|“Rolling” through a stop sign||Dodgeville||18||Warning||After many complaints from friends about stopping at yield signs, I roll through a stop sign and get pulled over.|
|Passing in a turn lane in town||Dodgeville||18||Warning||Officer: Do you know it is illegal to pass in a turn lane?
Ingrid: *shocked* No way!
Officer: Yes, especially in town. It is illegal and unsafe.
Ingrid: Are you sure?? I convince the officer that I am pretty certain it is legal to do that if the car in front of you is going exceptionally slow.
|Speeding in town (35+)||Dodgeville||18||Warning||Officer: Why were you speeding.
Ingrid: To see who was in the car in front of me.
Ingrid: Well, I wasn’t sure who the car was in front of me and I thought I knew them… so I sped up to get a better look.
|Random encounter being pulled over||Dodgeville||18||Rolling of Officer’s Eyes||Officer: Why were you pumping your brakes at that intersection? I thought you were signaling me that there was a problem!!
Ingrid: I was pumping the brakes to the music.
Officer: Could you please not do that.
|Radio being too loud in town||Dodgeville||18||Warning||Officer: I could hear you coming all the way down main street.
Ingrid: I find that hard to believe since this is a minivan and the only speakers that work are the factory ones in the front.
Officer: Well, on top of that your license plates letters are a little small.
Ingrid: Is this a real conversation right now?
Officer #2: Sorry ma’am.
|“Breaking in” to someone’s car||Dodgeville||18||Warning||Officer (after blocking me into my own driveway): Ma’am you were seen assisting in the breakin of an abandoned vehicle earlier today.
Ingrid: Um, do you mean my friend’s van which I gave him a ride to in order to lock it up since it got a flat tire there the night before?
Officer: Have a good night.
|Blatantly speeding and running stop sign.||Dodgeville||18||Warning||Officer: What’s going on here?
Ingrid: Those B*tches are throwing sh*t at my CAR!!!
Officer: That’s what I thought (pulls them over)
Ingrid: Drives by and waves.
|Speeding (40 in a 25)||Oregon||24||Ticket
– reduced in court
|Officer: Thanks for being so cooperative *hands me a ticket*
Ingrid: I wouldn’t have been so cooperative if I knew you were going to ACTUALLY TICKET ME!
*** Ticket is reduced to faulty speedometer in court.
|Speeding (70 in a 55)||Stoughton||24||Ticket
– only actual ticket
|Officer: Do you know why…
Ingrid: Yes. — since this is two weeks after getting first speeding ticket reduced… I accept that speeding ticket.
|No license plate (at 4:00am)||McFarland||27||Warning||Officer: I really thought you were going to pass that field sobriety test.
Ingrid: Me too!!
Officer: ** rolls his eyes** Just call a friend and get back in your car.
|Speeding (supposedly)||Madison||27||Warning||Officer: Do you know why you are being pulled over?
Ingrid: I have no clue at all.
Officer: You were speeding.
Ingrid: No I wasn’t.
Officer: Yes you were.
**** Staring contest ensues.
|Speeding (50 in a 35)||Madison||28||Warning||Officer: Do you know why you are being pulled over?
Ingrid: Yes, I was speeding.
Officer: Why are you going so fast?
Ingrid: I’m late for a chocolate festival in Illinois with my Dad.
Officer: Oooohhh, well enjoy that and please slow down.
|Speeding in the country (75 in a 55)||Up North||28||Warning||The highway split and the speed limit went from 65 to 55 and my cruise was still set at 75. Oops.|
|Daytime lights vs. Headlights (at 1:00am)||Dodgeville||30||Warning||Officer: Do you know the difference between daytime running lights and headlights?
Ingrid: No, why?
Officer: You have no rear headlights right now.
Ingrid: Oopsies (note: this is post Blues Fest and my cousin and I are trying to look innocent while we both still have our beer tent drinking bracelets on).
Officer: Just make sure to keep your lights on.
|Speeding in the country (68, in a 55)||Poynette||30||Warning||Officer: Ma’am do you know… ARE YOU SERIOUS? (this is when he recognizes me).
Ingrid: *smiles* Hey you! :) Want some pizza?
Officer: Do you not care how fast you are going?
Ingrid: Well, how fast was I going?
Ingrid: Are you sure?
Ingrid: Huh, well I usually try and stay around 9 miles over, isn’t the usual buffer?
Officer: Doesn’t acknowledge that, just rolls his eyes and tells me to slow down. :)