Yes you read right, although not ticket.
Long dual carriageway. Come up behind police Astra doing the customary 5mph less than the speed limit. He pulls into inside lane, slows down a bit more. I carry on my way and pull into inside lane. He then pulls out again, gets 100 yards in front of me then slows down to about 63 in the outside lane, so I end up passing him on the inside, at 70mph. Comes behind me, light on, predictable. I stayed in the car, as per MLC's advice from before.
Copper: do you know the speed limit?
Copper: What is it?
Copper: You were doing 80 at one point
Me: The most I have gone is 76.
Copper: Slow down in future.
I was pulled over at a junction, which he then pulled OFF of to join the carriageway, where as I did it legally and crossed the roundabout to re-join.
He then drove most of the way in front of my sitting with his inside wheels slightly crossed over the centre lines. Sorry, but I think my driving was safer than his in this case.
How stupid can you get? He, in my view, was just playing a bit of a game. The boys in blue will note from previous posts about being "tugged" that I've always played fair and been straight, but this guy got no more conversation out of me than he deserved. He even drove past a car in the hard shoulder with hazards on - surely thats more of a risk than me even if they are not obliged to deal with breakdowns...?
Sorry fellas had to rant this out! Done!