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My daughter got pulled over driving into Florida on I-10 because she was “suspiciously” driving too slowly, yet was going well above the minimum speed limit. We were following her in RV and had gotten separated by traffic, so she slowed down just a bit for us to catch up.
Well, a Florida cop in an unmarked car pulled her over into rest area, so we followed them and parked near by. As my wife and I approached to ask what was the problem (she was teenager going to college), the cop got defensive, arrogant, and just generally became an a$$. Initially he demanded we walk away, and even placed his had over his weapon. That really pissed me off, and told him she was our daughter and I was not walking away, period.
He then told us she was driving below the speed limit, which appeared suspicious. He then started asking questions like whether he could search our RV, and if we were carrying guns, etc. It was obvious he was on fishing expedition along with an army of cops looking for drugs and or illegals going into Florida, so I respectfully (as much as I could be at this point) told him to give her a ticket, arrest us, or whatever; or let us go. If there is one thing that makes my blood boil is abuse of power at any level.
Bottom line in the real world is they don’t really need a reason to pull you over, and if you resist in any way whatsoever thinking you have the law on your side, things can escalate very quickly. And you’ll end up screwed whether right or not.