One time, I was pulled over for cutting off the police officer at an intersection. My friends and I had been drinking that night, but I knew I would become the designated driver so I didn’t drink that much. As soon as the officer came alongside my car and I rolled down my window, he shouted, “It smells like a brewery in here!” I was dumbfounded by his reaction and I froze. But my friend was smart and coherent enough to say that the smell was coming from him and that I was the designated driver. The police offer let us go with a warning without performing a sobriety test. Though that was one of the smarter responses you can have when pulled over, there are still plenty of crazy things people say to get out of a ticket. I read an article this past week where a Florida woman blamed her big breasts for failing the sobriety test. When I read that, I couldn’t stop laughing, at the same time amazed at her response.
I have my shares of being pulled for speeding throughout my driving years. But it’s been over 7 years since my last speeding ticket (minus citations from stupid speeding cameras). I never had to use a lame line of excuse to get out of a ticket. But I know people will try anything in desperation to get out of one. The last time I received a ticket, I practically begged the police officer if he could reconsider giving me a warning instead of a ticket. He said no and walked away.
Please share your story on how you were able to get out of receiving a ticket. I’d love to read about them.
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