Right so off the bat, I would put my hands up if I did something wrong however I didn’t, hence the shock of the whole incident…
I was on E road at the lights with a friend, police bike next to me… light turn green I take off gently then he puts his lights on…
I pull over, my friend doesn’t… but my friend rode off normal speed so I know he didn’t hear the siren ( he would of stopped 100% )
Police comes up next to me and says turn the bike off… I did so… Then he says " Give me your keys "
I said no…
He said get off the road, which I did as I was close to the pavement, and then he says
" Go stand over there by the shops away from the bike "
At this point, knowing I’ve not done anything wrong. I said what are you on about mate.
Long story short he gets off his bike and starts screaming and shouting about who’s running the show and who’s got power, how he can arrest me for not moving over the pavement and keeping me locked up for 12 hours… All the usual crap tbh.
Then he says right, cause you didn’t give me your keys this stop isn’t gonna be in your favour.
I’m gonna give you 3 points for wreckless driving, little confused I asked how ? He ignored me, I already at this point knew this wasn’t gonna be a pleasent stop so I wanted to collect whatever paper work and juSt go to court. Few minutes later he changed the points from wreck less driving to speeding in park lane…
Whatever floats his boat, someone approached me after the stop when he rode off and asked me why the cop was shouting and screaming so much… Said your guess is good as mine but would you be willing to come court and tell the judge about this officer and his bad day… They said yes. .
So my quesion,
Do I by law have to hand over my key ? As he threatened me and said when he asks I HAVE to…
When stopped, off the public road standing on a pavement, do I have to play puppet and stand where he wants me to stand if I’m not causing an obstruction to anything or anyone ?
Also upon giving me points do they have the right to take a picture of you ?
To top it all off, he wrote out some paper work saying I was driving in excess speed and asked me to sign it, I said I’m not signing anything and clearly further upset he decides to pick on my number plate also.
Rant over. Any answers to the questions would be great. Regardless of it all ill be seeing him in court with my independent witness and fellow rider.