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post #1 of 15 Old 04-09-2012, 10:17 AM Thread Starter
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The wife and I were driving out into eastern Oregon on a nice sunny day and I wasn't paying attention to speed and got hit for 76 in a 55 but the cop nicely wrote it down to 75. More than 20 over the limit and it's mandatory court. I think it was cause when he asked my if I knew why he stopped me I told him that yeah, I was speeding. Was a nice day and I just wasn't paying attention.
He appreciated the candor so he, as I mentioned, wrote it for only 20 over.

Highway 97 in Oregon is a very lonely stretch of road out in the desert with no side roads and you can see to the horizon. The cop was sitting just over a rise in the road. My own fault.

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Certainly miss living out in OR. Loved rafting the lower Deschutes in summer. Hwy 97 is a stretch to open it up. Sorry you got caught.....Where on 97 did he catch you?

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Certainly miss living out in OR. Loved rafting the lower Deschutes in summer. Hwy 97 is a stretch to open it up. Sorry you got caught.....Where on 97 did he catch you?
Just about Wasco about 35 miles south of the Columbia River from Biggs Junction.

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I guess I'm kinda lucky in that he didn't catch me at 120

The other part was that I have no front plate. He got me headon so I'm surprised he didn't notice. But I didn't remind him either so I didn't get cited for the plate.

It's not a primary offense, but rather a secondary. They can't stop you for it but if they do and they call you on it it's another 150. This fine is for 160 and if I call the court they will knock it down to 80 bux or so.

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Bummer. At least the fine is pretty reasonable, unlike here in Kali.

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Bummer. At least the fine is pretty reasonable, unlike here in Kali.

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I have a Passport Wide band radar/laser but he caught me just as I crested the hill. I should have known better. I was the only one on the road so I had nothing to hide behind.

I should be in the North Bay area the end of this month. Wife and I are gonna try and do the Alcatraz tour. Tried once before but they had it all booked by the time I got there so I should have reserved online. Never had trouble getting INTO jail before. j/k

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Getting it knocked in 1/2, at least that's not too bad.

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I have a Passport Wide band radar/laser but he caught me just as I crested the hill. I should have known better. I was the only one on the road so I had nothing to hide behind.

Yeah, if you are first in line and he is using Ka, you are sunk

I should be in the North Bay area the end of this month. Wife and I are gonna try and do the Alcatraz tour. Tried once before but they had it all booked by the time I got there so I should have reserved online. Never had trouble getting INTO jail before. j/k Now that's funny!

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At least he was nice.. sorry you had to deal with this.. good reminder to slow down tho



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My friend always call it the "speeding tax". He just sees it as an added cost to drive faster than anyone else.

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At least he was nice.. sorry you had to deal with this.. good reminder to slow down tho
He was nice cause I was polite and didn't mouth off to him. If I had, you can be sure it would have been 76 (mandatory court appearance).

Besides, he was just doing his job.

I bought this car to drive fast. Still trying to get the rush I got in my BA/FC and 212 MPH (on the dragstrip) but that ain't gonna happen. 130 was the best I have gotten before it hit the governor. Actually, I'd like to hit our governor. Kitzhauber is such a dick. But I digress ...

The way was wide open (well, except for the sheriff ) and I didn't endanger anyone else. It was high desert and laser straight roads for a distance. You can see anything. Well, except the sheriff.

On the main highways and freeways I never go above 8 or 9 over. The local Portland cops are not nice. Triple digits are automatically a tow for your ride and an evening at the Hillsboro Hilton (Washington County Jail).

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