Good Leo incident - sort of....

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    Good Leo incident - sort of....

    I was speeding earlier this week and pulled over by Ohio state patrol.

    Unfortunately I had misplaced my drivers license and had only my ccw permit for ID.

    He asked if I had a valid D without a comment or question on the ccw or any weapons.

    7 minutes later I was on my way with a deserved $110 speeding ticket.

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    What is it with state troopers? They seem to be that way from state to state, giving out tickets instead of verbals.

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    Sounds like a sensible cop.

    Only $110? You must have been going 3 mph over...
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    Quote Originally Posted by LM2024 View Post
    What is it with state troopers? They seem to be that way from state to state, giving out tickets instead of verbals.
    With all respect, that is their job and the Ohio State Patrol is known for being tough about enforcement. Actually, per Ohio's Concealed Carry Law you must have at least one additional governmental ID as well as your CCW. So, I'd say he got a break.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LM2024 View Post
    What is it with state troopers? They seem to be that way from state to state, giving out tickets instead of verbals.
    Was the op speeding? Is speeding against the law? Seems pretty simple to me.

    By the way, I've received more than my fair share.

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    With Virginia State Troopers I have heard they have an open door policy...If they have to open their door your getting a ticket that is the policy. I simply don't give them a reason to open their door and it seems to be working. My wallet appreciates it as well.
    Funny thing is I don't really care about the cost of the fine as it is a drop in the bucket compared to the 'fine' you'll be served with by your insurance provider. The insurance company is the one I fear.

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    How do you misplace your DL, but not your CCW permit? Mine are both in the wallet, the wallet is in my pants. Nothing is misplaced. The OP was stopped for speeding and couldn't produce a valid DL. He's lucky he only got what he got.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LM2024 View Post
    What is it with state troopers? They seem to be that way from state to state, giving out tickets instead of verbals.
    I'm not a trooper but I suspect they have been informed by their superiors to write citations for the money considering the state of the country, their budgets etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LM2024 View Post
    What is it with state troopers? They seem to be that way from state to state, giving out tickets instead of verbals.
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    The primary function of State Highway Patrols, and in many jurisdictions State Police (they are not exactly the same), is to enforce traffic laws. The reason they write more tickets than municipal and county cops is because that is their primary duty. I'm not saying that troopers never give warnings, they do, but seeing as their primary job is to write tickets, they give less.

    I'm a municipal cop. My primary job is to place criminal charges, getting a warning from me on a criminal charge is much like getting a warning on a traffic charge from a trooper. It happens, but not really that often.

    If I wanted to spend all day working wrecks and writing tickets I would have gone to work for the Highway Patrol, if guys that went to work for the SHP wanted to take reports on criminal offenses and make criminal arrests all day, they would have gone to work for municipal police departments.

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    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post
    Sounds like a sensible cop.

    Only $110? You must have been going 3 mph over...
    My wife's ticket averaged out to $14.00 for each mile per hour over the speed limit. $140.00 for 10 over... but she was actually going faster than that! Nice copper gave her a break.
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    Tx troopers main function is traffic enforcement.... 99/100 are getting tickets....
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    Quote Originally Posted by LM2024 View Post
    What is it with state troopers? They seem to be that way from state to state, giving out tickets instead of verbals.
    Where in any state law does it say that the penalty for any moving violation is a "verbal"?

    The penalties are monetary fines, not words.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LM2024 View Post
    What is it with state troopers? They seem to be that way from state to state, giving out tickets instead of verbals.
    Whats with someone thinking they shouldn't get a ticket when they are breaking traffic laws?
    The HP/SP have a job to do. If your not paying attention, or think they aren't going to catch you intentionally breaking the law, why should that have any reason to "cut you slack"? I've gotten tickets before. I didn't like getting them, but I deserved them. If they decide to give you a break that's fine. If they decide not to, then that is their decision.

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    Based on your description, it does sound like the LEO cut you some slack. In some parts, you can be big trouble without the proper I.D.
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