After a long night of cleaning boats and then playing on the beach with Cody, I drove over to Holly and Jordin’s to take Cody home. Then when I left at 12:30, I just made a baby stop at the stop sign and most unfortunately there was a cop in the midst and I got pulled over for not stopping. Poo.
The bright lights of the police cars were just blinding me in my rearview mirror.
Officer asked me for license, insurance, and registration.
I gave him my license.
I had no insurance info with me, since insurance just kicked in at midnight.
And as for registration… it had expired 2.5 years ago. Bugger.
Even a bigger bugger, and the biggest bugger of all, is that Mom and I put an extra unexpired registration sticker from a different car on my license plates last summer. Realized it wasn’t registered and didn’t want to pay $100 to register it for the month I had left to drive it, so for some reason we thought it’d be okay with a different sticker on it.
Can I just tell you now, don’t put fake stickers on your plates. :) It’s pretty dumb and I don’t know what we were thinking, but I kind of forgot about it until today, but now it’s all I’m thinking about.
So Officer was asking me about it and I played dumb for a minute, and realized that was bad bad bad. So I told him that yes, we put the sticker from the other car on there because I didn’t want to register it for that last month I’d be driving it. And before that, I don’t think I really realized it was unregistered because I don’t pay attention to things like that and nobody else cares much about that car. And I only drive it for like three months out of the year.
I have to appear in court on the 20th of July. If I don’t go, there will be a warrant for my arrest basically. On the ticket thing he gave me it says misdemeanor for faulty use of registration/plates or something. Apparently I’m a criminal now. :) That’s kind of a problem I think. Another problem… there’ll be a fine. Another problem… I have to register the car now before I can drive it again, but they took my old registration info and both of my license plates for evidence or something. Weird.
The life of a criminal is not the best, especially when you’re trying to prepare for a mission. :D
Now for some good news. I didn’t get a ticket for not stopping at a stop sign. And… I just saved a bundle on car insurance by switching to geico.