posted on Mar, 18 2014 @ 12:34 PM
reply to post by gladtobehere
These incidents are getting out of control. My daughter was speeding and was stopped by the police a few weeks ago while taking her BF to work. The
way the cop treated her, a 19 year old girl and her 20 year old boyfriend, was just unreal. She was very scared and said she didn't know what was
going to happen to her. She was threatened, pulled out of her car, searched, threw all of her belongings on the side of the highway as he was
searching her vehicle, then made to do the field sobriety tests on the side of the road because he said she "looked" lethargic. Oh, his "probable
cause" was her car smelled like marijuana. It doesn't/didn't, it smells like her perfume mixed with the restaurant she works for. Nothing at all
like he claimed.
It was 6:45 a.m. on a Saturday. She worked until after 1:00 a.m. the night before. She came home after and I saw her that morning bc I was headed to
work myself, so I know she wasn't impaired. No one should feel like that, or be treated like that, just for being stopped for speeding.
But, the more I hear what is happening to people in America, I feel that she is actually pretty lucky as it could have been much worse. It was a very
traumatic experience for her though and hopefully she will not be speeding or doing anything else in order to be stopped again. I actually am much
more careful when out and about than I used to be myself.