Getting pulled over by police is never a good feeling. Today I saw something happen that I could not believe.
My grilfriend started a new job delivering newspappers today. Since my route is not far from her route we decided to work the two together to finish earlier. Everything was going great, papers were being delivered on time, her tempary decreased basal was set, and BG was in range, or so we thought. With four blocks left to do we each took two and picked a meet up spot.
As I make my way to where we are to meet up at I see her caar swaying down the street and a police car right behind her. Upon seeing how she was driving I knew something was wrong. Then the lights from the police car came on. She pulls over. The police comes over and talks to her and goes back to his car. Now I am behind the police car thinking what is happening, what is wrong with my girlfriend?
The police come back to her car and has her get out. Thinking she is drunk he does the field sobriety test. He has her walk a straight line one way and then come back the other way. Then he does two other test. At this point his partner notices me in my car behind them and ask me what was I there for. Then I explained who I was and why I was there. I also told the police that my girlfriend is diabetic and may be having a low BG which is why she was driving the way she was and why she can't walk stright and keep her balance. But the police that was doing the field sobriety test did not want to hear it. He was so sure that my girlfriend was drunk. I kept saying just check her BG and see, if it is too low she will need to get some help. Please just let us check her BG. He said only after she do a breathalyzer can she check her BG. So she did the breathalyzer and when it showed she was not drunk then he said well you are free to go (after keeping us there for 20 minutes).
He gave me a ticket for not having a city sticker on my car. But my car is registered in a city that I don't need a city sticker for, he just had to give me a ticket because he was wrong.
When my girlfiend checked her BG it was 50. I think the police should know what low BG looks like, I mean they work with the public all the time. They should check things out even if they think they are right. I mean if he did not want to beleive me if he looked at her car she has a MedicAlert sticker on the window, and she had her meter and test strips on the front seat. I understand the need to keep people who are drunk or under the influence of alchol or drugs off the streets but if there are signs and things that show that there may be a reason for a persons actions other than alchol and drugs. There could be other reasons why a person may appear to be drunk and they are not.To make things worse the police started calling us out of our names.
Do the police think everything a person do is connected to drinking? Do they believe they have the right to talk to people any way they want? What a start to our Sunday morning. Venting before 9 AM.