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You were lucky beyond measure! Apparently you or your Challenger or perhaps both, were able to break through the facade of strict, emotionless objectivity that officers are trained to present after stopping a violator. One is taught that it is always best to have made the decision to verbally warn, issue a written warning, or a summons (citation), prior to exiting the patrol car.
That being said, IN ALL LIKELIHOOD the officer changed his mind after contacting you behind the wheel. You did good son. Real good.
I'm not exactly sure what transpired that decided for him to let me go with a "Verbal" warning only. I have a clean record and have ALWAYS had a clean record, in fact, this was the first time I've ever been pulled over. I'm sure he ran my plate as he was coming to get me. But the other thing is, we were on a relatively high speed toll road, no traffic except for the harley behind me that was also going way too fast and when he hit the lights both I and the Harley pulled over, but he left me go with a warning.
My guess is that he weighed the two evils and went after the Harley guy because he was driving 30+ over the limit with his wife on the back and NO helmets.. When he told me to "GO" he backed up and the biker started to get an ear full.
We were both in the wrong and that's why I quickly pulled over! I've always been of the mind set that when I get my first ticket I am going to FULLY deserve it!
I know one thing.. I will be slowing my arse down, because if he wanted to, he could have cut up my license!