Saturday, May 16, 2009


So I was driving on the 290 today and there was an Amherst police car parked on the meridian in the usual spot. Traffic had slowed down to 55 mph accordingly - except for the guy in the tan SUV that blew by me going at least 70 mph. He was practically on the police car before he slowed down.

I was in the middle lane and Tan SUV Guy pulled/merged in front of me.

Looking in my rear view mirror, I see Amherst Police Guy pull out from his spot and turn his blue flashing lights on.

Here's the disturbing part: Amherst Police Guy drives right past Tan SUV Guy and heads down off the Millersport exit (cutting across all three lanes from the left) and pulls over someone driving a white SUV getting off the 290 - not even the same make as Tan SUV Guy.

Obviously I don't know what happened, but it would be so totally sucky if White SUV Guy ended up getting a ticket.

Does stuff like that happen often? How do you argue with a police officer that you weren't speeding?

That whole scene was just so wrong to me.


Becky said...

Maybe white SUV wasn't wearing a seatbelt or else was chatting on a cell phone, which is much more pulloverable.

Jill said...

You know Becky, I never thought of that! I'm sure that you're right - that was probably the case. I feel a lot better now :)