Sunday, September 24, 2006

70 In a 55

Yep, I got nailed, but on a good note I was sober and polite.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who busted you; state, county, or city?

7:57 AM  
Blogger The Guy Who Writes This said...

Small town police on a state highway in the Valley. I was going with the flow of the traffic and I was the one picked out of several.

When he came up to the car he asked if there was a reason I was doing 70 in a 55. I asked him is there any reason that would be acceptable, and he said,"No." But I wonder If I told him that I was in a rush because I had to get to a bathroom really bad...

8:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

have you gotten a DUI before?

2:22 PM  
Blogger The Guy Who Writes This said...

No, I can honestly say that I've only ever driven drunk twice in my life, back around 1976 and was never caught. I haven't been drunk in years, not that I wouldn't want to, I just have to consume so much to do so, and I'd feel bloated and I'd probably get sick. I'm too busy to waste a day with a hangover. I don't know how heavy drinkers have the sort of stamina it take to get drunk consistantly.

3:57 PM  
Anonymous gearhead said...

Ha, Ha, Ha!!!! :-Q
Busted! :-;
Remember; 55 Stay alive!

Well, on second thought.....
I have been driving 100 miles a day, 2 or 3 days weekly on Highway 99.
The posted speed is 55. That is the speed I drive; 55.
You cannot believe the solid wall of road rage that I endure in each direction.
Tailgating, with solid horn honking that goes on for miles, arms waving and middle fingers flying.
I had a Semi follow me about 5 feet off of my bumper for at least 25 miles the alternativly sped up and ran his jake brake.
All of these drivers are screaming,"Why aren't you going 80 mph like every one else?"
Heres my Question, "Where are the State Police?"
Answer: Ask Gov. Colonoscopy!
Hey, Guy: you can feel good in that your fine will help build the tram and bike lanes in Portland.
Remember; cars are evil!

9:02 PM  
Blogger The Guy Who Writes This said...

Normally I set the cruse control, but I just got back on the high way and I was going with the traffic. No excuise or reason. Just had a good day, and wanted to get home and wasn't aware how fast I was going. It just felt right.

And my fine will probably used for some other municipal project or liability. I wish it could be used for mass transit or a bike lane.

After the event I continued home over the coast range on 26 and they were paving a section, so we had to wait 20 m inutes in traffic. When they let traffic through we passed a constant stream of traffic for the next half hour. It would have been good if all those cars, including mine, were off the road and replaced by a good light rail. It will probably come to that once we suck the last bit of oil out of the ground.

But hey, I've even got a better idea, I'm just going to stay home.

9:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lars Larson will love to hear that you wish your fine was to be used for public transit or bike lanes.

2:00 PM  
Blogger The Guy Who Writes This said...

Lars would rather see it go for dounut gift cards and bullets.

2:12 PM  
Blogger Mom of Three said...

Actually, potty isn't a good enough excuse. Where I used to live a guy got pulled over and promptly crapped his pants in affirmation.

My tickets:

1. Going 85 in a 55 on the I-5 in So Cal just north of San Clemente when I was 18 in my 1971 VW Beetle.
2. Going 80 in a 55 in my cherry red Mazda MX3 when I was 34 near Oroville, CA.

Now I am older and more mortal and drive a mini van with three chilluns, so if I speed, it's usually up to 60 on the way to Longview and always following someone else, but not tailgating (Oregon is the first state to have the tailgating radar gun!).

1:33 AM  
Blogger The Guy Who Writes This said...

Mom of 3, I knew you couldn't resist reading an article with a picture of Cartman. It takes a real South Park fan to use the term "Hell...A...Cool" in their blog description. That is pretty obscure South Park dialogue.

You're ok at 60. The officer told me they don't write tickets until you go over 15 mph over the speed limit.

8:23 AM  

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