Great replies :)
To give an idea of what I am trying to say about
the small town police who pulled me over.
I live in Mississippi, but I am right next to Memphis, Tennessee, about
5 minutes of driving. I moved to Memphis, TN from a small Missouri bootheel town, I got tired of all the violence in Memphis, and then moved to Mississippi, my parents live here too, next door actually. I leave my house, and rarely lock the door. My home got broken in once, about
8 yrs. ago. I had every windown in the house wide
open, and they kicked the door in, messed the place up, stole 100$ in cash, and left a 5,000$ laptop alone on the table, no problems since, and I have a good idea who it was.
I still visit memphis ALOT, all the big stores, and doctors are there. There is almost a night and day difference with crime & violence between Memphis, and the small mississippi town I live in now, even though the two are so close together. It's almost too wierd how you drive through one spot, and everything just changes. How stores get robbed over there, and it's rare for something to happen here, but it does happen. The small town mississippi police do get shot at.
I will be checking, but think that they can pull people over for no seatbelt in Mississippi. At the very least, I do wear mine now, and hope this experience keeps me wearing it. I am pretty sure they cannot get away with this in Tennessee though. I have been pulled over in Tennessee many times, and everytime I was speeding on the interstate, and guilty too. Everytime I had no seatbelt on. Every time they dropped the speeding ticket, just because I went to court, just because I showed up, and no seatbelt tickets, this is my first one ever.
I'm a curious sort.. how did you get home after being stopped, since the officer held your drivers license?
I asked them about
that, before they left.
They replied, sure you can drive, just show the seatbelt ticket to the officer if you get pulled over again.
K, so no problem there.
I was not feeling well at all, and dreaded having to go out. The officer asked me why I seemed mad, irritated, are you nervous? I told him I have crohns disease, and have not been feeling that great today. Then I got, well why are you out driving if you are sick, and started to explain how the world does not stop spinning, but remembered to try and be respectful towards them, and even moreso towards their ignorance; A smart mouth will get me nowhere, they simply don't understand chronic illness, and proably don't care to. I sure would not want to get an earful of his problems. So; I stopped talking, and asked them if I could sit down on the curb. One officer said you can get back in your car and sit down if you like, we are just about
done, so I did.
I have printed off a prescript
ion history, and I have been keeping my pill bottles in a ziplock bag, in my glove box, all with one single pill in each bottle. The bottle also has a descript
ion of the pill on it. Walgreens does print off all kinds of labels, and little cards with my meds, I never thought to ask them about
duplicates, to carry in my wallet, just incase I ride with someone else, or get in a big hurry to leave, forgetting the bottles.
Thanks for the replies, and the ideas everyone, keep um coming if you have more.
CD dx @ 13 (1987)
Prednisone 20mg every other day
Zantac 150 - Twice Day