Thank You, Highway Patrolman.
So, last friday night, after replacing all my signal lights on my ranger to make sure they work, i made a legal right on red while signaling, then the truck bucks from the bad gas still in the aft tank so i pull it over to get out of the stream of traffic.
instantly, a state trooper flies up my ass lights blazing and marches up to the window of my stalled truck.
"I pulled you over for not signaling for a right turn."
"License and insurance, now."
*hand over licence* "i don't have my card yet, i just got this truck two days ago and i don't have my new card yet, but i did transfer the policy from my other truck."
"okay." *walks off*
so then he comes back up, demands i get out of the car, and arrests me for not having insurance and driving on a suspended license, except i never missed paying a ticket, ever.
apparently they suspend your licence if you don't pay a special fee every year after getting a no insurance ticket, except they never told me, i never recieved a letter, and i was never informed when it was suspended.
and he refused to believe i had insurance, and he refused to let me call somebody who could verify it with my policy number.
so i go to jail, spend the next 12 hours being denied a phone call, and the only reason i am even out now is because i snuck my phone past the front door and fired a blind text to my mom saying "jail, help."
so, after posting bond, i just got my insurance card proving i was covered, and whenever i get my court letter i'm gonna march down to the courthouse and slam that bastard down on the counter.
put that in your pipe and smoke it buddy.
so, i watched the tow the grey turd away on a flatbed, but i managed to get it back the next day.
right now, aside the insurance ticket, which i intend to fight, i paid my re-instatement fee, and should be legal in a few days.
in conclusion, Police: there when they want your money, leaving you hang out to dry if you need help.