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Old 10-30-2010, 05:30 PM   #1
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Angry Got pulled over for a DUI at 430 this afternoon

So im driving my jeep down a residential street and a cop comes up behind me and starts following me. My jeep is wandering as usual and i am staying between the lines but this cop has never had a jeep with a lift and tires so he pulls me over....I get out walk the line, breathalyser and .000 later he says why were you wandering all over the road, I say because its a JEEP!!! I got off with a warning for reckless driving...

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he just needed an exuse to f**k with you man, its happened to me a bunch of times.

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Old 10-30-2010, 05:47 PM   #3
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That belongs in the "you know you drive a jeep when ..."thread.
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Phew, ya scared me man. I thought you were in for a long lengthy expensive process. High-five for you not having been drunk or drinking before he pulled you over!
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Phew, ya scared me man. I thought you were in for a long lengthy expensive process. High-five for you not having been drunk or drinking before he pulled you over!
Yah i am majorly against drinking and driving...lost too many good friends that way.
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Whenever I see a lifted Jeep, I turn on it and then use the 'Jeep weave' to initial probable cause so I can check their rigs out!
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^ causing ppl grief for no good reason lol. But good on ya for what you do!
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Yah i am majorly against drinking and driving...
Nice, so am I both on and offroad. There is zero tolerance for any drinking in any of my wheeling groups, not even a beer during lunch. We wait for the campfire at night and even then we don't usually drink that much.
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I can't count the number of times I have been pulled over just so as they could look at my Jeep ! Baaaad Cop ...

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the cop should have seen me coming back from work today, so much wind I was all over....
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warning for reckless driving... reckless driving is serious.
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Anytime a cop gives a warning basically means he wont admit he's wrong. And because he know he is he doesn't give a ticket
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He said 4:30pm NOT 5:30 pm. If he had only stopped him an hour later!! LOL!

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No, it means the cop needed the ticket more than you did. Remember that.

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Not even one beer with food at lunch? Strict IMHO.
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I know what you mean about the Jeep weave. I've gotten a few second looks from CHP's when I hit that 50mph zone and my rig starts to get that shimmy.
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Not even one beer with food at lunch? Strict IMHO.
Strict because we can't be babysitters and monitor that they had just one beer. One beer leads to another, especially with younger Jeepers. What are we gonna do, walk up to someone and ask them how much beer they have had if we suspect they're going beyond a single beer? Not hardly, that's why we draw the line at beer only after we're done wheeling.

At least in the groups I wheel in, we have no issues whatsoever because we never let alcohol get a toe-hold where it could become an issue. I enjoy a cocktail and beer as anyone does but when we're doing technically challenging trails, beer doesn't belong as it can give the driver beer goggles or bravado that can get him or an innocent bystander hurt. Nope, not even one beer in the groups I am in. At the campfire or once we get back to camp and we're done driving for the evening? Sure!
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^ ditto on what he said. Wise words!
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If a cop pulled me over on a particular road I traverse daily and said I was weaving I'd respond, "Weaving? No, sir. I was dodging potholes, sir."
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Anytime a cop gives a warning basically means he wont admit he's wrong. And because he know he is he doesn't give a ticket
How about he/she is being nice. Maybe they didn't write the ticket cause they felt it was an honest mistake and no one got hurt. Or maybe they should let everyone who is weaving and swerving a little go. Then that person could kill someone and you can blame the cop for not doing his job. Just cause you don't get a ticket doesn't mean your not wrong or the cop is.
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How about he/she is being nice. Maybe they didn't write the ticket cause they felt it was an honest mistake and no one got hurt. Or maybe they should let everyone who is weaving and swerving a little go. Then that person could kill someone and you can blame the cop for not doing his job. Just cause you don't get a ticket doesn't mean your not wrong or the cop is.
X2. Ex cop of 10 years here. I've given MANY warnings because of an honest mistake. Just because someone breaks "the law" does not mean they deserve a ticket.
I've worked many accidents where someone got rear ended at a light, stop sign....etc. When I wrote the accident report showing they were at fault, believe me...they will pay. Insurance goes up, points on their license.. Sometimes there is no point in writing a ticket and taking money out of someones pocket. A lot depends on their attitude also.
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he just needed an exuse to f**k with you man, its happened to me a bunch of times.

I guess a cop should just let every weaving Jeep go without checking them out?

The wind was so bad today I was weaving badly. If I got pulled over I wouldn't worry because I wouldn't have been drinking.
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^ exactly why i was weaving like i was. Not to mention the roads are all tore up here in st louis with all this construction. im just saying he could tell from the first 5 seconds that i hadnt been drinking. but he made me walk the line, touch my toes, try to do my abcs backwards...failed the abcs backwards lol...and then made me blow...really all at 430 in the afternoon.
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I dont blame jerry. imo I wouldnt drink before wheeling because I would prolly wreck my jeep on the curb outside macys.

now if youre camping bring it on

on the OPs post. whenever I get pulled over when Ive done nothing wrong I always ask right when he walks up . did I do something wrong? . theres always a pause while he makes something up.- I dont blame them when I get pulled over at 3 am on a friday. any chance they think that there could even be a possibility that someones drunk behind the wheel theyre going to stop you. it doesnt hurt.
nnooowww at 4pm . LoL
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Yes really. Diabetics exhibit the same signs as drunks but no alcohol. Some drunks do not smell of alcohol and can speak clearly. A cop will not know until he investigates. Its more of a C Y A then anything. God forbid something was wrong or a person caused an accident. Even worse what if one of your family/friends got hurt. If you think a cop is bustin your balls for no reason think about what you did or what you didn't think you did. Most of the time people don't realize half the crap they did or do when driving. Take your road test now with all the new/bad habits you pick up over the years and see if you will pass. A nice attitude goes a long way.
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^ oh no he was doing his job and i totally respect that. i just think it was kinda funny the only reason that i got pulled over in the first place is that 1. windy and im driving a box. 2. dips in the road snatch the jeep everywhere. 3. potholes here in st louis are huge! But doing the whole nine yards at 430 pm when you can see i was coming from Mickey D's because of all the yummy food in the passenger seat waiting for me! but nooo im drunk.
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I can definitely see where Jerry is coming from with his group...for rock climbing or potentially dangerous trails, I wouldn't want ANY alcohol in me, but personally I have no issue with people driving after a drink or more provided they aren't a lightweight who's still buzzing and they've taken ample time to sober up. If they're feeling fine and I know em well enough to know that they're not someone who would insist they're fine after a fifth of _______, I'd trust their judgment.

It's a touchy subject all around though...so if one group insists on NO alcohol and another group has a 12 pack in a cooler at the beginning of the trail and 2 beers left at the end, I really ain't gonna get too involved in who's right and who's wrong. lol

In the end it all comes down to, if you get pulled over or in a wreck and you blow over...you're screwed. Simple as that.

And with that, I'm going to go prepare for my hangover. Goodnight folks
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^ oh no he was doing his job and i totally respect that. i just think it was kinda funny the only reason that i got pulled over in the first place is that 1. windy and im driving a box. 2. dips in the road snatch the jeep everywhere. 3. potholes here in st louis are huge! But doing the whole nine yards at 430 pm when you can see i was coming from Mickey D's because of all the yummy food in the passenger seat waiting for me! but nooo im drunk.
Or stoned...with all that Mickey D's...
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Anytime a cop gives a warning basically means he wont admit he's wrong. And because he know he is he doesn't give a ticket
Actually in some states, once an officer conducts a traffic stop they must either, A. write a ticket, B. issue a written warning, C. make an arrest. Not all officers are looking to write a ticket on every stop. Sometimes we just want to error on the side of caution.

Also, why not a DUI at 4:30. Surprisingly one of the best times to get a DUI is... believe it or not, sunday morning after the sun is up. People will drink so much saturday night, go to sleep, wake up and still be drunk. Alcaholics drink all day. I've dealt with people first thing in the morning that are drunk. So by 430 they would still be drunk. Also DUI, depending on how the law is worded, does not mean drunk. Could mean he suspected you be under influence of pills, weed, meth, crack, etc. U see where i'm goin with it.
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^ exactly why i was weaving like i was. Not to mention the roads are all tore up here in st louis with all this construction. im just saying he could tell from the first 5 seconds that i hadnt been drinking. but he made me walk the line, touch my toes, try to do my abcs backwards...failed the abcs backwards lol...and then made me blow...really all at 430 in the afternoon.
Yeah, it has been windy here in the STL area, I was driving home on 255 and turned into the wind and dropped about 5mph so I snugged up behind an 18wheeler LOL

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