There are a few common sense approaches to dealing with being pulled over by a law enforcement officer.
These common sense approaches DO NOT include jumping out of your car and immediately yelling at the officer as he calmly requests your driver’s license. They do not include refusing to get back in your car when the officer tells you to. They also do not include calling 911 to claim that the officer is harassing you as he continues to patiently ask for your information while standing there with a non-threatening body posture that reads, “are you kidding me?!”
Yet the woman, 28-year-old Earledreka White, couldn’t believe she was being placed under arrest so much so that she resisted and garnered additional charges.
White is now fighting those charges, but audio and video have just been released that clearly show her being combative with the officer throughout the entire traffic stop.
White was originally pulled over for crossing a double white line – something that would have simply been a ticket or perhaps even a warning. Instead, she spent two days in jail and had to post a $1,000 bond, according to the Houston Chronicle.
The surveillance video of the traffic stop with the corresponding 911 call are at the top of this article, so readers can make their own determinations about the series of events. One thing is clear however. All of this could have been avoided if White had simply not been so combative with the officer at every possible opportunity.