Got Pulled over for No Reason TodaySubmitted by sumpm1 on Wed, 07/04/2012 - 23:09
I am visiting family in Danville Illinois, and I am from Texas, so I have out of state plates. I was driving home from Walmart, I had my oil changed there. I was driving back to my uncle's place, doing 33 in a 35 mph zone. Well a cop got behind me and followed me through two turns. I have always had a feeling that police have discriminated against out of state plates. Well I stopped at a gas station, went inside for two minutes, then left the gas station. When I got back on the road, the cop got behind me again. Soon after I was pulled over, with two cop cars behind me, and one cop car in front of me. When the cop approached me, he and the other cops had their hands on their holsters, and treated me like I had a weapon. I was asked for ID and I was not friendly. I told the cop I thought they were messing with me because of where my plates were from. They ended up saying "well you were under the speed limit back there, and your plates are from Texas, and we get a lot of drug traffic through here, we have a lot of crime, and Texas is near Mexico, so you understand all of these things are suspicious right?" they ended up running a k9 around my car. Then they said "well we can't give you a ticket cause you haven't done anything, so have a nice day."