11:30pm on June 21st, 2004.
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.
2002 325i Oriental Blue Pearl