- Jul 16, 2004
- Bay Area, CA
It was a cold, frosted night. A pair of headlights barrled into the parking lot where I was meeting my friends; a 1998 BMW 740i pulls up. As the door cracks, I'm greeted with a friendly face. Ah, Chris. Apparently the pizza place forgot to make the pizza that he ordered, so now he has twenty minutes to kill. The kids that were with me wanted him to go pull some doughnuts in his car, but he resisted the peer pressure. I, unfortunately, did not. Chris wanted me to as well, so he handed over his keys as I drove the carful of kids over to a secluded, empty parking lot. No cars, no people. We pull into the abandoned parking lot, and the kids get out. All of them, that is, except for Chris. Chris wanted to see the carnage carried out. I gave the crowd what they wanted, but didn't want to overdo it. I pulled two complete circles at wide open throttle. The engine blared as the parking lot was engulfed in white smoke. After the 720 degree adventure, I pick my friends who were laughing at the sidelines up. They get in the vehicle and one of them says, "Oh **** , cop. Sit tight". The cop makes much more tire noise than I did in the bimmer as he turns on both of his spotlights. "KEEP YOUR HANDS WHERE I CAN SEE THEM; ALL OF YOU!" I was in for **** . The cop comes up to the window, and says, "No sudden movements, hand over your license and registration". After an eternity (20 minutes) of waiting in the car with the police just talking on his radio, two more SUV police cars show up, and one sedan police car. The parking lot across the street is now populated with every teenager in Novato, just watching the scene unfold. I am taken out of the car, and read my rights. Because the cop was so nice, he "wouldn't arrest me this time, just give me a ticket". Oh grand. As the sheet of paper was handed to me, my fate was sealed. "23103CVL - Recless Driving". Correctable violation: No. Infraction type: Misdemeanor. Well **** . The police called my friends parents and they came to pick their car up. It was the kid's dad's car, and I haven't talked to him yet. I just talked to the stepmom who was actually pretty cool throughout the ordeal. I have no idea what I am going to do. I have to tell my parents about all this good stuff tomorrow before work. I don't think I should have gotten that severe of a punishment, but I was being an idiot and going for a cheap thrill so I guess I got what I deserved. I'm not going to fight it, but how does this look in regards to my insurance increasing? Vital stats: Driver: 18 years old Vehicle: 01 Integra Type-R Tickets: None, just this one I'm assuming I will have some impact after the court decisions are made, as this is a 2-point non-correctable infraction. Thoughts?