PHOENIX, AZ (3TV/CBS5) -- This was a brief conversation I had with a driver who was stopped by an officer after being caught speeding on a freeway recently in the Phoenix Metro area.

ROBERTS: I do a segment called Caught Misbehaving... and why am I talking to you?

DRIVER: Because I was speeding?

Yes, just about everyone speeds. Some of us are aware of our surroundings and others, well let’s just say... are not, but I always like to get the side of the driver who gets pulled over.

Here is a brief conversation with another driver. 

ROBERTS: We got behind you and you were doing 82 m.p.h., what happened?

DRIVER: The alarm was going off at work and I’m the only one that gets called. And I’m like, I’m the only one.

The driver, although issued a ticket, was given a break for the main reason she was pulled over.

TROOPER: OK ma’am, I’m giving you a warning for your speed. I did write you a citation for no proof of insurance, OK?  As long as you show the court the current insurance card, they dismiss it.

Now to be fair, the trooper and I were in an unmarked police cruiser. But according to Trooper Stevens, even when he's in a fully marked DPS cruiser, drivers will blow his doors off.

Fines vary from county to county, but in Maricopa County a speeding ticket can be as much as $300 along with three points tacked onto your driver's license. I give this advice to drivers: Slow down... Don't get caught misbehaving.

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Caught Misbehaving with Stanley Roberts exposes individuals who brazenly defy the law or common courtesy, risking social and/or legal consequences. His reports air regularly on CBS 5 News at 10 p.m.
 
 


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nuusmaan

"I always like to get the side of the driver who gets pulled over." Uh huh. You ride with the police often? Hang out in court? Exaggerate?

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