Ok...here's the story. Was heading home last night at just after 2 am on the #1, eastbound towards Coquitlam. At Grandview Highway, about 100 yards away I noticed a police car merging onto the highway. I maintained my speed and slowly caught up to the police car. Not wanting to pass him I maintained my speed and even set the cruise control. As I got closer, I noticed that it was a Transit Authority police car. Just past Willingdon, the police car crossed the solid white line and passed a vehicle using the HOV lane. Typical cop move, the laws don't apply to them I guess. I continued to pace the cop(s) through Burnaby Lake, past Gaglardi and down over North Road. Pretty much staying door to door. The cop then slows down, slightly, and I begin to pass him. Once I was about 30-50' infront of him, he puts on the lights and pulls me over.
Officer: Can I see your license?
Me: Sure, its in my wallet, in the trunk. [get out and go to the back of the car] Here you go.
Officer: Do you know what the speed limit is in a 90 zone?
Officer: Bingo! You must be a wealthy guy, you were doing 125.
Me: Excuse me? I had my cruise set WAY below that.
Officer: You passed by me and sped up to 115. Get your registration for the vehicle.
Me: [thinking didnt he just say 125? I get the reg and hand it to him and he heads back to the cop car]
Officer: Here is your ticket, violation for speeding [something along those lines].
Me: Just so you know, I will be disputing this. I paced you all the way through Burnaby Lake from just after Willingdon, does that mean that you are allowed to speed and pull others over for doing it? That is total crap!
Officer: [pointing to the back of the ticket] You will be interested in these details then.
Me: You're damn right I will.
Theres my rant. Yes, I was speeding...but I felt that pacing a police car sort of insured that it was 'ok'. What do you guys think?