Thursday, May 16, 2013

Please Pull Over

We tried to capture this on my camera when Heather was here,
but it was getting dark and we were moving so the pictures didn't
turn out.  So when I saw this article in the paper, I had to show it
and explain.
In Strathcona County, or Sherwood Park area where we live, they have
these random checkstops.  That's not so bad, but it's the way they do it.
They have all these police cars pulled off to the right and they will
stand out in the middle of the freeway, that's right, the freeway and stop
cars, motion them to pull into a spot by a police cruiser and check for
drunk drivers.  We actually passed one of these on our way home from
stake conference, Saturday night session.  It was pretty funny because we
were all driving home in suits and dresses.  Not quite the crowd they were 
looking for that night.
They do this all the time.  We've passed several of them since we've been up 
here, Courtney and Chris have actually been pulled over before.  They
ask you if you've been drinking, you tell them no, and they send you on 
your way.  It's a crazy process, but I guess it works.
Especially the fact that they pull people over on the freeway.  They stand right 
out in the middle of the road.  I don't get that.

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