If I was being flashed by a car with lights on the top of a car as every cop has, I'd pull over. But if it was a blue light on the dash, I'd punch the 3800 and leave 'em in the dust.
Wow. I didn't know that a Bonny could outrun radio.
Not to mention that a PI CV has more torque and a 0-60 time almost as good as a super-charged SSEI...
Even if it didn't, you'd be an idiot to run. If it'* an officer, he has your registration. You can run, but you won't be able to hide.
If it was a real cop and I didn't pull over, they'd do what Nytro said and call another cop (or two). I know this for a fact since I was pulled over by 3 cops in the Bonne because the dumba$$ thought I stole it!!! What an idiot! He said he was about to pull me over by gunpoint. HAHAHAHAHAHA!!
BOLO=Be On Look Out...for a person, car, or what have you. You fit the description; certainly not the officer'* fault.
As for laughing about the idea of a felony stop...I doubt very much you've ever seen a firearm, let alone seriously thought about what it would mean to have one pointed at you. In any case, it'* nothing to laugh about.
As far as the girl...Whether on agrees with the law or not, it'* currently a law. It may be badly worded; I doubt very much that the legistlators who wrote imagined two small prin-****** of light would be a "cool" thing. Much of this style of legistlation comes out of the 1980s with the gang shootings; several times gang members would pull over rivals and murder them on the road. The law about blue lights gave the LEO another tool to combat drugs. If there'* a problem with the law, it needs to be changed to a wording away from "any forward facing blue light" to "any blue light capable of imitating a law enforcement vehicle" or some such. Contact your representative; Heck, even the Live Free or Die state prohibits any blue colored light on any vehicle, except for law enforcement:
NHRSA: 266:74, II Blue colored lights shall only be used on law enforcement vehicles operated by law enforcement officers. When blue colored lights are installed on a private vehicle belonging to a law enforcement officer, such lights shall be covered when the vehicle is being driven by someone other than a law enforcement officer. The display or use of blue colored motor vehicle lights by any person who is not an employed full-time or part-time police officer shall be prohibited.
Now a LEO is capable of a great deal of discretion, as is a court. The fact that both decided to not exercise it here probably indicates that the girl in question did something wrong. I certainly am not going to take the word of the press
As for whether or not you need to stop if an officer decides to pull you over:
NHRSA: 265:4 No person, while driving or in charge of a vehicle, shall:
(c) Purposely neglect to stop when signaled to stop by any law enforcement officer who is in uniform or who displays his badge conspicuously on the outside of his outer coat or garment, or who signals such person to stop by means of any authorized audible or visual emergency warning signals
; or otherwise willfully attempt to elude pursuit by a law enforcement officer by increasing speed, extinguishing headlamps while still in motion or abandoning a vehicle while being pursued.
There is no
exception made for being scared, believing it isn't a real cop, etc. It comes down to the discretion of the officer again...whether he or she will understand your reluctance. Some agencies will...some will not.
But if you read the law, it say any
authorized emergency signal...and blue lights are one...hence the earlier law about no blue lights on civilian vehicles.
Bottom line: You see blue lights, you MUST stop...or face the consequences. And blue lights are illegal on the road for precisly that reason...In NH at least. I'd be surprised if any state out there is more lenient, though!