Police Officer Writes Absolutely Emotional Note After Giving Teen Going 100MPH Speeding Ticket

It’s strange sometimes the things that make us take a step back and make us think.

For example, when I got my drivers license just after my eighteenth birthday and a friend and I were driving around town.

For the life of me I don’t remember why but I was doing 42 in a 25. The town was a small one where the few cops that we had seemingly knew everyone in town on a first name basis.

The officer takes down my information and then tells me that the next time he sees me speeding he will give me a ticket no matter what the circumstances.

About nine months later I am doing seventy in a fifty five and I get pulled over by the same cop.

True to his word, he writes me a ticket for five over the limit making me pay enough to let me know that he meant business but not enough that it would financially cripple an 18 year old who was working full time. That was many decades ago and I never got pulled over for speeding again.

Living where I live, you see a litany of bad drivers and you see the makeshift memorials on the side of the road and it just breaks your heart.

Via Western Journal:

An Ohio police officer has penned an emotional note after ticketing an 18-year-old driver for speeding down a Cleveland highway at 100 mph.

On Dec. 16, the officer from the North Ridgeville Police Department began the hard-hitting post with two words: “You’re Welcome.”

“I’d like to believe that you were minutes away from creating an unspeakable Christmas tragedy when I stopped you,” the officer wrote to the teenager.

The teen’s speed was so excessive, the officer believed someone would have ended up dead — either the driver, or someone who just happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time.

“You said you didn’t realize how fast you were going. That’s a lie,” the officer continued.

The officer pointed out that it’s impossible not to notice the excessive speed as each mile flies by when driving at 100 miles per hour.

“You were scared when I stopped you,” the officer wrote. “You were visibly shaking and breathing hard.”

But the teen was only scared about being caught — not scared because of the very real danger he or she put everyone in.

While it’s easy for teens to think they are invincible, the officer was quick to reassure readers that nobody is invincible.



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