so we left from eating in Springfield getting ready to go over to the theaters to catch “I Am Legend”. we were stuck at a light that didn’t permit right turns on red. so we sat.
we watched a car make an illegal U-turn in front of us. in fact – that car that busted the U-ie, didn’t have any headlights on. not that it mattered, it was only dark outside.
when the light finally changed, we went ahead and turned right. and saw lights come on behind us.
i’m wondering wtf could we have gotten pulled over for. not like we were speeding. or ran a red light. or busted an illegal U-turn with no headlights on in the dark.
then we realized that the decal stickers weren’t updated. but they’re not expired… it’s still 2007. the stickers were right there in the glove box, good and ready through 2009. we pulled it out to show we had them, just forgot to stick them on.
OFFICER R.D. Robinson, the fine officer that he is – must have ran our tags and saw that our decals were not updated. paying attention to real law breakers such as ourselves, he must have been distracted running our tags and missed seeing the illegal U-turn with no headlights.
so instead of just letting us off with a warning (because really it would only take a split second to stick them on the plate) we were issued a ticket for “improper display of tags”.
we were informed that we would not get a ticket for “expiration” on the tags since they weren’t expired, but since we received the new 2009 stickers – it needs to go on immediately or its considered an IMPROPER DISPLAY OF TAGS.
finally the fine officer comes back and issues his ticket to make quota, err – make the roads safer from improper displays of tags.
after he left, i reviewed the information on the common, prepayable offenses document he provided. i couldn’t even locate the violation on the sheet! it must be pretty bad if it’s not even posted. i have to call in and talk to someone…
so take heed my fellow friends – if you’re in the Springfield, VA area – keep you’re nose clean!
you might get stuck making a donation of $20.00 + **$62.00 Processing FEE….
OFFICER R.D. Robinson is watching out for you law breakers!