Years ago I was stopped at a drunk driver checkpoint at midnight while on my way home from work (hospital...evening shift).I rolled down the window and the cop stuck his head in and got a huge whiff of halitosis (I hadn’t had a drop).I was waved on and suddenly one of the cops yelled “stop” because he noticed that I didn’t have a valid inspection sticker on my car.But the state Supreme Court had already ruled that intoxication was the only thing such roadblocks could cite.So a few seconds after being told to stop I was waved on again.
I knew a road block was up ahead and went on through even though I’d had two beers. I passed the breathalyzer so the state trooper checked my license. I had just gotten out of the navy and hadn’t yet gotten a new license from that state. He told me to pull over to the side and to go get into his car. I did so and left his car door open. It was pouring down rain. He said “If the insided of that door gets wet me and you are goin’ round and round.”
I wiped rain water off the door and said “It’s wet.” Boy, was he pissed! He wrote me a ticket for not having a driver’s license for the state in which I was living since he couldn’t get me for anything else.
On Monday I called the state police and complained about how I, a veteran, had been treated. The head of the state police called me, apologized, told me the ticket would be dropped and the trooper would be getting a reprimand. hee hee