fast4popper Posted May 23, 2005 Report Share Posted May 23, 2005 I'm generally not one to bitch but here is a story I have to tell you all and let me know what you think. My wife and I were on the way home from the hardware store tonight and I figured I would show her the house boat that I just finished wiring for Home theater install (nice boat). it was out of our way but we were rid of the kid for the weekend and had nothing better to do. ON our way home from the boat we took a few back roads to enjoy the scenery, when I looked behind me there were the lights of an unmarked Iowa state trooper. I pulled over as I should and was more than polite to him, I mean why piss him off right.? any way he proceeded to look at my truck and told me that he pulled me over for window tint. At this time he was reaching his hand into my truck and proceeding to try and fell the window tint on the windshield, I have (had) the whole windshield tinted with 35% film. he themn asked for insurance and such and then asked if I have ever been pulled over for tint before. I told him yes in my other car, his responce was "well you wont be driving this one any further tonight" At this time he went back to his car and wrote me a ticket which started to take forever. about 45 minutes later a flatbed pulls up and backs in front of the SS. the cop finally came up and I asked what he was doing, he told me that the truck was unsave to drive and that he was impounding it. I told him he wasnt and if he did he could make my payment this month. he then proceeded to have me sign my ticket and told me how to get it out of impound. at this time I was talkign to the tow truck driver and my wife was asking the cop how to get the truck out on Monday morning. the cop did not have an answer. all he said was the windshield tint has to come off before you can drive it. as this time I caught the end of it and reached into the truck with my finger nail and peeled the tint off with one pull. I looked at him and said "is it safe to drive now?" he said yes you can drive it now but you have to pay the towtruck driver. I cant blame the towtruck guy so I paid him and right in front of the cop gave him a tip and told him to go and have a few beers "on me" tonight. I then went to the back of the truck and proceeded to load the stuff that i had taken out because I wanted to continue the remodels to the house that I was doing and I had supplies and tools that I had taken out and put on the ground. the cop then proceeded to ask me if my tonno cover was water tight. I told him " I dont F--ing know I dont sleep back there" and then asked him if I could leave and he said yes. I have a court date on the 23rd of june that I will be at, with a lawyer, I will get my tow truck fees back and also will get this "un safe equipt ticket" reduced to a tint ticket. Does anyone have any insight on this? is window tint a impoundable ticket?? this cop in my opinion was throwing hiw authoriity around, mind you I was nice till I saw that tow truck show up. then I went nuts! also I am not a punk kid, I am 32 years old and did not deserve this BS! what do you all think? sorry for the typoes! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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