show....it's ALL about who you know! Glad you got off so easy!!!
post #4 of 15
Victor, most cops will let you go if you explain that you were driving for safety's sake. Something similar happened to me one New Year's Eve. It was supposed to be my night to drink (we took turns) and since it was a private party, I left my purse, and everything in it, at home. I stuck my wallet inside the passenger seat so I wouldn't have to worry about it. Well, the designated driver ended up with food poisoning, so I had to drive home. I was stopped for driving 6 miles over the speed limit. I couldn't wake her to get my wallet out from under her butt. I explained to the cop what was wrong, he tried to talk to her and just got mumbles. He sent me on my way with a ticket for a broken tail-light and a warning for the speed.
post #5 of 15
Victor, la pròxima vez que te detengan y te pregunten si eres el profesor rodriguez, no titubees y contestales rotundamente, SSSSSSIIIIIIIIIIIIII!!!!!!... .......
you´re a lucky guy! ......
post #6 of 15
Wow, what are the chances of your father having taught the state trooper who stopped you! It's a good thing that your dad was well liked
post #7 of 15
they showed on tv the other night how they can see in the night time if people are wearing their seatbelt or not
post #8 of 15
I'd have passed out after he left! Better tell your Dad to grade nice!
post #9 of 15
VIctor, you might want to tell Dad about it since I am sure his student will I am sure you won't be in trouble, but if he tells him first your Dad might feel you were hiding something.
post #10 of 15
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Originally Posted by squirtle
VIctor, you might want to tell Dad about it since I am sure his student will I am sure you won't be in trouble, but if he tells him first your Dad might feel you were hiding something.
I told him already.... and told him he's got the best set of contacts on this planet... He normally doesn't like me driving around without him until I get the full license, but this time it was ok. He insists its because his course is a graduation requirement.
post #11 of 15
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Originally Posted by Sweets
Victor, most cops will let you go if you explain that you were driving for safety's sake. Something similar happened to me one New Year's Eve. It was supposed to be my night to drink (we took turns) and since it was a private party, I left my purse, and everything in it, at home. I stuck my wallet inside the passenger seat so I wouldn't have to worry about it. Well, the designated driver ended up with food poisoning, so I had to drive home. I was stopped for driving 6 miles over the speed limit. I couldn't wake her to get my wallet out from under her butt. I explained to the cop what was wrong, he tried to talk to her and just got mumbles. He sent me on my way with a ticket for a broken tail-light and a warning for the speed.
That's true - some can be very nice. When I was about two years older than you are now, I ended up in pretty much the same situation you were in, except I had a valid license. The problem was, the car had a stick shift, and I didnt know how to drive a car with a manual transmission back then. We got stopped by a PA State Trooper, because I was driving a bit erratically (meaning almost stalling out). When I explained the situation, he called another car, and had it follow us while he drove the car to my house!!! He did recommend that I learn how to drive a stick. It must have been a slow night.
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Originally Posted by jcat
That's true - some can be very nice. When I was about two years older than you are now, I ended up in pretty much the same situation you were in, except I had a valid license. The problem was, the car had a stick shift, and I didnt know how to drive a car with a manual transmission back then. We got stopped by a PA State Trooper, because I was driving a bit erratically (meaning almost stalling out). When I explained the situation, he called another car, and had it follow us while he drove the car to my house!!! He did recommend that I learn how to drive a stick. It must have been a slow night.
Yeah, thats something I was thinking... if on the highway with the highest amount of speeders, drunk drivers, and fatal accidents in the island, they are pulling you over in the middle of the night for a seatbelt, its a REAL SLOW NIGHT.
post #13 of 15
I think sometimes they just do it for fun!

One time I was driving through a strip mall parking lot on my way to a sports bar with a friend. There was a turn lane into the side of the parking lot where we needed to go that had a stop sign in it... one of those non-standard, owner of the property put it there stop signs. With it being fairly late and no traffic around, I just slowed and rolled through it... before I knew it I was being given a ticket right in front of the bar whilst drunk people stumbled toward their cars with keys in hand.

I've always wondered what makes them pick who they do to pull over!!!
post #14 of 15
It's a small world!
post #15 of 15


lucky you got off so easy!
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