Sometimes when I am working, my boss asks me to go deliver some stuff to offices near by which I do. So today, he asked me if I could deliver some stuff again, I said “sure no problem”. So I get in my car and I started driving my family’s Volvo S70 2.4 on a road at 140km/h and the speed limit 120km/h.
The cops had put a speed camera hidden under a bush so, I passed by driving over the limit and about two kilometers later, I got pulled over. They asked me to give them my ID, Driving license and Vehicle’s registration which I did. I treated them with respect so what bothers me is that everything changed after one of the cops, with my ID on his hand went to check out if I had a warrant for arrest, and, since I do have a record and I been inside, he checked my car and frisked me.
What started like a normal and regular speeding ticket ended up being me treated like a criminal while I was at all times showing them respect. At one point I couldn’t handle it anymore and I told them, “Look, I know it’s your job but I am clean and legal, I payed my debt to society, I been inside, and now I have a job which makes me earn a living. I regret what I did everyday of my life, but I guess now it’s too late which I understand. But please, stop treating me like an animal because I am a Spanish citizen and I should be treated with respect, as you see, I have no warrant for arrest, my car is 100% legal and it’s bills and insurance is payed, so please, give me the speed ticket and let me go”.
They replied too me “Do what you’re told or we will arrest you, are we clear?” in a very insulting manner. After an hour I was let go with a 300€ fine for speeding.