Well, I have a confession to make:( This morning I was pulled over by the state patrol. I was on my way to work and he got me. I wasn’t running late, I didn’t roll through the stop sign, I hadn’t been drinking. I went around a barrier posted on a road that for no reason should be closed.
They are doing construction on the main highway and have decided to block off other alternate routes to force everyone to use the detour which brings you way out and around to come back into town. There is nothing wrong with the road. No hazardous driving conditions, no construction, nothing. So then why is it closed??? It is 2 miles away from the construction sight! You don’t go anywhere NEAR the sight when you take this side road.
I didn’t argue, I didn’t snap. I was polite and he was polite and thankfully he gave me a warning. He did tell me that it is a misdemeanor in MN to go around a barrier (so that’s what he got me on). He asked if I had any questions and I said no because I was too irritated to ask why the damn road was closed in the first place. I feel like writing a letter to the editor and asking if they can find info on any laws that we may have about closing roads because I couldn’t find anything except closing them during the winter during “hazardous driving conditions”. How can they close a public road for no other reason than they don’t want people on it? If that’s the case I want my road closed and I’m sure everyone else does too. Oh, did I mention that he followed me for a good 4 miles before pulling me over???
Anyone else have any great police stories? Anyone know anything about road laws? I wasn’t able to find much, but didn’t have a lot of time to look either. Come on, share with the group because I’m pretty sure we’ve all had some type of run in with the law!!!