On Saturday, I worked a DUI enforcement night. I was sitting at an intersection (a bit removed mind you…wouldn’t want to tip my hand) when I saw a red pickup go through the intersection without stopping. The speed limit in the area is 25 MPH. He was doing about the speed limit.
I got all excited because I figured I had a fish on. I stopped the car and contacted the driver. I could tell right off he wasn’t drunk. But he wasn’t a typical stop…
MC: Hey. You know why I stopped you?
Refreshingly Honest Guy: I didn’t stop at the stop sign.
MC: Yeah. You got your license, registration and insurance?
MC: Any reason you didn’t stop?
RHG: I ain’t gonna bullshit you, man. I just didn’t feel like stopping.
MC (with what I am sure had to be a shocked look): Fair enough. Hang tight, I’ll be right back.
I went back to the car and wrote a ticket. Sure, he was honest….and blatantly so, but come on…I still gotta be me. I mean this dude didn’t even slow down. I went back to the car and had him step out onto the sidewalk.
MC: Alright, do me a favor and sign the highlighted yellow portion.
MC: Any tickets in the last 18 months?
RHG: Oh, yeah.
MC: You go to traffic school for it?
MC: Okay, well, unfortunately, you won’t be eligible for this one.
RHG: Yeah, I figured. I don’t see much point in lying to you. I’ll just save us both some time.
God bless you, RHG. You truly made my night.