Stopped once again doing 72 in a 55 zone by another Maine State Trooper.
This time I was in a hurry to get home. I had driven over 250 miles so far going from job to job, was on an empty stomach and I wanted to get home.
Always lovely to see the pretty blue lights racing up behind you when you are in the middle of no where but they get your attention quickly when you know you are speeding.
It was a younger State Trooper this time. So car goes off, window down, interior light on and hands on wheel with fingers spread and thumbs interlocked.
He walked right up and said license and registration. I know I don't have to inform but I do and told him before I reached for anything. I told him I was armed, I have my permit and it is on my right hip. He said ok and that was the last mention of the gun.
So I give him my DL/papers and told him I knew I was exceeding the posted limit and it had been a long day and I wanted to get home. I told him I know that is not an excuse for my speed but it was the truth.
He went back to his cruiser and in about three, maybe four minutes returned. Told me to slow down a tad and have a nice night. I told him thank you and went on my way.
Now I don't know if Maine State Troopers don't like to write tickets. I don't know if my CFP helps or me just being honest but getting out of doing 17 over the posted limit twice with nothing but a verbal both times makes me wonder if the CFP does not make a difference.
I honestly thought I was getting a ticket this time. I deserved it and would not have contested it. I know I will still break the posted limit but I do know that I am going to slow down on Route 9 in Maine. I have no plans on finding out of the 3rd time will be when I get hit with almost a two hundred dollar fine.
Stopped once again doing 72 in a 55 zone by another Maine State Trooper.Am
Am a member of a Sheriff's Merit Board and the chief deputy mentioned one time at a meeting that in his 20 years in police work, 'few have talked him out' of a ticket but 'many have talked him into' a ticket being mouthy.