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userbronco April 24, 2014 at 07:35 am
And when / if you do get pulled over, don't bother asking the cop for a warning , unless you haveRead More large breasts, or are politically connected you're getting a ticket. Your main concern is not the fine its the points on the DL . . You should ask the cop if they will reduce the ticket a little , most times they will drop it enough to no get any points (less than 15 over in Georgia is no points) If the cop won't reduce it. Then you should wait a couple weeks and call the prosecutors office. They will often reduce it or agree to not report the violation to the state in exchange for you paying the fine without going to court and clogging up their court system But that's always your last resort . If everyone that got a ticket went to court the court system would collapse . Too bad most people don't. Every hour the cop is in court is an hour he is not out harassing more drivers for minor violations . Because if you plead guilty and find out later that the scumbag city didn't actually have a permit from the state to operate radar in that particular street ( as Forest Park, Jonesboro and several other money hungry towns recently got caught doing) then you can't sue em later . If you challenge it in court and lose , and find out later the city is in violation of some requirement then you can sue em .
userbronco April 24, 2014 at 07:49 am
Oh and wHen the revenue collection officer asks to search your. Vehicle , " I don't consent toRead More searches " is what you need to practice saying . If you have something obviously illegal in plain sight they can seach. Otherwise you have to give Them permission. Which they need or they wouldn't be ASKING. They'd be telling you they're gonna search . When you refuse them permission they will huff and puff and threaten to call in the drug dog. Blah blah.blah Bring it on steroid head . Then you say "am I under arrest or am I free to go?".
Pam Hamburg April 24, 2014 at 09:28 am
userbronco, you are 110% right. They have NO right to search your vehicle. Of course, they areRead More allowed to peer through the glass to see what they can see, but without a suspicion or proof, they have no right searching your glove compartment, trunk, etc. Yes, say 'am I being detained or am I free to go'? Also, don't roll your window down all the way...you don't have to. About 4 or 5 inches suffices. Stand firm with that one. Be polite, but be firm. Be quiet except when asked a question, then use good judgment in answering. Keep saying 'am I being detained or am I free to go'? Holding court on the side of the road is not a good idea. If they persist in asking you if they can search your vehicle, politely tell them they will have to get a warrant. At all times, be courteous, but FIRM. Know your rights!
Don't do it. (Patch file photo.)
John Strother April 6, 2014 at 11:03 am
Vincent Careatti, I see your posts and they are either about I-66 or Route 7. it seems you get offRead More the I-66 to get onto local roads when I-66 backs up. Does that make you want to use cut through and speed? Sounds like it to me. I want the police to keep an eye on you. Because of your cut through driving, you make it very unsafe for my neighbors children, the elderly and myself. Stay on your I-66 commuter traffic route and stay the heck out of places you don't belong. You are making things worst being there. You are the traffic many people don't want driving in their neighborhoods. You don't live there, don't visit or do business there, so you just don't belong there.
Lisa April 6, 2014 at 11:46 am
Part of the problem is the length of the traffic cycles. Miss the light and one can end up waiting 5Read More minutes to get going again, and in some cases have to go through multiple cycles to get through the intersection. In our society of impatience, people start doing other things like texting and reading email, then continue to finish up what they are doing once the traffic moves again. I see that every morning that I drive to work.
Alvin Clinton Hicks, Jr. April 6, 2014 at 09:27 pm
All this is simply proof that the regions police departments are not doing their jobs. All policeRead More officers are responsible to traffic duty when on duty. Most have an attitude to justify not doing this responsibly. Yet the death toll and injury toll is rising in every region across the nation. The last year's death toll was over 43,000. With serious injury's in the hundreds of thousands! And Fairfax is no exception. Most police officers think that they are supposed to get paid overtime on what is called 'auxilary' traffic duty assignments on $overtime$. And the dispatch offices are in on it as well. They get thousands of calls daily with traffic complaints directly involving improper Motor Vehicle Operator driving in any given area thru out Fairfax and most go ignored. Yet someone will call in a redundant call by comparison and the patrolling officers on duty will respond to it instead of the thousands involving even reckless driving reports! Bottom line? It is such gross negligence it is simply criminal in and upon itself! Emails. Written letters. Phone call reports about same being received about Motor Vehicle Operator small and big infractions and what is being done about it? A patrol officer will be sent out to investigate a kitty cat being stuck in a tree instead by dispatch, backed up by the on duty officer of the shift? And what is the departments sworn duty and oat to office and position? "To Serve and Protect". And what major subject issue is killing and injuring people more than any other? The Motor Vehicle Operator.
Doreen Sibeth Adams, 21, of the 12800 block of Effingham Court in Woodbridge, is charged with 1 count of receiving stolen property and 1 count of obtaining money by false pretenses.
lynda April 2, 2014 at 09:21 am
Apparently Ms.Adams and her cross earrings forgot one of the commandments of "thou shalt notRead More STEAL". What a hypocrite.
Rick Young April 2, 2014 at 10:52 am
Need to make penalties MUCH harsher to discourage more people from breaking the law. No one ha anRead More excuse for breaking the laws.
Jesus Ramerez April 6, 2014 at 12:14 pm
Guess the welfare checks weren't big enough.
Photo from WUSA9 via Twitter.
Tom Rossing March 31, 2014 at 04:41 pm
O.K. Patch, how do you search a dead man?
mc6 March 31, 2014 at 06:42 pm
Yeah, your title could use re-wording.
Screen grab of snatch theft from WMATA video.
CS March 29, 2014 at 09:41 am
Um, wait... What? Did he just blame the victims and not the punks who commit the crime?Read More "Metro Transit Police Chief Ron Pavlik told the station he believes the increase is because more people are standing on station platforms or aboard trains transfixed by their smartphones."
taffy/toby March 29, 2014 at 04:52 pm
can't wait till our train system comes to Reston!
Officer Vanessa Russell.
Tom Higgins March 26, 2014 at 11:38 am
We hear so much bad publicity about our police officers, it is good to hear a praise! GOOD JOBRead More OFFICER RUSSELL!!!!
Michele March 31, 2014 at 07:57 am
Our officers do good every day, but rarely get "caught" or acknowledged for doing so. ItRead More is wonderful to hear about this, and thank you Officer Russell!