Last night my brother-in-law had his truck break down on the middle of Hwy 20 between Panguitch and Beaver. He called the wife and I to let us know he was in trouble and also had a tow truck on the way. The wife wanted to make sure he was OK so she wanted us to pick him up in Beaver. We left Provo around 8:15 and on the big hill before you come into Beaver I passed 2 UHP cars going really fast. I knew as soon as I passed them I was going to get pulled over and sure enough one came after me. I don't think the stop could have gone any better than it did. Here's more or less the relevant dialogue:
UHP: Good evening. The reason I stopped you is because I had you going 88 in an 80 which is a little bit too fast. Can I have you license and registration please?
Me: Yes sir. I do have a CFP as well.
UHP: No problem are you carrying right now?
Me: Yes it is on my right hip (I did have both hands on the steering wheel and the wife had hers on her lap) and my wallet is in my left rear pocket
UHP: Thanks for letting me know that. Go ahead and get your license out and if you have you CFP with you I'd appreciate that as well. (I got both out and gave it to him)
He asked us where we were headed to and we told him about my BIL stranded on Hwy 20 and he told us that was his area as well and hadn't had any calls about a stranded motorist. He was sincerely concerned and wanted to make sure the BIL had a tow on the way and was doing ok. I also didn't have a physical proof of insurance but I did have an emailed POI from my insurance company on my phone. I told the trooper that and wasn't concerned at all. Didn't request to see it, I assume because he was going to check on the computer anyway. He went back to his car and when he came back he told us he was going to let us off with a warning for being a good Samaritan and driving so far to help the BIL out. Then he asked what I was carrying and said he loves when people exercise their rights to carry and he enjoys when he meets citizens taking advantage of 2A. He said he was at Trolley Square unarmed on the night of the shootings and now he doesn't go anywhere unarmed, even church.
Overall it was a great encounter, I didn't have any problem with anything the UHP trooper did. No crazy disarming, unloading, etc. His name is Trooper P. Holgreen and I do intend on calling the UHP on Monday to commend him for a job well done.
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on Sat 09 Jun 2012 9:44 am, edited 1 time in total.