So I drink a few at my fantasy football draft, and no-one brings chips or cards for the hold-em, so instead of head home to help wifey w/ the kiddos, I do the responsible man law act of heading to the casino for some hands.
In a 2.5 hour time span at the casino (spend 60, go down to 2 dollars, back up to 165, and left with 45)I had 2 little plastic cups of coors lite which is what? a beer and a half?
OK, whatever, I'm now flying thru the ruins of the city of Niagara Falls (NY) at 80mph (40psl). Just a lot of abandoned businesses, and electric power grids from the plant that seperate the city from the casino and american side of the falls and finally come to the city where I pick up full blown ka band.
I look all around, lots of cars, and see a border patrol suv coming at me and turns away and my ka band goes away. I think that was wierd, but maybe they pull over speeders, whatever. So I get into the right hand lane which just opened up, but wait, it closed up like a turning lane, oh well it's dark, sorry, let me squeeze in to the left lane mr. car stranger beside of me, thanx, the ka band goes on and off a bit, so I mute it, and don't do anything stupid.
Then I get full blown ka band behind me, hmm. Again it goes away. And there it goes, a full xmas light display a car behind me. I laugh cause I was'nt speeding, so I figured he was pulling over the car behind me. Nope, it's me. I just sit there, wondering how my v1 failed me, or what I did wrong in my bogey counts, and how I'm gonna write how I finally got busted on this forum.
Well, the trooper (big suv, and the other trooper was doing the car search w/ the flashlight) asks where I was, doin, had I been drinkin etc. I told him the truth, had 2 beers at my draft (ok, almost the truth) and one at the casino. He was cool, told me how he pulled over a dude coming home from his draft the night before with a ton of folders etc. (thats great officer, can I go now?)
Then he asks what happened at that lane switch, (a monkey was lifted off my back, phew, I thought it was the speeding I did 2 miles back.) I told him I was confused. He mentioned the tinted windows (more reason to pull me over) and then put a pen in my face and told me to follow it w/ my eyes. Then he pulled me out and did more pen testing. Then recite the alphabet from D to V, then a step test and finally he told me I was fine and could go. I told him how much I apprecitated them and the job they do hehe. Well, I do appreciate them. I mean it, no seriously
So, save? Encounter? Maybe just an experience. The V1 was mounted high and wired up by the rearview, so I'm not sure if he saw it, I was afraid to grab it.
Maybe the next time my V1 goes off, I'll roll my windows down!