By Anonymous - 26/06/2012 03:26 - United States - Metamora
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Not your fault op. Who pays attention to where they park when a cop pulls them over? All you'd be doing is praying you don't get a ticket.
You do have the right. A parking lot would seem like a comfortable place, in my opinion. I don't have my license, but if I ever got pulled over (heavens forbid), I would go somewhere like a parking lot. It isn't like the cop told OP to stop RIGHT there or die. It was OP's decision.
9- There are plenty of people that believe you need to pull over the exact second the lights go on. There has been more then one case where I have seen someone block traffic because they stopped right in the middle of the road instead of driving another 100 feet into a parking lot. Every time I have gotten pulled over, I always drove until the first chance I could pull off the road or into a parking lot. I have never been sited for running from an officer.
I believe you do have a right to pull over to a spot that you feel more comfortable. However, I did that once and had the cop follow me just an extra block. He was so annoyed that it took me a while to pull over and asked me-- why I was running? I wasn't sited for running from an officer but it did seem to get him in a bad mood. Cops in a bad mood give out extra tickets. ):
Ydi for getting a ticket in the first place. On top of that you ruined someones funeral, Gj.
Maybe you should drive more safely / keep your car maintained, then the cop wouldn't have had reason to pull you over and you would have never pulled into the parking lot. Sorry, you deserved it.
The first time I was ever pulled over, it was because my car happened to match the description of a car that had just left the scene of a robbery. I was hit with every ticket possible while the cop waited for the proof that I didn't do it. Did I deserve that? I guess where I'm going with this is you can't always plan ahead. Shit happens.