Had the most unusual interaction with a Highway Patrol trooper yesterday.

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Not bashing anyone and I have no idea why it went this way.

I was driving down the road and flew thru a red light. Had my head completely up my arse. Really only missed it by a fraction of a second. Think I’ll just surrender my license because I’m a menace to society. Maybe move off to an old folks farm.

Anyway there was a trooper in his Smokey car sitting right there first in line on the side of the intersection. I saw him and immediately waved I was pulling off the next opportunity I got to which was probably a quarter of a block.

Rolled the window down and made my hand visible.

He walks up and says ‘Don’t do that again.’ turned around and walked off. I responded yes sir.

Guess it was my lucky day. Didn’t kill anyone and didn’t get a ticket. Probably should have gone to the casino.

Any of you guys ever have anything similar?
 

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Sometimes they (OHP) get a rash of **** if they try to write stuff that is not on a state highway or interstate and really a city only jurisdiction infraction. Depends on the county.
I am pretty sure the OHP has unlimited jurisdiction in Oklahoma. However, understand priorities on what OHP should be enforcing.
 

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I use to get stopped quite a bit due to my lead foot. My wife get so mad because I never get a ticket. Everytime I get stopped the first thing she says is, “maybe they will take you to jail this time”, “If they would take you to jail just for one night, it would void all of the times I got a ticket.” I just roll my eyes at her and laugh.

My dad was a retired Georgia State Trooper and he taught my brother and I things to do and how to behave if we ever get stopped by the Cops.
If during the day, stop immediately when they pull up behind you, roll all the windows down so they can see inside the car/truck while walking up, keep hands in the 2pm and 10pm position on the steering wheel and if it is at night, do all the same and turn on interior lights. And be curious and polite. All of this goes a long way at putting them at ease. And make sure you hand them your gun license if you have one.

My wife once got stopped twice in one day by the same cop and received two tickets. LOL!!!! Yes, she has a very sarcastic personality and it doesn’t help when she gets stopped. I will tell that story sometime. lol
 

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If you had kept driving until he pulled you over, you would have gotten a citation. The admission of guilt is sometimes all a person needs to forgive a transgression.
This is probably why.

Of all the times I've been pulled over, only once did I not know exactly why I was being stopped. I start the conversation off with "Well, that was pretty stupid of me, wasn't it". You would be surprised how many times that gets the cop to giggling or a smile. I'm almost sure I have gotten a verbal warning a few times due to that.
 

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1. Was going to work early one morning at dark thirty, headed west on I-40, and a big tall burly looking black trooper pulled me over for speeding.....warranted stop because I knew that I doing about 20 over the limit.

He ask for license and registration and then ask if I knew why he pulled me over and being completely honest and in these exact words I said, "yes sir it's because I've got my head up my a$$ this morning and was speeding".

I guess that he'd never heard someone admit that they had their head up their a$$ before and he got a big grin on his face, told me to slow down and let me go without a ticket or warning.

2. Going duck hunting several years ago real early one morning and I peeled off at the Purcell exit to grab a couple frying pan size apple fritters on the way to the blind and was about 1/2 way through town and the lights came on behind me and I thought to myself Oh Crap.....young-ish Purcell cop walked up and said that he saw my Vietnam veteran Okla. tag and just wanted to thank me for my service, nice gesture on his part.
 

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