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Well saturday night I got out of work around 11pm and stopped by a friends house. As I left the normal o your truck isn't loud and doesnt smoke subject came up So the onyl thing to do was to show him as I left. Well needless to say as I begn my depart from the driveway, a cop was driving by, No problem I waited until e was about a block away and jumped on it layed some coal. About 30 secs later I get a call from my friend telling me that the cop busted a u turn and was headed my way. No problem I thought, I didnt do anything wrong. Low and behold the cop was now behined me with his lights on. He came up with a Pissed off look so I knew I was screwed only to find out he said I spun my wheels. In return I said officer how could I have spun my wheels I'm in a 8,000lbs truck with about 1/2 ton of weight in the back. apparently he said he seen smoke and seen me take off. I was so pissed off after he handed me a reckless driving ticket and didnt want to hear one thing I had to say so I sent him and his partner some coal on way out. Seriously how could you see tire smoke with all the black smoke rolling out my exhaust and so call hear my tires spin if my exhaust is louder then them. Man I'm pissed. :why-me:
 

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Just take it to court, they have to "Prove" you are guilty not vice versa.
 

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ya and if the cop doesnt show up to court most likely the judge will shred the ticket and you wont have to pay anything
 

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yea hopefully all goes well, will see on june 11th though
 

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Dayum you need to keep those shenanigans at Atco dude! :hehe: Sorry ya got a ticket though, points on your license sucks.
 

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In a way you convicted your self but I doubt that the cop shows up.... But I must say when I was part of Marine Police that stuff would just make me come to give you the max.
 

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In a way you convicted your self but I doubt that the cop shows up.... But I must say when I was part of Marine Police that stuff would just make me come to give you the max.
How did he convict himself? Doesn't a judge or jury do that? :dunno:

Why would you give him the max for blowing some smoke?
 

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Sorry to hear about that man, that sucks. :doh:
Dirk needs to give you his secret to close calls but not getting caught. :hehe::hehe:
 

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ya and if the cop doesnt show up to court most likely the judge will shred the ticket and you wont have to pay anything
I agree, And do to give you full relief, But I would put my money on he's to busy to show up.
 

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ya i would. Just cuz you see smoke and hear a loud truck you cant give them a ticket for that. Here i think we can only have diesel smoke out of our exhaust for only 3 seconds or some crap.
 

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Texas has a law about excessive smoke for more than 10 consecutive seconds... A smoke ticket is something most would be proud to get... :lol:
 

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If it was late and you were in a neighborhood...i would say cool your jets and not lay on the pedal. Otherwise, give it all ya got, but you should be able to prove that your truck can smoke without spinnin the tires and get out of the ticket if it was written for the spinning of the tires. Like dirk said, go back and take pics of the street and show that there are no skid marks.
 

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Shouldn't the burden of proof be on the officer not the citizen?
 

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Those days of the burden of proof being on the justice system have long passed by , while we all just pulled to the right and watched it blow right by us with tires spinning and blowing coal at us as it did.
 

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Wouldn't that be pulling to the "Left"????
 
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