Profiles in stupidity: Florence, Kentucky police officerMy poor wife has to travel today in order to vindicate herself from the false charge that she does not have auto insurance, and she has to go all the way to Burlington, Kentucky to do it. Regulars will remember that Nicole and I made a spur-of-the-moment trip to Dayton, Ohio to attend the funeral of Father Chris Rohmiller. On our return trip, Nicole was backing out of the handicapped space after stopping at a Florence, Kentucky shopping center (when we were first married, we lived in the area) when the alarm of a car behind us went off. The owner of that car alleges we hit his car, Nicole disputes this, but the insurance company agrees with the offended owner.
When the Florence police officer came to file a police report, Nicole didn't have her current insurance card with her. She was on the phone with the insurance company, and offered to let the representative talk to the officer-the officer refused to talk to the insurance representative to verify that we had coverage on our truck!
Now as a result, Nicole has to go all the way up there today just to have a traffic court judge in Burlington throw out the ticket (which was only for no proof of insurance)-it could have all been solved had the officer just talked to the insurance lady on the phone. What's more, the Boone County Commonwealth's Attorney could have handled everything over the fax-we were ready to fax proofof insurance. The Boone County authorities refused to do so.
So Nicole has to drive all the way to Burlington to have a judge throw out the case-and the county will get nothing. Does this sound like an intelligent use of taxpayer dollars to you?