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Video: The $100 traffic ticket
Hot Air ^ | December13, 2012 | ED MORRISSEY

Posted on 12/13/2012 11:37:56 AM PST by Hojczyk

When 25-year-old Hayden Carlo was pulled over for an expired registration sticker by a Plano police officer, he told him without hesitation – he had no excuse.

“I said there’s no explanation for why I haven’t done it, except I don’t have the money….it was either feed my kids or get my registration done.” The cop gave Carlo a ticket…and something else.

“I opened it up and there’s a 100 dollar bill. I broke down in my car what else could I do?,” Carlo told CBS DFW.

The officer never told anyone about the $100 gift. But Carlo’s grandfather, Billy McIntire, was so moved by the kind gesture he wrote a letter to the department.

“I get emotional when we talk about this type of thing,” McIntire says. “You just don’t find that many officers who would do this type of thing.” We write about a lot of bad news. It’s good to offer something uplifting along with it, especially in this Advent season.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: donutwatch

1 posted on 12/13/2012 11:38:02 AM PST by Hojczyk
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To: Hojczyk

Bravo. Just goes to show that there’s still hope for our nation.


2 posted on 12/13/2012 11:40:56 AM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Hojczyk

I’d call that a -$100 ticket.

And I hope the Cop doesn’t get in trouble for it.


3 posted on 12/13/2012 11:41:26 AM PST by Erasmus (Zwischen des Teufels und des tiefen, blauen Meers)
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To: Erasmus

He won’t. As long as the $100 didn’t go the other way


4 posted on 12/13/2012 11:46:26 AM PST by capt B
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To: Hojczyk

Great act of kindness. Did Carlo use it to pay for the registration?


5 posted on 12/13/2012 11:46:55 AM PST by Terry Mross (I don't watch the "news". Someone ping me if something big happens.)
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To: capt B

Cop probably got it from a hooker or something.

The cop can do what he wants with his money. I don’t care. It was a nice thing to do. He shouldnt get in trouble for it.


6 posted on 12/13/2012 11:49:12 AM PST by Vermont Lt (We are so screwed.)
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To: Terry Mross

I would hope that he’d used it for his registration. Most places will throw the ticket out if it gets corrected before the court date for this type of infraction.


7 posted on 12/13/2012 11:50:27 AM PST by diverteach (If I find liberals in heaven after my death.....I WILL BE PISSED!!!)
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To: Terry Mross

According to our local news, he used it to pay for his registration and the registration for his wife’s car. Nice story.


8 posted on 12/13/2012 11:50:43 AM PST by Rightwingacademic
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To: Terry Mross

Agreed. Hopefully Carlo did so, as Collin County inspection costs only $39.30. As a result, thanks to this police officer, Carlo has the opportunity to do both - pay for his inspection and provide some food for the kiddos.

Have to say I’m shocked this came from a Plano officer... especially given that they are out in droves every Sunday morning waiting for speeders late for or on the way to church.


9 posted on 12/13/2012 11:52:56 AM PST by Common Sense 101 (Hey libs... If your theories fly in the face of reality, it's not reality that's wrong.)
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To: Common Sense 101
Collin County inspection costs only $39.30.

You have to get your cars inspected every year? Is that in addition to your license plate renewal?

10 posted on 12/13/2012 11:58:42 AM PST by Hot Tabasco (Jab her with a harpoon.....)
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To: diverteach
Most places will throw the ticket out if it gets corrected before the court date for this type of infraction.

HA! Not Florida. I was ONE WEEK late on my registration (expired mid-September, I still had a September sticker on, it was just expired by a week) and the friendly FHP officer that ran my plates at a red light gave me a $110 ticket. I got to "plead it down" for a discount to $95. For a registration that cost me about $100.

Oh, and I had the pleasure of paying another $10 on top of it because my insurance card was out of date.

Gotta love the highway patrol...

11 posted on 12/13/2012 12:01:26 PM PST by Dan Nunn (Support the NRA!)
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To: Windflier

Yes; I needed that story...


12 posted on 12/13/2012 12:02:34 PM PST by carriage_hill (Don't whiz on the electric fence. Awwwww-yeah!)
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To: Hot Tabasco
You have to get your cars inspected every year?

Heh, gotta love the inspection states. So glad to have left NY. I have a friend back home who is now forced to look for a new vehicle, because his post-1996 vehicle won't pass emissions tests in NY.

Not because it's polluting. But because it has a 'check engine' light on, which means the state automatically fails it when hooking it up to their machine. And fixing it would cost about what the car is worth. Back in the old days, you'd have a mechanic 'friend' who would charge you double for an inspection sticker. Now, it's all computerized, with a machine that communicates directly with Albany. No cheating now.

Nanny states for you.

13 posted on 12/13/2012 12:05:35 PM PST by Dan Nunn (Support the NRA!)
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To: Hojczyk

That jackbooted thug!


14 posted on 12/13/2012 12:18:40 PM PST by Cyman
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To: Dan Nunn

In Ohio, they started fining us if we don’t renew your registration before it expires.

Doesn’t matter if you drove the car during that time or not.

There’s no logic to this - just the usual revenue enhancement.

I found out about it (besides it being written on the renewal notice) because I was working on a car in my garage for several months. My birthday came and went and, since it was an emissions testing year and I couldn’t drive it, I couldn’t get it emissions tested, so couldn’t renew the registration. No biggie - so I thought.

On top of having to get a 30 day tag so I could drive it the grand total of .5 miles to the inspection station and back, I had to pay the fine for not renewing the registration, even though it wasn’t on the road, and wasn’t driveable.


15 posted on 12/13/2012 12:20:54 PM PST by chrisser (Starve the Monkeys!)
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To: Dan Nunn

In Ohio, they started fining us if we don’t renew your registration before it expires.

Doesn’t matter if you drove the car during that time or not.

There’s no logic to this - just the usual revenue enhancement.

I found out about it (besides it being written on the renewal notice) because I was working on a car in my garage for several months. My birthday came and went and, since it was an emissions testing year and I couldn’t drive it, I couldn’t get it emissions tested, so couldn’t renew the registration. No biggie - so I thought.

On top of having to get a 30 day tag so I could drive it the grand total of .5 miles to the inspection station and back, I had to pay the fine for not renewing the registration, even though it wasn’t on the road, and wasn’t driveable.


16 posted on 12/13/2012 12:20:57 PM PST by chrisser (Starve the Monkeys!)
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To: Hojczyk

Mercy from a Plano police officr. Quite a rare thing.


17 posted on 12/13/2012 12:24:07 PM PST by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: Dan Nunn
Oh, and I had the pleasure of paying another $10 on top of it because my insurance card was out of date.

Does that mean uninsured?

18 posted on 12/13/2012 12:31:03 PM PST by ansel12 (A.Coulter2005(truncated)Romney will never recover from his Court's create of a right to gay marriage)
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To: Dan Nunn
vehicle won't pass emissions tests in NY. Not because it's polluting. But because it has a 'check engine' light on, which means the state automatically fails it when hooking it up to their machine. And fixing it would cost about what the car is worth

I had a vacuum leak in the filler pipe that set a code. Changing the filler looked to be a nuisance.

Code reader on EBay, $50.

Cleared the code a couple of times, got the sticker, and fixed the filler when the weather was nicer.

It's easy.

My BIL was down last week. SAME CODE!

He has borrowed the code reader.

19 posted on 12/13/2012 12:34:05 PM PST by Gorzaloon (Have a nice Thousand-Year Reich.)
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To: Dan Nunn

things are different though if its a pre computer car - like a classic or hot rod - you can still find a friendly mechanic here and there


20 posted on 12/13/2012 12:35:25 PM PST by Revelation 911
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To: Dan Nunn

A 45$ code reader can reset it. As long as the cause doesn’t trip it too soon it can possibly get by.


21 posted on 12/13/2012 12:36:48 PM PST by Bogey78O (We had a good run. Coulda been great still.)
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To: ansel12
Does that mean uninsured?

Nope, it means I didn't print out the latest edition of my insurance card when it got auto-renewed. It had an old expiration date on it.

22 posted on 12/13/2012 12:42:16 PM PST by Dan Nunn (Support the NRA!)
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To: chrisser

Ouch, that’s ridiculous! Who are they to say I want to put my vehicle on public roads or not?


23 posted on 12/13/2012 12:45:20 PM PST by Dan Nunn (Support the NRA!)
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To: Gorzaloon; Bogey78O

Not bad points regarding a code reader, but I’d be curious if you know anyone who has used it successfully in NY. From what I remember, the car would usually have to drive around for 50-100 miles to totally ‘clear’ the code before it could pass emissions.


24 posted on 12/13/2012 12:50:47 PM PST by Dan Nunn (Support the NRA!)
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To: Hojczyk

Now that choked me up.


25 posted on 12/13/2012 1:07:42 PM PST by Rappini (Veritas vos Liberabit)
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To: Hot Tabasco
You have to get your cars inspected every year? Is that in addition to your license plate renewal?

Yep. Revenue enhancement.

26 posted on 12/13/2012 1:40:03 PM PST by Sarajevo (Don't think for a minute that this excuse for a President has America's best interest in mind.)
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To: Dan Nunn
Not bad points regarding a code reader, but I’d be curious if you know anyone who has used it successfully in NY. From what I remember, the car would usually have to drive around for 50-100 miles to totally ‘clear’ the code before it could pass emissions.

The only reason that could be true is if "History" is stored in some special area of memory. The codes I am suggesting resetting are the trivial emission type codes that report issues like the vacuum leak in the tank filler or seal that interfere with the evaporative emission system and charcoal cannister...GreenFreak things like that that do no harm to the engine. They appear to be very common, and the racket here is to pay a fee for them to read the OBD2 codes, and those fees exceed the cost of the OBD2 reader..In short, it is a racket that is almost a moral obligation to avoid.

The code for "Bank 2 Catalytic converter out of parameters" is one of the ones that could mean little (Plug wire fell off once) or everything (Bad injector, damaged valve, etc.)

So I am not suggesting a cavalier "Clear everything every week" thing, but "Read the code and look it up online, find out what it is, and if it's trivial, clear it and shrug." If it's important fix it. These codes can be your best friend, even if you do not do the work yourself. Imagine being able to ask the car how it feels, and it can actually tell you "Intermittant ground at fuel pump".(This happened to me. I saved a bundle. Sometimes it would not start.) It also makes you BS Proof when you get a repair estimate.

Everyone should have one.

27 posted on 12/13/2012 1:50:17 PM PST by Gorzaloon (Have a nice Thousand-Year Reich.)
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To: Gorzaloon

The last couple of years I’ve been using a CAN BUS OBD II code reader that is actually just an interface cable that runs with software on the laptop. I see them as low as $11 now. Some people don’t want to bother with the laptop, but the displays and memory are much better.


28 posted on 12/13/2012 1:52:10 PM PST by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not NurtureĀ™)
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To: Gorzaloon

Great points, thank you!


29 posted on 12/13/2012 2:04:50 PM PST by Dan Nunn (Support the NRA!)
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To: Gorzaloon

Exactly. My wife’s car reports an out of variance speed sensor every now and then. Doesn’t affect anything other than an occasional wobble on the speedometer and cruise control disengagement.


30 posted on 12/13/2012 2:17:29 PM PST by Bogey78O (We had a good run. Coulda been great still.)
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To: Hojczyk

Plano.....TEXAS?!
They weren’t that way 24 years ago.


31 posted on 12/13/2012 2:24:09 PM PST by RandallFlagg ("Liberalism is about as progressive as CANCER" -Alfonzo Rachel)
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To: Hot Tabasco

Every stinking year... biggest pain in the butt for the month its due. I heard their was some legislation out there to make it every two years, but it apparently hasn’t passed yet. Nothing more than another tax... was supposed to ensure the vehicles on the road passed a basic safety test, but given that most Texans don’t own a car that’s more than 8-10 years old it’s completely pointless.


32 posted on 12/14/2012 5:26:29 AM PST by Common Sense 101 (Hey libs... If your theories fly in the face of reality, it's not reality that's wrong.)
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To: Common Sense 101
A bunch of years ago here in Michigan we had to have our cars go thru an annual emissions test before we could renew our plates which I discovered to be faulty. Mine failed a test at one facility but passed at another.

Fortunately they discontinued that folly.

As you probably know, it's just a revenue generating process for your state..........

33 posted on 12/14/2012 4:17:49 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Jab her with a harpoon.....)
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