Valdosta Georgia State Trooper

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Valdosta Georgia State Trooper

Postby Wiz458 » Tue Mar 21, 2017 10:27 am

So, the wife and I were returning from vacation in Florida and stayed the night in Valdosta, GA. Sunday AM we are back on I75 northbound when there is a loud thump under the hood and I loose power steering, so I pull off on the side. Water pump failed and took out the serpentine belt, coolant pouring out. We have gone a whole 13 miles and it is 7:30 in the AM. Call for a tow and wait. About 1/2 hour later GA trooper pulls in behind me. He walks up to my window and starts to ask if we are OK, I interrupt him and say "First of all, I have my CFL and I do not remember if I need to notify in Georgia." His response was "No, but we appreciate it when you do." The rest goes as you would expect, everybody is OK, Tow truck is on the way, just checking ... Then the best part, as he is leaving, he says "Be safe, well you have your concealed carry so I know you will be safe."
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Re: Valdosta Georgia State Trooper

Postby M-Quigley » Tue Mar 21, 2017 7:50 pm

Wiz458 wrote:So, the wife and I were returning from vacation in Florida and stayed the night in Valdosta, GA. Sunday AM we are back on I75 northbound when there is a loud thump under the hood and I loose power steering, so I pull off on the side. Water pump failed and took out the serpentine belt, coolant pouring out. We have gone a whole 13 miles and it is 7:30 in the AM. Call for a tow and wait. About 1/2 hour later GA trooper pulls in behind me. He walks up to my window and starts to ask if we are OK, I interrupt him and say "First of all, I have my CFL and I do not remember if I need to notify in Georgia." His response was "No, but we appreciate it when you do." The rest goes as you would expect, everybody is OK, Tow truck is on the way, just checking ... Then the best part, as he is leaving, he says "Be safe, well you have your concealed carry so I know you will be safe."


Safe from the criminal element anyway. Statistically the greatest danger from being broke down on the side of the road is bad drivers. Your vehicle could be eight feet from the edge of the road, hazard flashers on, triangles out, and still get hit sometimes by some people, even in broad daylight on a clear day. :( Anyway, too bad about your vehicle, it's good you had a good encounter with the trooper.
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