Saturday, November 30, 2013

Run In With The Law... And Another Car

Alrighty, hey, I guess I should prolly explain myself. So for those of you that personally know me, know that I'm always acting way too old for my age annnnnd it finally caught up with me.

I used to go out to a local bar/cafe with a bunch of my older coworkers after we'd get off from working third shift (which ends at 7am) for breakfast and a couple beers. Never was a big deal, I never went up there and got plastered and obnoxious. Just had a couple drinks and talked with everyone. Well, on my 19th birthday (which was a friday) we all went up there like normal and I was sitting with a couple guy friends at the bar and the next thing I know, there are two cops behind me telling me to come outside. So at 7:30am on my birthday I was chilling in the police station, bawling my eyes out, getting interrogated, had to take a breathalyzer, and charged with underage consumption. Definitely an experience. They take me home and tell me I'll be getting a court summons to Allen County.

A month later, I get my summons and go to court. The prosecutor pulls me and a couple other guys into a conference room and gives us papers for an online class that we can take to clear our records. We were told to plead 'not guilty and set to trial' and present the certificate that you'll get when you finish the class. So I do the class (which is absolutely miserable, I wouldn't wish it on anyone) and get the certificate and get a summons for my trial.

The day of my trial, I got off work at 7am and got to the house around 8 and laid down, needing to be up by 9. Of course, I overslept so I'm flying down the highway and get pulled over for 82 in a 55 and earn a $180 speeding ticket (somehow managed to not get a reckless op). I call the courthouse and tell them I'm gonna be late and head into lima. Right inside Lima, I dozed off coming to a stoplight and slam my Journey into a Honda, bashing my knee into the steering column that I later had to go to the ER for. Luckily, I don't get cited for the accident and the Journey still runs (kinda. Turns out I pushed the electric fan back and it was smacking the engine). My grandpa ended up taking me to court and I got all the charges expunged and my court fees paid. The Journey ended up at Superior Collision in Van Wert for like a month to get the $5000 worth of damage fixed...

So all in all, things were a little nuts but lesson learned and my car is all fixed up and life is looking up. (: