I got pulled over for an expired registration - 2 in the morning.
I pulled into a parking lot on the side of the road.
Cop explained the expired reg. car has to be towed. Good enough my fault - I must have missed the registry notification - won't get any argument from me - ya got me.
He called for the tow truck, I asked where it's going to be towed to...
He points across the street - "the lot's right there".
And I mean - DIRECTLY across the street, the gate was exactly opposite where I was parked. Not 10 feet further down the road - but right THERE.
I asked - "couldn't I just drive it over there instead of towing it??"
No sir - the car can't be driven on the road.
mind you - it's 2am and there's NO other traffic - nothing but crickets.
"I'd be willing to just push it over, it's very flat, an easy push..."
"No sir, the car cannot go on the road" - now talking to ME like *I* have some kind of mental problem not understanding that the car can't be on the road!
... well, not to argue the point, but I could always push my dirt bike on the road if the engine wasn't running, you sure I can't legally push a non running car across a road?
"No sir the car cannot go on the road."
To make matters worse we had to sit and wait over half an hour for the tow truck to show up.
Tow truck finally showed up - the drive's first words were - "be easier to just drive it over".
no sir... the car can't go on the road. - I almost answered for him.
So the driver hooked it up - drove it into the lot and put it back down.
$65 tow fee.
It's easy to lose respect for the police at times like that.
I know one bad egg doesn't represent them all - but I also seem to meet a lot of bad eggs.