Knight Rider or Gang-banger?

Here’s a heads up to anyone who has to drive on GW Parkway after dark. There is a black sedan with tinted windows prowling around that I’ve spotted 4 times in the last week pulling people over. Here’s the catch it’s got Maryland plates (yes, Maryland) and it has jurisdiction in Virginia. What the hell kind of Patriot Act, anti-terrorist, rights restricting BS is that?
The car is really friggin’ creepy looking. When you see those Maryland plates sneaking up on you at 3AM you don’t think cops, you think it’s a hit. Like “what did I do to piss off those PG County gang-bangers”? And if you aren’t thinking hitman then you’re thinking “oh Jesus, what secret government plot did I accidentally stumble on and why do I have to disappear forever because of it?”
The other creepy thing is that it only has cop lights in the back. They shine a spotlight into your car to pull you over. WTF? Is speeding that much of a problem that the cops need a stealth super car to scare drivers into compliance?
It is really unsettling to see an out-of-state plate on a suspicious sedan pulling people over on an empty parkway in the middle of the night. Why are they allowed to do it? Is this a Virginia cop car posing as a Maryland civilian? If so why isn’t he driving something a little less threatening looking? Or is this a Maryland cop gone rogue? Or do Maryland cops have the right to prowl in Virginia now? I want answers.

3 Comments so far

  1. Tom Bridge (unregistered) on August 11th, 2004 @ 7:16 am

    Sounds pretty odd to me…did they give you a ticket?


  2. Tiffany (unregistered) on August 11th, 2004 @ 9:13 am

    I’ll tell you why they have jurisdiction on the GW… The GW runs through a national park, and therefore it’s the Feds that have jurisdiction there. So they can register the car wherever they like, because it’s the Feds who are driving it.
    And a speeding violation on the GW lands you in federal court, where they can throw you in Federal Pound-Me-In-The-Ass prison for 6 months for speeding.


  3. B (unregistered) on October 5th, 2005 @ 1:03 pm

    I got pulled over by one of the ‘MD’ tagged vehicles and got a 64 in a 40. Should i be worried? As in, Should i get a lawyer?



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