Safety check near Vicksburg, ms

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Safety check near Vicksburg, ms

Postby harrycallahan » Fri Jul 13, 2012 11:43 pm

During a recent road trip out east, we were stopped by the local p.d. While taking an exit. It was about 1:30 am and we were looking for a place to stay and they were checking people's seat belts :shock:
This being my first stop since my chl I was a bit excited! I handed him my tx DL and chl, he asked me what I was carrying, he then checked my insurance and sent us right a long.
I wasn't disarmed, hassled at all. I was promptly sent on my way and was treated very professionally. I've heard weird stories before, but not this time.
I've never seen a check point before, they were busy giving rides. I am sure had it been a road side stop things might have been different, but as there were many of them he seemed to not care about my gun. I'd like to think it was my smile that made it easy, but I bet it was my loaded Tahoe full of sleeping kids and wifey that kind of screamed, family dude on road trip! :patriot:
I like to keep this handy... for close encounters.

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Re: Safety check near Vicksburg, ms

Postby Keith B » Sat Jul 14, 2012 1:31 pm

What made it easy was you had not been drinking and not impaired. It was nothing but a sobriety check-point in disguise as a seat belt check. No smell of alcohol, family in car from out of state, just vacationers and not what they were looking for.
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Re: Safety check near Vicksburg, ms

Postby jamullinstx » Sat Jul 14, 2012 9:28 pm

Exactly! These are sobriety checkpoints designed to get around the limitations of those.
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Re: Safety check near Vicksburg, ms

Postby stealthfightrf17 » Sun Jul 15, 2012 6:20 am

Keith B wrote:What made it easy was you had not been drinking and not impaired. It was nothing but a sobriety check-point in disguise as a seat belt check. No smell of alcohol, family in car from out of state, just vacationers and not what they were looking for.


:iagree:

Not uncommon to have a check point for something minor looking for bigger problems. I was in colorado a several years ago and they were looking for an escped convect around the friends house I was visiting. They had all kinds of stupid check points that magiclly stoped once the guy was found. In my case, I think they were trying not to scare the public as much as possible.
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