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Old 07-29-2004, 01:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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11:30pm on June 21st, 2004.

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93 North in Hooksett New Hampshire.

If you aren't familiar with the road, it's basically an open 4 lane highway that's been recently paved. I was on my way north to meet up with some friends at a campground. Of course, New Hampshire is very rural, and there is no one on the road at that hour, so I figured to make time and cruise at about 115-130.

I fly by exit 9, and I didn't see there was a cop sitting farther up on the exit. By the time he caught up to me, I was approaching the tollbooths at exit 11. This was about a distance of 3 miles. My radar detector didn't go off once.

So I see the lights behind me, and first thing comes to mind; "shit."

I pull over, the cop comes up to me, and says; "please step out of the vehicle."

"put your hands on the hood"

"you're under arrest for reckless driving"

Handcuffs hurt like ass. They aren't comfortable at all. So now I am standing there (side of the highway) while the cop takes down my information, handcuffs and all, and all I can think of is "these are killing my upper arm"

He asks "will i find anything I am not supposed to in your car?

a smug reply "maybe a quart of oil in the trunk"

After searching my car for 2 minutes, he's impressed on how clean my car is.

"you really keep it clean"

After this, another state police officer comes along and they get to talking with me and everything, all the fun times.

So I get to the station, and they book me. They take my photo, fingerprints, everything. I got to use my cell phone, and the minute I came insdie, they took off my handcuffs. (sitting in a car with handcuffs on behind your back sucks)

Two days ago, I had court at Hooksett District Court. My uncle drove me up there, and it took me about 1 hour to get up there.

The state police officer said "the minimum fine is this"

So I signed things and agreed to go along with it.

I can't drive in NH now for 60 days. and 900 Dollars later...Im free of the court system!

New Hampshire and Massachusetts(my home state) share a reciprocation law for certain offenses(mostly drunk driving) so I am waiting to see what the state is going to do (in regards to taking away my license)

Keep in mind, I've had several priors. Mostly speeds greater then 100, operating left of center, and such.


I know it's hard to do with a bimmer, but I am so not going to speed anymore. My insurance has reached an all time high of 406 dollars a month, along with my car payment of 569.

If I lose insurance coverage, that means I lose the car. If you don't have insurance on a vehicle that's got a lien on it, they reposess it.

So, A lesson out there to those who speed. Be careful! because it sucks not being able to drive.
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Old 07-29-2004, 05:48 PM   #2 (permalink)
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that is a sad story . it is always fun to drive fast untill you get caught.

then you realize how much it wasn't worth it to speed. ghead
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Old 07-29-2004, 06:24 PM   #3 (permalink)
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*sigh* that sux =( hope all goes well for u
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Old 07-29-2004, 06:57 PM   #4 (permalink)
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And that's why I've never been over 85MPH. Period. And I've had three speeding tickets. Texas is pretty lenient though. I've had them all expunged. My record is still clean. I'm still paying an ungodly $300/mo.
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Old 07-29-2004, 07:08 PM   #5 (permalink)
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That is a real shame, Chuck.

I got caught speeding several times (doing about 70km in 50km local zone, lol).

My lesson was not as painful as yours. I only speed (really speed) at the local race track only. Full throttle to your heart's desire with no worries.

Go find a race track for your speeding urges.
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Old 07-29-2004, 08:09 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Old 07-29-2004, 09:37 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Sorry to hear about that man.

I don't know why people think they are safer speeding when it's dark... you can't see very far and cops can be anywhere.

Your radar detector didn't go off because his radar was off and he just caught up to you, glanced at his speedometer and siad '115'
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Old 07-29-2004, 11:52 PM   #8 (permalink)
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you should have just kept going and gone through the speed-pass at 145, lol.

That sucks dude, i hope eerything turns out better.
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i was racing kid last summer in my 99 trans-am and i got clocked at 136 MPH and as i get off my exit the cop pulls me over.... so on the fly i make up this story about how the car that i killed was "chasing" me and mad e it seem like i was a victim of road rage (when in reality i juss waxed this monte carlo) the cop believed it and asked if i had a cell phone... so like a dumbass i said yes and he said "son you shoulda called us instead of trying to run from him.... i lived like 2 miles away thank god and told the cop i was juss trying to make it home and he ended up believing me and wrote me up for 85 in a 70... morale of the story is.... if ever pulled over for speeding at a ridculous speed.... act like a scared bitch and lie!
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Old 07-30-2004, 09:03 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Originally posted by Chuck IT 2002@Jul 29 2004, 01:52 PM
Of course, New Hampshire is very rural, and there is no one on the road at that hour, so I figured to make time and cruise at about 115-130.
I was gonna say thats no big deal, 115/130 in a 80 zone. Wait - MPH, not KM like here in Canada. Thats fast.

Probably all for the best though (easy for me to say) - drive normal speeds on public roads, and take er to the track to go that fast!
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Wow, that really sucks about your monthly insurance bill. For first time offenders, I'd suggest seeing if you can find a lawyer that specializes in traffic law in the area. Here in Westchester, my lawyer was able to get my speeding infraction reduced to 'disobeying a traffic control device' with no impact on my insurance. He attended court on my behalf too, so I didn't have to take any time off from work. Yes I still had to pay a hefty fine, plus the lawyer's fees, but I'll take that one-time charge over an ongoing monthly increase from my insurance company any day. I think the courts just want to collect their money and don't really care to screw you insurance-wise, especially if you are a first time offender.
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Old 07-30-2004, 02:43 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Lost my Lisence for going 110 in a 50 back with my Acura Integra my senior year of HS...Insurance Surcharge only went up $125 a YEAR...don't know how that happened...but my Ls was gone for 3 months and I paid $300 in fines and $700 to a lawyer...
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that sucks.. I always assumed htat unless you're drunk or get in an accident there's really nothing that would cause a cop to cuff you on the side of the road.

momoney where in westchester are you from? i'm in chappaqua
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