2. Chicken coupe in Louisiana
My boyfriend and I are both drivers, at the time we were hauling a dry van for a very large expediting company. I had just gotten off my shift only about an hour earlier and had filled out my log book accordingly. I had snuggled into my PJs and was preparing for my sleeper time when we got pulled into a scale house.
Not thinking much of it I layed down and began dozing off. The officer in the scale house came out and told us to pull around to the back. When we got around to the back he climbed onto the step and asked my boyfriend if he would open the door. Since we have two small dogs He politely said no and explained. The officer seemed nice and said he understood.
He asked for my boyfriends log book. He gave it to him. The cop looked it over and promptly asked for my log book and license and said that he wanted to talk to me since the log book obviously showed we were team drivers. One of the rules of team driving is that officers are not allowed to wake you from your sleeper birth.
When my boyfriend told the officer no that he could not see my license and/or talk to me. He became agitated and told my boyfriend to get out of the truck. He got out of the truck and stood next to the door. The officer then grabbed for the door handle and tried to enter the truck. Again my boyfriend was standing in front of the door and blocked him from from getting in.
When he was unable to get into the truck he shoved my boyfriend to the ground yanked him back up and forced him into the back of a police car. He then came back to the truck and saw himself in. By this point I was scared not only had the cop violated the rules and assaulted my boyfriend but he now wanted to come and talk to me.
I had my log book and license ready. He got in the truck and told me he knew that I wasn't old enough to drive and that we were both going to jail. I all but threw my license in his face and told him he better get my boyfriend out of the back of that car ASAP.
With his new found information I could tell he felt stupid he went and got my boyfriend out of the car and apologized for knocking him down. After apologizing about 10 more times he asked if we wanted to file a complaint. We said no and promptly got the heck outta there.
Its nice that he thought I was that young but he could have just called the number on the side of the truck if he really thought we were pulling the wool over his eyes.