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  •  155 - the electronic speed limiter (3+ / 0-)
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    BlackSheep1, KenBee, bobdevo

    Bumped my old 2003 Mercedes E55 AMG into the electronic nanny on I-90 in Mineral County, Montana, back in 2004 headed to Spokane...

    I actually got stopped by Sheriff Hugh Hopwood, THE Sheriff of Mineral County himself on my return trip, at 110 mph, wherein he yelled at me for a good 10 minutes about how, if I 'want to drive like that, you should go back to California!'... he then proceeded to write me a speeding ticket. Cost? $47.

    Would've been felony reckless driving in California... no, Sheriff Hopwood, I rather prefer Montana's statutes on driving. :-)

    •  I got popped one time outside Kent, Ohio (2+ / 0-)
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      IB JOHN, PaloAltoPixie

      doing 113 mph in my '69 Datsun 2000 Roadster.  The highway patrolman was kinda pissed off, cause he had to do a U-turn to come after me, and he had spilled about a quart of coffee all over the inside of his cruiser.

      We talked cars for a while and then he wrote me up.

      When I went to court, the judge asked me why were you going so fast, I said it was the first warm day of spring and I wanted to blow the carbon out of my engine.

      So he asked me what kind of car do you drive, and I said a Datsun 2000.

      I've got a Datsun 240-Z,  he replied, the officer said you were real polite, so I'm going to fine you $5.00 and costs . . .

      Things were a bit different back in the day

      I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just; that his justice cannot sleep forever. ~Thomas Jefferson

      by bobdevo on Tue Dec 11, 2012 at 07:49:12 AM PST

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