What did I do, Officer Cutie!? 'Unsafe passing manoeuvre' (NZ spelling….glad that last word was never in one of my spelling bees). My passing two other vehicles on the usual two-lane road was not witnessed by the officer but the obsessed other driver spied the police and stopped to complain vehemently about me, I gather. And so officer 'cutie' took off after me in hot pursuit. And no I was not speeding, at least not when I passed him sitting on the side of the road.
I gave my side of the situation then he went back to talk to the other driver who had followed him to witness my capture and see that justice was done! I did not prevail and though I could go to court to argue my innocence, I'll just pay the $150 NZD ($123.75 US) and count myself fortunate I'm not in more trouble or spending any time in court.
Shall I regard this in my nearly perfect driving record? Are international (driving) incidents included in count of tickets? LOL!!!!
AND I got breathalyzer – it's required with every traffic stop! My first!
Now I'm relaxing in a lovely, tres-chic tapas bar on the wharf in Queenstown having moved my gear into my beautiful b&b up on the hill (it's all hill here). Adele (followed by Lou Rawls and the like) playing on the Pandora station (seems all places use Pandora). Officer Cutie is now a distant memory.
The guest lounge of b&b…..:-)
Am hoping to go paragliding tomorrow or Tuesday (weather permitting) plus jet boating will also be done here! Very excited and looking forward to some wild activity!….other than 'unsafe passing maneuvers'