*photo from my instagram
This may not be the best info to publicly disclose on the www, but I will take my risks.
I recently got pulled over for speeding. It had been several years…(the majority of my driving mishaps happened in my teens-go figure). I will put the spoiler at the beginning. I got out of the ticket. How did I weasel out of it? The same way Reese Witherspoon just allegedly tried to get her husband out of a DUI here in the ATL.
A few months ago (I was about four months pregnant), driving home on the freeway after 9pm at night. I had to use the restroom, and when you are pregnant, the urgency is times ten. So, without realizing it I was lead footing it. Only a few exits from home and that is all I had on my mind. I caught myself at 80mph in a 65 and slowed down. Guess it wasn’t in time. A minute later I saw the cop lights behind me.
The copper said he had been trailing me for a few exits and caught me at 80mph in a 55. Oh snap. He asked me why I was speeding, to which I blurted out my honest reply, “Because I am pregnant and I gotta pee REAL bad.” I am so graceful I know. Luckily he must have detected I was being truthful (or didn’t want to see the pregnant lady have an urgent and awkward situation before his eyes) because he let me off with a warning and a scolding. “Next time just pull over at the nearest exit.” Lesson learned. I am now in the system so that excuse won’t fly a second time.
I am by no means proud of this mind you. It gave me a heart attack to get pulled over (my heart races whenever I see a police car no matter what, and I am that obvious driver who slams on the breaks) and almost cry every time. Can someone explain this? I can’t…
So there you have my somewhat embarassing and slightly humorous account of how I was spared a $150 speeding fine on the highways of Atlanta. Have you been spared of a ticket before? Do tell..
HAPPY CINCO DE MAYO!