UK boxer David Haye recently posed for a selfie with a police officer to
get out of a speeding ticket.
In April, Metropolitan officer Hitesh Patel stopped the former WBA Heavyweight
Champion for speeding, but released "the Hayemaker" after the boxer
agreed to a photograph. Officer Patel then Tweeted the picture to the fighter, with a caption
that the two met while Mr. Haye was "'enjoying'" his
car. The boxer responded by thanking Officer Patel for "not nicking" him.
Officer Patel did issue Mr. Haye a warning; the boxer's speed was unknown.
There is a significant chance that you are not a heavyweight boxing champion
or a similar celebrity, and so an arresting officer probably does not
want your picture. While these things won't necessarily prevent the
officer from tearing a page out of the ticket book, or performing the
electronic equivalent, there are some
things to remember when you're pulled over in Tulare County:
Remember that police officers in Lamont and Shafter have a very dangerous
job and are understandably on edge when approaching a potentially dangerous
situation. If the roles were reversed, you would probably have the same
attitude. As a driver, you don't have to make things easy, but you
certainly don't want to make things worse.