1994 Mitsubishi Eclipse

My first “sports” car.

I probably got pulled over more in this car than any other I have owned. My wife Jenn would get so mad at me, not because I was speeding or because I got pulled over. She was mad because I always got out of the tickets.

One night after leaving my parents house and heading home on the Fairfax County Parkway I was pulled over doing 70 in a 50 mph zone. The second I saw the lights I pulled over and did what you are always told to do. Have your license, registration and insurance card in hand. Both hands visible on the wheel. Window down before they get to you and refer to them as officer.

When he asked why I was speeding I said, “I guess I wasn’t really paying enough attention”. He handed me everything back and said, “slow down” and went on his way.

The next weekend we were again leaving my parents and heading home at like 2 o’clock in the morning. Again on the Parkway. This time we had taken seperate cars and I decided I was going to really beat her home.

I was doing over 80 (again it was posted 50) and came over a hill. As soon as I went over the peak, I saw him sitting in the median. I immediately pulled over and waited for him to get pulled out and turned around. He didn’t even bother to turn his lights on until he pulled in behind me. He came up took my license and went back to car.

Just then Jenn passed me and of course beat me home. When I got there she was laughing and saying something like, I told you so. Then I explained that the policeman thanked me for not making him chase me down and gave me a $25 ticket for failure to obey a highway sign.

The Eclipse is behind the motorcycle

The Eclipse is behind the motorcycle

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