SOOOOO…today I let a friend use my car (I needed hers more than she needed mine). She was pulled over and ticketed in the car. The officer who pulled the car over claimed that an “automatic license plate scan” had “hit” on the car. So, he lit her up and pulled her over.
She did not have the proof of insurance (that I have in my wallet). After the cop got her information he asked her to step out and stand at the rear of his vehicle. Shortly after another police car arrived. The police asked her why it was she was in the car, who she got it from, where she knew me from and what she was doing on a road that is not a half mile from her home.
She got a ticket for no proof of insurance, and let the car be searched. They of course found nothing. They asked her how she knew me.
I really think this is crap - I mean. Why would I ever think that someone in my car would be harassed for being in my car? Happenstance, I was not the driver…what if I was? They never did tell her what the original just cause of the stop was…other than a “hit” on some license plate thing.