Alrighty it appears the point you all gleamed from yesterday's post was that I have a suspended license. I will explain.
Remember that horrific night on Hillbilly Highway? And then remember how I received a letter and color brochure in the mail with the face of the patrolman who pulled me over on it?
You know the letter stating that he knew I had just received a ticket and he could help me get out of it for only $400? Remember all that drama?
Gee could it just be coincidence? A Twin? A Doppelganger?
To fight this ticket I was told to not pay the ticket.
No payment means they suspend your license until it is taken care of.
But here's the little secret. Even though I live in Northern VA I am dealing with southern VA and that is a whole different ballgame people. Night and Day. 20th century vs. 21st century.
And boy do they hate us up here.
Long story short is they don't want to help a Yankee like me. (Yes, I was referred to as that)
I wonder if I called the twit on the phone Ellie May if she'd have liked it. Or a redneck.
But one doesn't try to match wits with those that are unarmed. So one keeps quiet.
The run around I have been getting would make your head spin and even though lawyers will say it's illegal to do what they do, they get away with it. The good ole boys mentality. I have been told that we can continue to fight but that I live in Northern VA so I will just lose no matter what. One attorney said he couldn't take my money even if I was right - I'm fighting "down there" he said and well, "you'll just lose" because you're from up here.
Going through all this made me think of two things.
1. what if I wasn't a white female?
2. what the hell country do I live in?
I gave up last week and paid the friggin' fine. ($178 with late fees)
Now I have to wait until it shows up on my DMV record.
They told me 48 hrs and with the holiday on Monday it may take longer.
Then I must pay to be reinstated into driving in VA.
They will determine the reinstatement fee it is not a set fee.
I imagine since I live in NoVA it will be in the hundreds because they don't like us up here.
All bullshit as we know but one must play the game to drive.
Yes, I am leaving a lot out of this that I want to say and to explain their dirty deeds.
Why Peg you don't normally do that? Correct I don't.
If we were sitting in front of one another I would share completely.
But I am sure there are some fine people in the state that don't want to hear what I have to say so I will let it go because I have said enough. There are good folks who love it here and love hillbilly highway.
I just don't!