Q&A - Rude, Aggressive and Obnoxious
We live in a small town up north with the RCMP are well known to be rude, aggressive and ...obnoxious. My 25 year old son was teaching my 21 year old son how to drive a standard last night...my younger son stalled on the road and tried to get the car started and stalled a couple of more times - he was more nervous also because there was a police car behind him.
The policeman turned on the siren once, short and quickly - my son...was pulling over to the side of the road...The officer began running beside the car POUNDING HARD on the window, telling him to stop, which my son did. Instead of asking my son if everything was all right - the first thing he asked him was if he was drunk - WHICH OF COURSE HE WASN'T, it was around 7 pm.
He tried to explain he was learning how to drive a standard - this "officer" was yelling, extremely rude, told him they should have stopped right there and then when he let off his siren the one time quickly. My older son..said, well, we were just pulling to the side - this "officer" told him he was WRONG, that he should have just stopped in the middle of the road PERIOD. My son said he wasn't aware of that rule... I just looked up the rules for emergency vehicles, sirens, and pulling over - it would appear as if this "officer" was, as per usual, just obnoxious and simply making up HIS OWN RULES...to intimidate my sons...which they love to do here.
I would like clarification - I plan to write a letter to the editor of the paper....I want to have accurate information to do so.