being treated bad by civ cops for being military?
My husband on 3 seperat ocassions has had pretty negative experiences with cavillian cops during pull overs. One time I was with him and witnessed it.
All 3times were in our home town which only has a reserves unit, so not much military.
He never gives them his Mid. The first 2 times it came up because we had a TN liscense plate but were in WA(had just moved back). The time I was with him the cop was NG, he was nice until he asked dh what unit he was with at Ft. Campbell, he told him 101st and the guy went sour. Started saying how they were all assholes, how he had to save them so many times and how thy were nothing but screw ups. Dh just said ok and waited, didn't get a ticket because. He was pulled over for turning on his driving lights just after pulling out of a parking lot.
Well it happened again yesterday while he was riding his motorcycle.
He pulled out from our house and the cop was behind him, he turned onto a road that was 50mph, the cop followed and was following really close. Dh has his day permit and this is the first time he had been followed, he was nervouse trying to think if he was doing anything wrong and kept checking his mirrors seeing if the cop had his lights on. Dh was doing 45mph, well the road changed to 35mph, dh didn't see it, as soon as he passed it the cop pulled him over. Dh did so , the cop came out and asked for his stuff. The bike is new to him but is still legally registered in his friends name, he just didn't have the registration on him. When pulling out his permit the cop saw dhs military ID and was Asked who his CO is. Well dh just got out in nov, which he told the cop. The cop then goes off about how all "you military guys" like to speed around here like asswholes, I've pulled so many of you stupid crotch rocket riders over today(its the first sunny day in a while). What kind of bike is this anyway. Dh told him a GSXR, he replied "well I have one of those and I don't drive like that", gave him his ticket for speeding($120) and walked away.
Dh said he was thrown off so he just went home. He's obviously going to pay the ticket and not fight because he was speeding, I think he should file a complaint though, there was no reason for any of the way he was treated. Dh does not want to do that because he's afraid of being singled out, small town and his bike is distinct.
Has anyone elses husband experienced this?