Coming home at around 11pm last night, I was waiting in the right lane of a double left turn lane.
Yes, I was in my car.
To my left was a Fairfax County Police cruiser.
No problem, nothing to be worried about. I hadn't been drinking, because I was just coming back from work. But I was really tired. (Now, coming back from work at 11pm on the Friday before a 3-day weekend? That's dumb, too.)
Now, it was a double left turn onto a stretch of Reston Parkway that crosses over the Toll Road, so it's a little odd, because you've got two travel lanes, two left exit lanes, and a right exit lane.
Well, as I was turning, I nearly sideswiped the cop.
I saw the line (it was faded), saw I was over it, saw him swerve.
Saw him shortly after drop in behind me.
Saw him follow me towards the Taco Bell (which is where I was headed, it being after 11pm and all).
Saw him take the alternate entrance, and then saw him behind me in the drive-in line.
Had I mentioned that I was still carrying my expired registration?
The new version was in my bag, in the trunk.
At least I put my new sticker on that morning.
Anyway, I ended up not getting pulled over.
I guess he was hungry, too.
Plus, I deftly avoided some guy who cut me off, as the cop was behind me watching.