Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Probable Cause

First off, I would like to know what probable cause the Harris County Sheriff deputy pulled me over.  The "reason" he gave was complete BS.  He said that while I was turning right (in a turn only lane, by the way), I did not use my turn signal.

Let's start off by saying that I, in 99.9% of cases, use my turn signal and I am positive that I did this time as well.  Next let's talk about the fact that I saw him as I made the turn, and he was on my left, on the road I was turning on to.  There is NO way he could see whether or not I had actually used my signal.

Now then, I understand that what he was PROBABLY doing was pulling me over to make sure that there wasn't anything shady going on.  But, really?  What could I possibly be doing at 5:15 AM EXCEPT going to work?  If I was out at 2 or 3 AM, and not driving a brand new TOYOTA station wagon, then MAYBE I would understand.

To top it all off, he didn't even give me a ticket, OR a written, or even a verbal warning (not that I am complaining about that really).  He handed my license and insurance back to me and told me to have a nice day.  The only thing that he REALLY accomplished was pissing me off and making me late for work.  Thanks HCSO, for protecting the medical center from a new-Toyota-driving-web-developer-heading-to-work-at-5:15-in-the-morning.  

Carry on.


Anonymous said...

Nice, sounds like profiling to me! You do look rather suspicious. :)

Marmie said...

Do you think you are the only person this happens to? Especially at 5:15 in the morning---you should borrow my white hair!