05-31-04, 07:04 AM
So I am taking the family to dinner last nite at about 6 o'clock. The wife says your car or mine. I say mine(96sts) cause I just put in and programmed the new homelink remote i got from ebay. Dumb reason, but good enough for me. We are cruising down the highway going EXACTLY 65 mph with the cruise control on. I always wear my seatbelt. My 2 year old in car seat in back and had just told my wife to put her belt on.. We pass a State patrol car in the median. After we pass he doesn't pull out right away, but then does after a moment. He follows us without any lights on for about a minute. Then the lights go on. I tell my wife we are being pulled over. She says"no way" for what? I don't know. So he gets out of his car and introduces himself. Then goes on to ask me about my window tinting, where i got it done and that the front side windows are too dark. He puts his stupid meter on and it reads 34%. He issues me a citation for 156 dollars and a court date. If i don't show up for the court date, i have to pay the 156 dollars. If I show up with the tint removed and back down to 50%, the fee is waved. He said he had written tickets for 8 others that day. What a bunch of bs. 40 years old, no tickets for the last twenty years, following all laws of the road, don't drink, and this dork gets me for window tint. I swear every day i see people with 20 or darker all the way around their cars. So, what should I do? It will probably cost at least 100 to get the old removed and the new installed. Thanks for listening to my rant. Wish I would of took my wife's gas guzzling Expedition to dinner instead.