What Is Your Favorite Excuse When Pulled Over for a Moving Traffic Violation?

Week of April 4, 2001

Scott Kiehl
Aspiring Gynecologist

"'Sorry, Officer, I've had a few too many drinks and I had to switch the CD from Journey Greatest Hits to Def Leppard, "Pour Some Sugar on Me" -- it's the only thing I listen to at 2 a.m.'"

Rio Clay-Smith
Loctician, Napps

"I have a lot of excuses, because I do get pulled over. I may tell them there's a family emergency or that I'm a chronic asthmatic and I was rushing home to get my inhaler. Now, if something's wrong with my car and they ask me questions, I'll just repeat those questions: 'Oh, did I know my light was out?' 'Oh, did I know my turn signal was broken?' until they get frustrated and leave."

Mark Dubro
Owner, Molly O' Ryan's

"Didn't hear the light change -- I had my CD too loud."

Joe Bruemmer
Screen Printer, Blue Duck LLC
"Usually I don't say anything, because my mouth gets me in more trouble than it's worth. Arguing with police is like arguing with a brick wall, especially if you don't have tits."

Sarah Tomsky
Photographer/Barista, Meshuggah Coffee House

"I didn't know there was a speed trap here."

Thekla Von Schmolke
Brewery Heiress

"I tell them I just had to go 80 in a 65, otherwise I'd be late for the pig roast -- that usually goes over pretty well."

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