Ever seen something on the road and thought; ‘If only there was a cop to see this’? I’ve done the *555 thing a few times but only to report dull stuff like road debris hazards.
Recently I was driving home through suburban Sunnyvale and caught up with a car creeping along the road. Approaching an empty roundabout it stopped completely before inching around (unfortunately in the same direction I was headed). We barely exceeded 20 km/h (in a 50 area) on a road too narrow and twisty to safely overtake.
The cautious and erratic driving had me thinking this is a very new learner (no L plate), perhaps someone lost or who’s been on the booze. A bit further along the road we crested a small rise and “Mr Erratic” stomped on the brakes, almost stopping, before driving on even slower.
What prompted this odd behaviour? A Police random breath test where I left him having what appeared to be a rather serious conversation with the officers. I don’t know if it was a drunk driver but have my suspicions, and the rest of my trip home was rather less frustrating!